Expertise

Toby advises clients in relation to a broad range of family law issues arising on the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation, with an emphasis on the financial claims that arise on divorce. He has particular experience of international cases, often involving jurisdiction disputes.

Toby has significant expertise in cases concerning highly contested contact arrangements. He is an experienced practitioner in the field of international child abduction and is regularly instructed in cases concerning applications under the Hague Convention, applications for permission to relocate and decisions about a child’s habitual residence.

On the non-contentious side, Toby regularly advises in relation to pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation contracts and asset protection.

Recognition

Toby is ranked by Chambers UK 2021 and Chambers High Net Worth 2020, with one interviewee commenting: “Clients love him because he’s unshowy but incredibly reassuring and sensible.”

The Legal 500 credits Toby as being “able to diffuse the most difficult of situations” whose “advice is thoughtful and measured and judgement is sound”.

Toby has been described by Spear’s Wealth Magazine as “unflappable” and “a sage family lawyer respected by peers for his client skills, work ethic and good judgement”.

Citywealth Leaders List have praised Toby as “fantastic with clients and a great tactician. He is equally adept at litigating outcomes in difficult cases as he is in negotiating bespoke solutions. I am quite sure he will be one of the industry leaders for years to come.”

Accreditations and Memberships

Toby is a member of Resolution and was on the London Young Resolution Committee for several years.

Career

Toby graduated from Edinburgh University in 2001. He joined Stewarts from Charles Russell Speechlys in 2015.

Publications

Toby is a regular contributor of articles to legal publications and the wider media, and has been featured in the Times, the Financial Times, Spear’s Wealth, Citywealth magazine and the New Law Journal.