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David Thompson


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

David is also an enthusiastic and experienced mediator, handling a large amount of difficult children and financial issues. He is the chair of the London Region of Resolution, the national organisation for Family Lawyers, and is an active member of the Cambridge Regional committee.

David is also a trained collaborative lawyer, is admitted to practise in England and Wales, and is a governor of a large sixth-form college in central London.

David enjoys playing and watching football, going on long hikes and loves loud music.

Career Highlights

  • LK v K: Which successfully went to the Court of Appeal and made important law on habitual residence tests
  • H v S: Acted for a very wealthy husband which involved a London and Saudi Arabian divorce contest and was worth many millions of pounds
  • 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
  • A pre-nuptial agreement worth over £20 million
  • Two very difficult leave-to-remove children cases which both went to a final hearing and were successful

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