Stephen Thompson

Senior Chartered Legal Executive in Litigation


Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution


43 years


Stephen qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives around 1980.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Professional Negligence claims.
  • Residential property disputes including boundary issues.
  • Claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.
  • Building disputes.
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Planning application disputes.
  • Contractual disputes.
  • Partnership disputes.
  • Disputes between shareholders and between directors.
  • Probate claims including validity of wills, rights of inheritance, fitness of trustees and administration of estates.
  • Harassment claims.
  • Agency instructions.

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

  • Acting for local vendor of student accommodation in defending claim for breach of warranty.
  • Acting for the Claimant alleging undue influence of the testator by the main beneficiary.
  • Acting for the executors in claim brought by the testator’s cohabitee with multiple defendants involved.
  • Acting in various claims brought and defended under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.
  • Defending application in the Court of Protection for the removal of the attorney.
  • Various landlord and tenant claims relating to residential properties.
  • Acting for various claimants and defendants in boundary disputes/claim for trespass.

What clients say about you:

"My recent business dealings with Stephen Thompson were conducted very efficiently and speedily and I would not hesitate in him and indeed asking him for any further business requirements in the future." - Mrs Pamela Smith

“I found Stephen Thompson to be helpful, courteous and friendly. A job well done with efficiency.”

Recent articles by Stephen Thompson

Landlords – keep up to date on your obligations in residential tenancies
Thinking of a house extension? Get a building contract on paper to avoid future conflict
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