Stephanie Thompson


Year of Call: 2017

Practice Overview

Stephanie has a broad commercial chancery practice, with a focus on civil fraud, offshore trust litigation and domestic trust and probate litigation. She has a particular interest in cases with foreign law elements and has experience in overseas jurisdictions including Bermuda, The Bahamas, Jersey, Guernsey and New Zealand. Stephanie is regularly instructed as sole counsel in the High Court and is equally comfortable working as part of a larger team. She also has a developing arbitration practice and has appeared in or advised on proceedings under the UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA Rules.

Prior to joining Serle Court, Stephanie was a barrister in New Zealand for three years where she appeared regularly in  the New Zealand High Court and Court of Appeal. She also completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge, where she received the BRD Clarke Prize for coming first in her year and prizes for coming first in each of her four subjects.

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court has 8 barristers appearing in the JCPC in one of the most important trust cases in recent years

    The matter of Grand View Private Trust Company and another v Wong and others (Bermuda) No 1 and No 2 ... Read More

    News

    Private Client Global Elite Directory 2022-23

    We are delighted to announce that Richard Wilson QC, Dakis Hagen QC, Giles Richardson, Emma Hargreaves and... Read More

  • Events

    Software Disputes: a review of the recent law on ownership of copyright, injunctive relief and remedies

    Location: Online Read More

    Virtual Conference Session

    Company Law Conference 2020

    Location: Read More

Education & Qualifications

LLM (Distinction) University of Cambridge

BA, LLB (Hons) University of Auckland

Called to the New Zealand Bar in 2013

Prizes

BRD Clarke Prize for Best Overall Performance in the LLM (Cambridge)

Goff and Jones Prize for the Law of Restitution (Cambridge)

3 Verulam Buildings Prize for International Commercial Litigation (Cambridge)

Travers Smith Prize for International Commercial Tax (Cambridge)

Volterra Fietta Prize for International Investment Law (Cambridge)

Glanville Williams Prize for the LLM (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Russell Vick Prize for Law (Jesus College, Cambridge)

New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship, Gordon Watson Scholarship, Spencer Mason Scholarship and LB Wood Scholarship (2016)

Prizes for Company Law and Agency Law (University of Auckland)

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court has 8 barristers appearing in the JCPC in one of the most important trust cases in recent years

    The matter of Grand View Private Trust Company and another v Wong and others (Bermuda) No 1 and No 2 ... Read More

    News

    Private Client Global Elite Directory 2022-23

    We are delighted to announce that Richard Wilson QC, Dakis Hagen QC, Giles Richardson, Emma Hargreaves and... Read More

  • Events

    Software Disputes: a review of the recent law on ownership of copyright, injunctive relief and remedies

    Location: Online Read More

    Virtual Conference Session

    Company Law Conference 2020

    Location: Read More