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Mr Tom Fazackerley


Former Solicitor specialising in Family Law

Called to the Bar 2010 Grays Inn



University of Sheffield – European and International Law LLB

College of Law, Chester – Legal Practice Course

BPP – Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test

Practice Areas


  • Matrimonial Finance
  • Private Law Children
  • Cohabitee disputes


Legal Directory Recommendations:

Legal 500 (2020) “Combines first-rate advocacy with a clear approach to clients” Family and Children Law Ranked Tier 2


Chambers and Partners 2020

Family/Matrimonial – Northern Bar (Band 3)

Has notable experience of advising clients, particularly high net worth individuals, on divorce and financial matters. He often acts for parents, guardians and extended family members in private law children cases.

Strengths: “He’s a very safe pair of hands, clients really like him and his preparation is always excellent” “He’s meticulous in his preparation and will leave no stone unturned. In court, he combines first-rate advocacy with a clear and sympathetic approach.”


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

Legal 500 (2018) “he is an excellent negotiator”


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.
Chambers & Partners (2019)

“Tom has a fabulous bedside manner with clients and is very articulate and formidable advocate” Very knowledgeable and well prepared”.






Areas of Practice

Tom is a Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 recognised barrister.

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.




Notable Cases

L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1297       


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