Paul Thompson


Paul qualified as a private client lawyer in 1996 and has been a partner since 2003. He acts for families, trustees, landowners, charities and entrepreneurs.

Much of Paul’s practice is based on estate and succession planning, trusts and capital taxes, with a particular focus on mitigating tax and protecting assets.

Paul has a loyal and long-standing set of clients, often spanning several generations. They appreciate his clear and creative advice, his technical nous and his speedy and personable approach.

Based primarily in the Birketts London office but also maintaining a strong East Midlands practice, Paul routinely advises on inheritance tax, wills, probate, trusts, partnerships and powers of attorney. Paul works closely with accountants, wealth advisers and land agents.

Legal 500 notes “Paul Thompson has a strong reputation in succession planning and providing capital tax advice to landed estates, agricultural business owners and entrepreneurs.”

Chambers High Net Worth Guide names Paul as one of its ranked lawyers stating, “Paul advises his high net worth clients regularly on capital tax and succession planning in particular but is also able to assist with the full range of private client issues.”

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