Tom Harrill

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Private Law Children

Tom is experienced in acting for parents, children and members of the extended family in all aspects of private-law disputes. He is sensitive toward the particular challenges which are posed in private law litigation whilst maintaining a tactically-driven approach. Tom prefers to be instructed at an early stage in private proceedings and to work in partnership with his solicitors so that his clients have the benefit of their full legal team.

Tom has recently been instructed in cases with issues including:

  • Alleged serious physical and sexual violence
  • Alleged parental alienation
  • Alleged drug and alcohol misuse
  • Internal and external relocation, including to non-Hague Convention countries
  • Challenging section 7 reports
  • Transfer of living arrangements
  • Contact
  • Schooling
  • Change of name
  • Declarations of parentage
  • Special guardianship

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University of Birmingham: BA English, First Class Honours (2011)

University of Birmingham: Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation (2012)

University of Law, Birmingham: BPTC, Very Competent (2013)


The Midland Circuit

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Family Law Bar Association


Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn: Lord Denning Scholar 2012

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn: Sir Roger Cholmeley Scholar 2013


Legal 500 2021: “Unflappable and authoritative, with a thoughtful and intellectual approach to complex cases.”

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