Tom Farley-Hills


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Tom is a partner and specialist family lawyer. Tom joined Simons Muirhead Burton in November 2019, having previously led the Family department at a highly-ranked media and entertainment firm in the West End.

Tom specialises in divorce, financial claims on divorce and financial claims on behalf of children and property claims. Tom also acts for clients when the care of their children and issues to do with their welfare are in dispute with the other parent. Tom has considerable experience assisting clients who are considering entering into nuptial agreements or require advice about the effect of their nuptial agreement on the outcome of a financial claim on divorce.


“He’s a clever family lawyer who has really good instincts and is pragmatic.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is very effective and is entirely straightforward.” Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is a consummate all-rounder. He is very good on children and money.” Chambers & Partners HNW, 2021

“He is very good with clients and very good at seeing the bigger picture, he is also very good on detail.” Chambers & Partners HNW, 2021

“Incredibly good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in a case from the beginning and his client care is fantastic.” Chambers & Partners, 2019

“He really does see the wood for the trees, and is a strong player in this field.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Tom Farley-Hills is another key individual who gets the job done without fuss.” Legal 500, 2022

“Underneath the polite and delightful exterior lurks a master tactician and strategist.  Definitely not someone to be underestimated.” Legal 500, 2022

“I have worked several times with Tom Farley-Hills and found him to give excellent advice, which is then executed in a timely manner.  He is scrupulous about informing me of the pros and cons of a given situation, he gives careful and cautious advise but is open to challenge” Legal 500, 2022

“Tom Farley-Hills brings strength and experience to an already well-rounded team.” Legal 500, 2021

“Incredibly good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in a case from the beginning and his client care is fantastic.”
Legal 500, 2019

“The ‘sympathetic and very knowledgeable’ Tom Farley-Hills has ‘the right instinct on cases.’”
Legal 500, 2018

“As comfortable litigating as he is negotiating, mediating or arbitrating.”
Legal 500, 2018

“Tom was able to see and identify the issues from the very beginning. I never felt at any time that Tom was wrong footed during the case or that the case developed in a way that Tom did not see coming. He guided me through the process expertly with a smile and a sense of humour.” Client, 2020

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  • ‘Tom Farley-Hills has excellent judgment and runs a fantastic team.’

    Legal 500, 2024
  • ‘Tom Farley-Hills is excellent; bright and calm in equal measure.’

    Legal 500, 2024
  • “Tom’s main strengths are his close identification with his clients’ best interests, his rigorous attention to detail and his persistence.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “He is an all-around professional. He is very good with clients, very good at seeing the bigger picture and also very good on detail.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “Tom Farley-Hills is personable and has a great eye and brain for strategy.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • “One of the best all-rounders in the business. He’s a go-to for individuals in the music industry.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW, 2022
  • “He has a breadth of experience, he’s very intelligent and client-friendly.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW, 2022
  • “He’s very calm and cerebral.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW, 2022
  • “Tom is a really good, robust lawyer. He has fantastic instincts and has a no-nonsense approach.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW, 2022
  • “Tom Farley-Hills is excellent”

    Legal 500, 2023
  • “Tom Farley Hills is a phenomenal lawyer. Sound judgment, commercial nous and very approachable”

    Legal 500, 2023
  • “Tom Farley-Hills handled my divorce with exceptional compassion and understanding”

    Legal 500, 2022