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 team.

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 in relation to 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.


  • Law Practice Course from the University of the West of England
  • Law (LLB) from the University of the West of England

  • "Tom and Gemma were very helpful in what was an uncomfortable family situation. Their advice was always clear and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble."
    Mr + Mrs LloydFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help in securing me access to my children last year. I have enjoyed contact with my daughter as set out in the contact order."

    Mr SFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom makes it his personal responsibility to ensure his clients receive the very best attention and standard of service possible."
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom, I am just overwhelmed by the kindness, patience and care that you have shown in dealing with my case, I know that you have worked extremely hard and conscientiously, I am amazed, thank you."
    RebekahFamily Matters Client
  • "Thank you for what you have done for me, my first experience of dealing with a solicitor has been a positive and easy ride."
    ShareenaFamily Matters Client