Leaders List interview: 60 seconds with Thomas Brownrigg, Goodman Ray
Citywealth speaks to Thomas Brownrigg, Partner and Accredited Mediator at Goodman Ray who provides legal advice and representation on a range of family issues, in particular financial issues upon separation and arrangements for children.
Tell Citywealth’s readers about your role.
I am a…
- Partner at Goodman Ray Solicitors, a specialist family law firm of solicitors near the Royal Courts of Justice
- Solicitor providing legal advice and representation on a range of family issues, in particular financial issues upon separation and arrangements for children
- Mediator working with separating couples to help them reach an amicable solution together on issues arising from their separation
- Collaborative lawyer working in conjunction and round a table with other solicitors to help our clients reach a settlement on issues arising from their separation
What are the most pressing issues you are dealing with in your role at the moment?
Overseeing the setting up of our new office and premises in Brighton.
Dealing with some particularly complex matrimonial finance cases involving company structures across multiple jurisdictions.
How would your clients describe you?
Approachable, thorough, collaborative and fair.
What are the most important skills and personal qualities to succeed in your role?
A fascination with working with people, an ability to help manage and handle the emotional pressures that come with working with separating families, attention to detail, and a love of the job of helping families resolve disputes (with a desire to do that amicably!).
What does it mean to you to be a member of Citywealth’s Leaders List?
It is a real honour to be recognised amongst such a prestigious list of peers. It is particularly important to me that I am able to work collaboratively not just with other lawyers, but with a range of professionals to provide the best service to my clients. Being part of the Leaders List and being able to recommend others on that list helps me deliver that service.
What is the most valuable piece of advice you have been given?
There is no such thing as a stupid question.
Click here to check Thomas Brownrigg‘s Leaders List profile.