Irwin Mitchell

Toby Hales

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Practice Areas

Toby is a partner in the family department, and his work encompasses all areas of matrimonial and children disputes. He has been involved in a number of reported cases over recent years, most recently the case of Gohil v Gohil, in which he represented the successful Appellant Varsha Gohil through two Court of Appeal hearings. Toby is regarded particularly as a pioneer in terms of fixed fee schemes, and recently developed and launched a fixed fee arbitration service that was widely covered by the legal press. In addition, Toby regularly publishes articles and commentary on family law matters, including Jordan’s Family Law and Family Law Journal, and regularly appears on TV.

Professional Memberships

Law Society Children Panel 1999 to date; Association of Lawyers for Children; Resolution.


Articled Clerk at Bates Wells Braithwaite 1993-95; Admitted as a Solicitor Powell Spencer; Partner 1995-2000; Hodge Jones and Allen 2000; Partner 2004, Seddons; Partner 2015.