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Mr Tom Fazackerley


Experience:

Former Solicitor specialising in Family Law

Called to the Bar 2010 Grays Inn

 

Education:

University of Sheffield - European and International Law LLB

College of Law, Chester - Legal Practice Course

BPP - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test

Practice Areas

Family

  • Matrimonial Finance
  • Private Law Children
  • Cohabitee disputes

 

Legal Directory Recommendations:

Legal 500 (2017)  "he has a brilliant bedside manner with clients"

Chambers & Partners (2018)
Tom Fazackerley of 7 Harrington St Chambers has notable experience of advising clients, particularly high net worth individuals, on divorce and financial remedy matters.
Strengths: "Tom is an articulate and formidable advocate who has excellent negotiation skills and a fabulous bedside manner." "He is extremely personable, calm and compassionate with clients”. 
 

 

What the Client's Say:

“Tom’s reputation as a matrimonial barrister is well known and highly deserved. He is extremely astute and commercial. He is very hardworking and committed to achieving the best possible results for his client”

Pauline Mc Namara

Director and Head of Family Law at PMC Family Law

 

“For dealing with financial matters and children, Tom Fazackerley is now my first choice of Counsel.

 He is meticulous in his preparation, leaving no stone unturned and he combines first rate advocacy with a clear and sympathetic approach to clients.

 He is always sensible and what is most important of all in any lawyer his judgement is sound.”

Tom Fisher, Principal

Lees Solicitors LLP, Wirral

 


 

Areas of Practice

Tom is a Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 recognised barrister and was noted in 2017 for having “a brilliant bedside manner with clients”.

Chambers & Partners (2018) said "Tom is an articulate and formidable advocate who has excellent negotiation skills and a fabulous bedside manner." "He is extremely personable, calm and compassionate with clients"

Previously a solicitor at a leading North West law firm, Tom transferred to the Bar in 2010.

A matrimonial specialist, he practices exclusively in divorce and financial remedy work, as well as private law children matters. As a solicitor, he specialised in high net worth cases and he continues to undertake such work at the Bar. He is regularly instructed in cases where the assets are of significant value including pensions, companies and trust assets.

Tom also deals with cohabitee disputes and applications for financial provision for children. He is regularly called on to advise on and draft pre and post nuptial agreements.

In private law proceedings Tom represents parents, extended family members and guardians in applications for child arrangement orders. In recent times, he has conducted a number of cases concerning leave to remove from the jurisdiction. He was Junior Counsel for the successful appellant in the Court of Appeal in L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1297.         

Tom is highly respected for his robust advocacy and strong negotiation skills. He adopts a pragmatic approach to cases and is commended for his written work and client care.

Tom is fully qualified to accept instructions through the Public Access scheme.

 

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Notable Cases

L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1297       
 
 

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