Members of Chambers

Polly Thompson

Called: 1990

Polly Thompson

Practice Profile

Polly Thompson started as a general common law practitioner but has specialised in family law for over fifteen years.

Polly is able to accept work under Direct Public Access (DPA) on cases that are suitable.

Specialist Practice Areas

Family

  • Financial Remedy
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Contested divorce petitions
  • Care and Adoption (for guardians and parents)
  • Wardship (including child abduction)
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Civil Partnership

General Civil

  • Building disputes
  • Contract
  • Professional negligence
  • Professional Disciplinary Tribunal

Notable Cases

  • Re G & B (Disclosure: Protocol) [2010] EWHC 2630 (Fam); [2011] 1 FLR 1089
  • Re M (Residence) [2002] EWCA Civ 1052; [2002] 2 FLR 1059

Education

Academic

  • BA (Hons.) English, Queen Mary College, London University, 1984
  • Dip.Law, Polytechnic of Central London, 1989

Scholarships & Awards

6 month stage in Brussels 1992 as a Middle Temple Scholar.

Languages

Conversational French

Professional Memberships

  • FLBA (Family Law Bar Association)
  • Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)
  • South Eastern Circuit

Hobbies and other interests

Walking my dog, yoga, theatre and cinema.