Tom Powles

Tom has practiced family law since he qualified in 2003. Since then, he has developed specialisms in multiple areas of family law, including children, and he heads up our Children Law team. He is also the Head of our Family department.

Tom also regularly helps clients in separating their finances following the end of a relationship or marriage, and continues to represent children in public law cases. In addition, Tom advises on matters concerning domestic abuse.

Tom advises on surrogacy queries and assists clients on parental orders, donor conception and separation, as well as other LGBTQ+ matters.

Tom is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and is a Resolution-accredited specialist. Until very recently, he was also a qualified family mediator, and now utilises those skills when seeking to establish a non-contentious approach towards family matters, where appropriate.

Tom is recognised as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in Legal 500 UK 2024.


  • Law Practice Course from the University of the West of England
  • Law (LL.B.) from the University of the West of England

  • "Tom Powles – a very conscientious lawyer, who always gives 100% for the benefit of his clients"
    Legal 500 UK 2023