Tom was born and raised on the Central Coast and has lived in the region for most of his life. After completing his schooling at Central Coast Grammar School, he studied arts, followed by law, at Newcastle University. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2014 while working at a law firm in Sydney. The experience of city life led him to fully appreciate the extraordinary beaches and national parks on the Central Coast and encouraged him to return and join the team at Ryan & Seton Lawyers. Fortunately, he managed to convince his beautiful partner, Mel, to relocate from Sydney with him.
Tom’s focus is on family law and he has worked exclusively in this area. He has developed expertise in assisting clients in moving elegantly, and with dignity, through the family law process to obtain the best outcome. Tom understands that clients may bring sadness and uncertainty along with their legal problems. With compassion, he aims to see that these emotions do not cloud judgment and prevent those separating from seeing what would represent a sensible resolution. He takes pride in satisfying clients and shortening, if not eliminating, litigation. Since joining the firm, Tom has also expanded his practice and experience to assisting clients in criminal and civil matters in the Local Court.
Tom is passionate about balancing working life with activities which keep him fit and functioning at a high level. He tracks the wind and the waves and, whenever possible, you will find him in the ocean engaged in a variety of water sports, trekking through the region’s national parks, or in a comfortable chair with a book.