Tom joined Hughes Paddison in 2017 as a Director and Head of the Private Client department. He is dual qualified as both a solicitor and a Chartered Tax Advisor.
Tom trained in Bristol and worked in the City for five years, covering a wide range of private client matters. His clients include entrepreneurs, investors, landed estates, companies and trustees (individual and corporate) in both the UK and abroad.
He is able to deal with personal tax and trust matters of all shapes and sizes, including for clients – UK domiciled or otherwise - whose affairs have an international dimension. For UK clients, his work covers all aspects of estate planning, as well as advising entrepreneurs on the tax-efficient handling of business transactions (including exits, particularly where there are opportunities to secure reliefs for estate planning purposes). For non-UK clients, he offers UK and cross-border tax and trust advice. This includes residence and domicile advice, pre-residence and remittance planning, international succession issues and trust drafting.
Tom also practises charity law (having spent 18 months earlier in his career as a charity law specialist) and has extensive experience of setting up charities for both individuals and businesses, and providing operational advice for established charities.
Outside of work, Tom conducts an orchestra in Bristol and enjoys cricket, reading and Spanish wine. He lives near Stroud with his wife and two young daughters.