Thomas is a family law solicitor in our Sydney Office. Thomas works closely with the Partner in charge of our family law department, Tom Reeve and with Senior Associate, Emily Barker. Prior to this Thomas worked at our Liverpool Office with Senior Associate, Kimberly Buttriss.
Thomas joined us in 2016 and has worked exclusively in family law since then.
Before joining Marsdens, Thomas worked in property law at a Macarthur based firm for 5 years. Thomas’ property law background has proven immensely helpful in property negotiations and settlements. His understanding of the conveyancing process and its common pitfalls means that he is able to draft documents with a greater accuracy and can assist clients through what can be a complicated and overwhelming exercise to reach their desired outcome with ease.
After years of working with clients closely, Thomas has always been attracted to working in an area that deals with a client’s real life issues. He developed a particular interest in family law after dealing with clients that were going through a separation and recognising he had the skills to help them through what is often one of the most difficult and emotional periods in a person’s life.
In addition to his work on property matters, Thomas regularly works on parenting matters. Thomas’ work in this area ranges from assisting clients to develop and implement parenting arrangements that better suit them, to work on more complex matters that involve family violence, allegations of family violence, relocation, mental health concerns and child protection issues.
Thomas understands that family law matters are emotionally draining and directs his focus on minimising conflict, stress and cost for his clients. Thomas takes pride in providing his clients with realistic advice, his attention to detail and in working efficiently to resolve matters swiftly and to lower cost.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Western Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and is on the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia.
Thomas grew up in the Macarthur area but now lives in Alexandria with his partner. He loves tennis and is an avid listener of true crime podcasts.
Testimonial: May 2020
"Words can’t express the gratitude we feel towards Emily, Thomas and Kaya for their unbelievable support in navigating a complex and stressful time. Your compassion, kindness and genuine interest in helping us combined with serious technical talent and expertise made a hard situation so much easier. Having had a terrible experience with the first law firm we approached, it was just so overwhelmingly easy and positive from the moment we picked up the phone and spoke to Emily and the Marsdens team the first time. You were always willing to answer our questions, help us objectively see the right way forward and we know that you were genuinely vested in supporting us reach our desired outcome – which we achieved! Not to mention you are all just really wonderful people. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Patrick & Femke"
Testimonial: May 2020
"Marsdens (Tom Hobson) was brilliant-communicated promptly and resolved my legal issues professionally and without delay. Lauren Woolley"