Tom joined Burges Salmon in 1995. He became a partner in the private client and wealth structuring department in 2004. He was a chartered surveyor before turning to law.

He is a member of the Country Landowners and Business Association and of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.

He often lectures on the capital gains tax and inheritance tax issues facing families and their businesses. As a former land agent he has a particular interest in clients with land and property.

He heads the firm's estates and land team and the food and farming team.

He advises clients on succession and wealth planning and all aspects of complex trusts, wills, probate and capital tax issues.

  • Instructed by a large Midlands estate to act for the trustees of the various trusts and family generally, including complicated structural issues.
  • Advising a farming family partnership wishing to separate particular land holdings to particular individuals and then end the partnership.
  • Advising the owners of a sizable residential development site in the South of England on tax planning and 'pooling' arrangements.
  • Advising an individual on the creation of a Private Trust Corporation to act as a trustee of various family trusts.
  • Advising estate owning parents on the gradual transfer of responsibility and wealth to their children.

What others say...

He is second to none for private client.
Chambers 2021