1999, Middle Temple
LLB (Hons), London School of Economics (1st Class)
Zoe acts predominantly for Defendants in a wide range of personal injury litigation. She has a particular expertise in cross-border litigation and dishonest and exaggerated claims. She is the current Head of 9 St John Street Chambers Travel and International Personal Injury Law Group, having taken on this role recently after 5 years as Head of 9 St John Street Chambers Insurance Fraud Group.
Zoe's cross border practice involves advising on jurisdiction and applicable law, direct actions against insurers, claims for accidents at sea and in the air and claims under the Package Travel Regulations, including large group actions. She is regularly instructed by the UK's largest tour operators in high value claims as well as providing advice on strategic direction.
Zoe has experience across a broad spectrum of personal injury claims including all types of employer's liability, public liability, clinical negligence, serious road traffic accident and industrial disease cases. Zoe's practice includes advising in sensitive cases involving individuals with disability and reduced mental capacity arising out of injury, including in the Court of Protection.
Zoe is regularly instructed by insurers in particular on cases that involve issues of fraud and conscious exaggeration. She has been at the forefront of the development of policies and tactics to tackle fraud rings, including tort of deceit claims, civil contempt proceedings, declaratory relief and more recently the use of civil injunctions.
Zoe is known for her effective and robust trial advocacy. She also has a proven track record in appellate advocacy and has conducted numerous appeals at all levels, including in the House of Lords. Zoe's clients describe her approach as approachable, confident and highly efficient.
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.
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