Tom advises UK and international private clients and trustees on tax and succession planning, trust law, asset protection and charity law. He is dual qualified in Scots and English law. In the field of tax and succession planning, Tom has a particular focus on the drafting of wills, trusts and the use of companies, partnerships and other wealth planning structures. He advises business owners on planning for disposals and tax efficient restructuring. Tom provides advice to a broad range of charities and national institutions. He also advises on the sale, purchase and loan of art together with UK heritage issues.
Tom joined Turcan Connell in 2002 after studying law at the University of Edinburgh. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004. He was appointed as a partner in 2012. Tom is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Scotland. He won a STEP President's Prize in 2010 and was named one of Private Client Practitioner's UK Top 35 Under 35 2013. He is an editor of the Scottish Private Client Law Review and a member of the association of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.
Chambers & Partners 2013 described him as "absolutely fantastic to work with and is so good with clients". Chambers & Partners 2014 stated that "Clients report that he spots detailed precise points that might trip us up later. He's good at sorting things out upfront and not compromising, and he doesn't lose sight of the core issues or worry about pedantic detail." Legal 500 2016 described him as having “excellent client-handling skills”.