Members of Chambers

Polly Thompson

Called: 1990

Polly Thompson

Practice Profile

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

She is regularly instructed in Financial Remedy proceedings dealing with complex and high value disputes.

In Public Law Care Proceedings, Polly acts for parents, Guardians and other family members dealing with vulnerable clients and cases involving alleged non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. 

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

Specialist Practice Areas

Family

  • Financial Remedy
  • Contested divorce petitions
  • Public Law Care and Adoption (for guardians and parents)
  • Wardship (including child abduction)

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.