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Bridget Thompson is a public law specialist noted for her extensive practice in matters involving alternative families and adoption. An interviewee observes: "She's a fighter, she's clever, and she understands all aspects of a case."

Chambers & Partners 2020 Directory, Bridget Thompson

Bridget Thompson

Bridget is head of the family department and has been a partner at Osbornes since July 2000. A New Zealander, she is a graduate of Otago University, where she graduated in Law and History. Bridget qualified as a lawyer in 1985, she practiced originally in New Zealand before transferring to the UK in 1992.

Bridget is a member of The Law Society Children’s Panel and The Resolution Accredited Panel.

Bridget practices in all aspects of family law. She has a particular interest in representing children or parents in complex children act cases and has also developed a practice in adoption work. She is also a trained mediator.

She likes to travel when not at work.

What the directories say:

Chambers and Partners UK 

“She has very high standards and she always ensures that she can make herself available. She has given me excellent advice on complex adoption cases. “She is excellent. She’s very reliable, talks about her cases passionately and is very committed to her clients.2021

“Bridget Thompson is lauded by market commentators for her strength in handling children law matters.” 2020

“She’s really experienced and gets good results.” She is particularly recognised for her public law expertise, while offering experience across a range of private law matters.” 2018

Legal 500 

Bridget Thompson combines her excellent legal knowledge with a clear, succinct and robust style of advice and advocacy. Her approach clearly inspires a high degree of client confidence in her” 2021

“The quick-thinking Bridget Thompson who is intelligent and pragmatic” 2019

“Bridget Thompson has an excellent reputation for children work.” 2017

“Bridget Thompson heads the family team, where client care is the top priority.” 2015

“Bridget is a recommended lawyer. She is tenacious, hardworking, pragmatic and sensible.” 2015


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