Raymond Tooth advises in complex and high profile, high net worth matrimonial financial disputes often involving persons in the public eye. He founded Sears Tooth in 1982 and his impact on the landscape of family law is indisputable. His long standing and highly respected practice has been built by taking difficult and novel cases to final hearings and winning. His reported case include leading cases in all areas of family law. Raymond believes that whilst every case should be capable of settlement, the best approach is to move matters forward as quickly as possible because delay generally serves only to cause causes anxiety, frustration and unnecessary legal expense. This is very much the ethos of the firm.
Raymond has championed the rights of parties to full disclosure of their spouse’s assets. A high percentage of his work involves multiple jurisdictions and complex trust structures. Raymond’s clients tend to be high net worth or high profile but he is also renowned for defending the underdog, taking on difficult cases with an unusual element.
Raymond was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford; Kings College, Canterbury and University College, Oxford. Raymond has received many accolades from his peers. He is a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is listed in the City Wealth Leaders List ‘leading lawyers’. Raymond has made frequent appearances on television (a documentary having been made of him called Tooth & Nail) and is often quoted in the National Press. Raymond was awarded the Spears Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for services to Private Clients.
Raymond spends his free time breeding and racing thoroughbred horses, and has won a number of prestigious races.