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Thomas Duggins, Partner

Thomas advises on all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial claims that arise on divorce, civil partnership dissolution and in cohabitation disputes.

Summary

Thomas advises on all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial claims that arise on divorce, civil partnership dissolution and in cohabitation disputes. He frequently advises on wealth protection via nuptial, civil partnership and cohabitation agreements. Separate to financial issues, he advises in all private children law matters, from disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions. He has a great deal of experience in complex cases concerning substantial family wealth and those with an international element, as well as more standard domestic cases.

Thomas was shortlisted for young lawyer of the year at the Spears Wealth Management Awards 2016 and is listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in their 2016 indices of prominent family lawyers.

He appears in the 2016 Citywealth Leaders List and was shortlisted for partner of the year at the Citywealth Awards 2016. He has contributed articles on contemporary family law issues to publications such as The Times and The Spectator and has appeared on BBC news.

Thomas is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • C v C and Another [2015] EWHC 2795 (Fam), which concerned a freezing injunction in an international case with assets of c. £60m
  • Luckwell v Limata [2014] EWHC 502, which concerned challenging the terms of a restrictive pre-nuptial agreement.
  • Lawrence v Gallagher [2012] EWCA Civ 394, the first reported civil partnership case
  • H v S [2011] EWHC B23 (Fam), which established that Saudi Arabian Talaqs are capable of recognition in England and Wales

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