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Zoë Thompson

Year of call 1999, Middle Temple  

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence, Insurance Fraud, Mediation, Personal Injury, Travel & International Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Mediators

Personal Injury - Northern (Bar):
"She is a very impressive advocate who leaves no stone unturned." "Zoë has excellent negotiation skills and thinks quickly on her feet."

Chambers and Partners 2023

Personal Injury:
"Zoë is extremely thorough and detailed in her assessment of the case and will give an honest assessment of prospects. At trial, she is very tenacious when needed but methodical and clinical in her cross examination. She is well liked by the insured clients she deals with."

Legal 500 2023

Personal Injury: Leading Junior Band 3
An excellent tactician who is very good with both witnesses and experts.

Legal 500 2020

Zoe is a leading barrister in her field, recommended in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. She is described in Chambers and Partners as “a very impressive advocate who leaves no stone unturned. Zoe has excellent negotiation skills and thinks quickly on her feet”. She is described in The Legal 500 as “absolutely clinical in her assessment of the evidence and thorough in her questioning of witnesses and experts. Nothing gets by Zoe without scrutiny and she will always give you her assessment in clear and honest terms”.

Zoe is known in particular as a fierce trial lawyer. In addition, she is an experienced appellate advocate, having conducted appeals on her own and with leading Counsel in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She is also a well respected negotiator, regularly dealing with settlements in excess of a million pounds, as well as being a certified mediator. Zoe is currently the Head of the Travel and International Personal Injury Team at 9SJS and she formerly headed up the Insurance Fraud Team. She has been at the forefront of important legal developments in her field over the last 20 years, most notably in civil contempt and tort of deceit actions. Zoe has a reputation for swift and reliable turn around of instructions, whilst not compromising the quality of her work.

Zoe is instructed by the vast majority of the UK’s leading law firms in her field, in particular in cases of fundamental dishonesty and exaggeration, catastrophic injury, chronic pain disorders, brain injury and spinal cord injury. She is also directly instructed by many of the leading national insurers, advising on policy issues affecting the conduct of claims generally as well as on the merits of individual cases. She prides herself on collaborative working relationships with her instructing solicitors and clients.

Prescribed Information

Mrs Zoe Thompson is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Mrs Zoe Thompson can be found here.

Mrs Zoe Thompson's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Mrs Zoe Thompson to undertake Court and Mediation services for a brief fee plus additional refreshers. For advisory work and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed rates are available. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Mrs Zoe Thompson will typically return paperwork within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.



LLB (Hons), London School of Economics (1st Class)

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