Stephanie Thompson


Year of Call: 2017

"She is one of the most impressive and pleasant barristers that I have ever worked with. Her commitment and dedication is of the highest degree and her intellect is unparalleled."

Chambers and Partners 2023
Portrait of Stephanie Thompson

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, the BVI, 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 is one of a four-member Counsel team acting in Wong v Grand View PTC & Ors (in the Bermuda courts) and Wong v Grand View PTC (in the Privy Council).  She also has a developing arbitration practice and has appeared in or advised on proceedings under the UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA Rules.

Stephanie was admitted to the British Virgin Islands bar in 2022.

Prior to joining Serle Court, Stephanie was a barrister in New Zealand for three years. 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

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    Chambers HNW Awards 2024

    We are pleased to congratulate two Serle Court Juniors, Gregor Hogan and Stephanie Thompson, who have both been shortlisted as... Read More

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    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

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  • "She is one of those lawyers who you just know is going to be a judge in the Supreme Court one day. Stephanie has incredibly good judgement, is extremely hard-working, delightful, genuinely fun to be around and is very approachable. All of the senior barristers listen to her carefully and refer to what she says because she is just so good at reading the winds. She's very strong indeed."

    Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2023
  • "Stephanie Thompson is exceptional. She has excellent attention to detail, is clear in the way she puts forward her thoughts and legal arguments, and completely dedicated to the client's claim."

    Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2023
  • "She is extremely responsive and works tirelessly to help the team reach its shared goals. She displayed astonishing resilience under the extreme pressure of preparing for and attending a fiercely fought trial. The large legal teams were led by the sharpest silks at the commercial and chancery Bars and it was clear that she is deeply respected by leading counsel." 

    Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2023

Education & Qualifications

LLM (Distinction) University of Cambridge

BA, LLB (Hons) University of Auckland

Called to the New Zealand Bar in 2013

Called to the British Virgin Islands Bar in 2022

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

    Chambers HNW Awards 2024

    We are pleased to congratulate two Serle Court Juniors, Gregor Hogan and Stephanie Thompson, who have both been shortlisted as... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

  • Events Hub

    Serle Court Client Party 2024

    Location: Read More

    Events

    London International Disputes Week 2024: Serle Court x Baker McKenzie

    Location: 280 Bishopsgate, London Read More