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Elspeth Thomson

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Elspeth has over 24 years’ experience in all areas of family law and has represented children and family members in a broad range of issues. She is a skilled advocate and regularly conducts hearings in the Family Court before all levels of the judiciary. She has developed particular expertise in childrens law, both public and private and regularly lectures on the subject. She is confident handling childrens cases which involve international elements. Elspeth has represented children, parents, step-parents and adopters in adoption cases and has a thorough understanding of this complex area of law, including international aspects and inter-country adoptions.


Qualified 1994.


Association of Lawyers for Children; Law Society Family Panel and Children Panel; accredited by Resolution, elected national committee member of Resolution; co-chair Resolution Legal Aid Committee Member Cambridge University (Law).


Cambridge University (Law).

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Elspeth Thomson - David Gray Solicitors LLP

Within: Family

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô team at David Gray Solicitors LLP¬†has a longstanding reputation in family law, and is able to leverage the firm's crime, immigration and housing expertise to handle the full range of family law matters. ‚ÄėCalm and informative‚Äô team head Lucy Mead¬†is frequently called upon to deal with financial matters, while Lesley Monkhouse¬†specialises in cases concerning children and handles issues pertaining to non-accidental injuries, forced marriage and matters featuring international elements. ‚ÄėHighly professional‚Äô managing partner Elspeth Thomson¬†‚Äėhandles matters sympathetically‚Äô and stands out for her expertise in adoption law including adoptions with a foreign element, while the recommended Mary Shaw¬†focuses on divorce-related finance matters. Solicitor Claire Hunter¬†is also recommended; she is well versed in dealing with public law children issues and financial separation matters including sexual abuse and exploitation.

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