Elizabeth Thompson BA
T: 01733 882841
- Business Defence
- Crime and Defence
- Mental Health
Elizabeth is a Senior Solicitor who joined the Crime, Defence & Mental Health team in 2007. Elizabeth completed her BA (Hons) in Law & Politics at The University of Manchester in 2002 and then attended Nottingham Law School to study the Bar Vocational Course. She qualified as a Barrister in 2003 and worked as an employed Barrister for Her Majesty's Courts Service based at Magistrates’ Courts in both London and Cambridgeshire. In 2006 she cross qualified as a Solicitor and became a Criminal Duty Solicitor for both Courts and the Police Station in 2007. In recent years Elizabeth has qualified as a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Panel Solicitor and she is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.
Elizabeth is highly experienced Advocate who specialises in Crime and Mental Health matters and she has dealt with a number of high profile Crown Court cases, including Murder. She has particular experience in dealing with young people who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Being a duel qualified solicitor she has an excellent understanding of how mental health issues can impact Criminal proceedings, and is experienced in obtaining expert evidence from medical professionals, so that issues including fitness to plead can be properly addressed. Elizabeth also regularly represents both restricted and unrestricted patients, both in and out of hospital, 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:
Criminal - Elizabeth has extensive experience of working in the Crown and Magistrates’ courts. She has particular experience in dealing with young people who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System or people with mental health issues, which need to be put forward in their defence.
- Mental Health Issues - Elizabeth is a key member of our Mental Health Team and regularly represents patients, both in and out of hospital, to ensure their access to justice under the Mental Health Act. She advises client's on their rights under the Mental Capacity Act.
- Business Defence - advising and representing your company in the event that it is charged or prosecuted in connection with an offence.
- Motoring Offences - advising and representing individuals who are charged with motoring offences. Our Crime team has a good track record of saving driving licences even where you have reached the maximum number of points. Elizabeth is skilled in the often complex legal arguments which can be used to defend your case.