Elizabeth Thompson BA (Hons)

Associate

T: 01733 882841

Service Area(s):

  • Family
  • Mental Health

Office(s):

  • Peterborough

Elizabeth is an associate who joined the Crime, Defence & Mental Health team in 2007 and has since transferred to the Family team.

Elizabeth completed her BA (Hons) in Law & Politics at The University of Manchester in 2002 before qualifying as a barrister in 2003 at Nottingham Law School. She then worked as an employed barrister for Her Majesty's Courts Service in both Family and Criminal Magistrates’ Courts in London and Cambridgeshire. In 2006, Elizabeth cross qualified as a solicitor and became a criminal duty solicitor for both the Courts and the police station in 2007. Elizabeth also qualified as a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Panel solicitor and is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.

Elizabeth is a highly experienced Advocate who specialises in Family, Crime and Mental Health matters. Being a dual qualified solicitor she has an excellent understanding of how mental health issues can impact Family and Criminal Proceedings, and is experienced in obtaining expert evidence from medical professionals, so that mental health issues can be properly addressed.

Elizabeth regularly represents parents during pre-care proceedings (the PLO process) and care proceedings. She also regularly represents both restricted and unrestricted patients to ensure their access to justice under the Mental Health Act and regularly advises client's on their rights under the Mental Capacity Act.

Specifically Elizabeth can advise on:

  • Child arrangement orders;
  • Prohibited steps orders;
  • Specific issues orders;
  • Case proceedings;
  • Domestic abuse issues;
  • The PLO process;
  • Criminal Crown and Magistrates’ courts; and
  • Mental Health issues, advising client's on their rights under the Mental Capacity Act.
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