Tom Bureau

Tom Bureau

Year of Call: 2007


Tom specialises in Children Act matters relating to both private and public law applications and for those either seeking or opposing injunctive relief under the Family Law Act .

Tom is regularly instructed to appear in the Family Court at all levels as well as in the High Court.

He has experience of a wide range of issues including sexual abuse, non-accidental injury and removal of the child from the jurisdiction.

Career History:

Prior to becoming as barrister, Tom was a teacher for sixteen years both in the UK and abroad and was the head of several departments in a school in the Midlands for ten years.

Recent cases:

Represented a father of children between whom there were allegations of serious sexual assault. Complex issues arose concerning interrelated criminal and family proceedings and the need for a teenager to give evidence.

Represented the child in relation to a case where the parents were found to be responsible for ‘factitious’ injury.

Represented a father suffering from PTSD following service in Afghanistan. Cross examination was required in relation to conflicting psychiatric and psychological evidence


  • MA from Edinburgh University,
  • LLB Nottingham Law School

Awards & Scholarships:

Whilst at Nottingham Tom received the Lord Brougham scholarship and Walter Wigglesworth major scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn