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 also has significant expertise in cases concerning the relocation of children across jurisdictions and highly contested contact arrangements.

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

Recognition

Toby was recently 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”.

He was also named in the Citywealth Leaders List 2016, which described him 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.”

 

The Legal 500 2018 praises Toby as someone who ” strives to achieve a peaceful resolution if there is one to be found whilst preparing to fight if required. His advice is thoughtful and measured and his judgement is sound”.

Accreditations and Memberships

Toby is a committed member of Resolution, having been 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.