Louise is a barrister specialising in cases that require expert advocacy and interpersonal skills, proficient in dealing with the public in a competent and friendly manner. A confident individual with a broad range of practical experience gained in Criminal private practice. Hard-working with the ability to remain unflappable under pressure. Capable of making a significant contribution to any practice.
Louise has a varied practice and represents both individual and corporate clients, respectively. Louise is called upon to advise professional clients at an early stage of proceedings in respect of strategy and achieving the best outcome for lay clients.
Louise has experience in the Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court defending and prosecuting in a broad range of hearings. Louise has dealt with fully contested summary trials involving serious offences and has also been instructed in the Crown Court for sentencing, appeal against conviction & sentence and bail applications (Wood Green, Croydon, Blackfriars and Inner London Crown Courts).
Louise has defended and prosecuted serious offences including multi-handed robberies, violent offences and sexual assault cases in the Magistrates and Youth Court. She also has experience in dealing with Drug, Deception and Fraud cases in the Crown Court.
Louise has prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department of Work and Pensions, The Child Support Agency and the National Probation Trust in both the Magistrates’ and the Crown Court.
Louise has a reputation for being a highly-skilled, measured, forceful and persuasive advocate. As such, Louise is regularly instructed to appear as an advocate both domestically and nationally.
Louise has a keen interest in dealing with fraud, domestic violence cases, sexual assault cases and has dealt with sensitive issues in relation to victims of these crimes. She has extensive experience in dealing with vulnerable victims and vulnerable children.
Louise has dealt with civil hearings in the County Court and High Court. These included mortgage and rent possessions, bankruptcy and insolvency hearings, applications to set aside judgments and statutory demands, infant settlement hearings, credit hire litigation and road traffic accidents valued from small claim to fast track.
Louise accepts instructions in all areas of Family Law, including emergency situations involving non-molestation and occupation orders
Grade 1 Crown Prosecutor
Northern Irish BAR 2002
LLM in International & Comparative Business Law
Terms of Instruction
Ms. Thomas’s terms of business are the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 or such other terms as have been agreed. A copy of the standard terms can be downloaded using the following link.