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David Thompson, Partner

David handles all areas of family law with particular emphasis on complex financial and international issues, often involving cross-border trusts and companies, and a growing amount of high-value pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Summary

David handles all areas of family law with particular emphasis on complex financial and international issues. David has a good deal of experience in jurisdictional cross-border financial issues as well as having acted in several difficult leave to remove children cases.

David is the Chair of the London Region of Resolution, the national organisation for Family Lawyers, and organises many large events throughout the year for all family lawyers in London. David is also an active member of the Cambridge Regional committee.

David is also an enthusiastic and experienced mediator, handling a large amount of difficult children and financial issues.

David is also a trained Collaborative lawyer and is a governor of a large sixth-form college in central London.

David is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Acted in LK -v- K which has been reported several times and which also (successfully) went to the Court of Appeal and made important law on habitual residence tests
  • Acted for a very wealthy husband in H -v- S which was reported several times and involved a London and Saudi Arabian divorce contest and was worth many millions of pounds
  • Acted in CZ -v- JM, a high-profile Part III application which set out crucial guidance on when it is advisable to make an urgent application to prevent someone from harassing another or to seek an occupation order
  • Other significant cases involve a recent pre-nuptial agreement worth over £20m and two very difficult leave-to-remove children cases which both went to a final hearing (and in which he was successful)

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