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Steven Thompson KC
Barrister specialising in corporate and personal insolvency, company law, aviation law and commercial disputes; experience in commercial disputes in both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court; appears in the High Court of the British Virgin Islands and before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.
Called 1996, Inner Temple; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 2000; Queens Counsel 2015.
Chancery Bar Association
St John’s College, Cambridge (1990 BA Hons Natural Sciences).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1
XXIV Old Buildings‘ Michael Black QC has a well-established presence in the Middle East and showcases in-depth expertise across the oil and gas, shipping, leisure and retail, banking and insurance sectors; prior to his appointment to the DIFC Court of Appeal (which he combines with an arbitrator practice), he represented Credit Suisse in making a claim against Gulf Petroleum in relation to alleged fraud and against directors under personal guarantees. Steven Thompson QC is another key individual to mention. Key changes in the set include the departure of Tom Montagu-Smith QC who joined 3 Verulam Buildings in 2021.
XXIV Old Buildings is a ‘great aviation and commercial litigation set’ which frequently acts for aviation lessors, airlines and manufacturers. Steven Thompson KC is well-known for handling aviation maintenance, lease, sale and purchase agreements. Arshad Ghaffar is a popular choice for aircraft lessors, while Bajul Shah deals primarily with disputes relating to dry leasing, mortgages and forfeiture issues. Erin Hitchens has appeared in various interim matters in the Commercial Court and Tom Stewart Coats is instructed in regulatory matters.
Steven Thompson KC –XXIV Old Buildings ‘Steven is real heavyweight in this area with a razor sharp eye for detail and a no nonsense approach. He has a great advocacy style and his written work is excellent.’(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3
Steven Thompson KC –XXIV Old Buildings ‘Robust advocacy, not easily fazed, makes difficult concepts simple to understand, stands up well under pressure even at the highest levels of the court system.’