Miss Thompson’s specialism is serious crime, across the full spectrum of criminality, predominantly but not exclusively for defence teams. Miss Thompson has experience of being led by Queen's Counsel, acting as lead Counsel herself or appearing alone.
She has a wealth of experience and has been instructed in some of the most complex and high profile trials of the past decade with a focus on organised crime and large-scale multi-handed conspiracies. She is noted for her strong advocacy and her client care.
Recently, her main area of practice has been concentrated on offences of homicide, manslaughter, serious violence, firearms offences, high value drugs conspiracies and large scale fraud and matters involving asset recovery.
Pauline is frequently instructed for the defence in cases involving serious sexual offending.