Sally Thompson qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She gained invaluable post qualification experience in leading firms such as Bindmans, Winstanley Burgess and Gherson & Co. She went on to co-found Luqmani Thompson & Partners in 1998.
Sally is renowned for her sympathetic and thorough approach in cases of the utmost sensitivity. Her ability to manage vulnerable clients in difficult situations is unmatched, but does not detract from her steely determination to address the vital legal issues. She is particularly well regarded for her pioneering work in the establishment of best practice in dealing with unaccompanied minors and victims of trafficking as well as establishing best management standards within the practice, although her practice remains diverse. Once described in Chambers & Partners as being ‘A master of detail’ this particular skillset marks her out as an exceptional talent in navigating through the ever more complex points based system.
Sally is the touchstone of the firm and driving force behind our ongoing development. She is one of a handful of managing partners to have secured an MBA in Legal Practice at Nottingham Trent University. She remains totally focused on client needs tailoring the firm’s practices to ensure that those needs are met and that clients are provided with individual pragmatic legal solutions of the highest standard. Her business acumen is equally valuable to her business clients.
Sally spearheaded the efforts by the firm to achieve the highly prized Law Society Lexcel Practice Management Standard, which the firm is proud to have maintained since 2012. Sally became our first appointed and authorised by the SRA Compliance Officer for Legal Practice in 1 January 2013.
Sally has been shortlisted as a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year finalist for two years running in 2018 and 2019 in the practice management category and she was recently featured in one of a short series of Law Society videos promoting the advantages of specialist practice management in law firms and is one of 4 individuals to be featured nationwide.
Sally’s exceptional results mark her out as a force to be reckoned with.
Clients have commented on Sally’s “understandable” advice and “approachable” manner.
“Sally is a pleasure to work with – dedicated, a superb lawyer, and with first class interpersonal client skills. I recommend her highly.” – Samantha Knights, Matrix Chambers
“Sally Thompson represents all that a lawyer working in the human rights field should be. She combines a strong zeal for justice with a fierce intelligence, and a warm compassion. Jawaid might be thought a hard act to follow but Sally is every bit his equal in legal skills and standing. Together they make a powerful and hugely well regarded team.” David Burgess.
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Legal Aid Practice Manager of the Year 2019