Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Year of Call: 1998
Clerk: Lesley Haikney

Lisa is an experienced family practitioner who undertakes cases involving all aspects of family law. Chambers UK 2019 recommends her as a leading junior reporting that she is "a balanced and proactive barrister with a firm grip on the nuances of a case." "Thorough, clear, concise and consistent with her advice." Previous editions had stated that she "has a cool unflappability that is quite impressive, and she is always up to speed with everything,"  that she "acts on a broad array of family law cases, undertaking matters including financial disputes and care proceedings. She is an experienced junior advocate who is particularly praised for her rapport with clients and her constructive advice. Moreover, she is "extremely articulate and put the case forward in the best way for her client." "She is a fantastic advocate."

The Legal 500 2018 recommends her as "an excellent barrister" whilst previous editions had pointed out that she is "very good in complex cases involving children" and that she "handles financial remedy disputes, care proceedings and private law cases." 

Lisa is regularly instructed by local authorities, children’s guardians and parents in Children Act cases involving allegations of murder, sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries. She frequently appears without a leader in cases in which one or more of the parties are represented by silks.

Lisa also undertakes ancillary relief and Schedule 1 Children Act cases and she has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.

Notable cases include A (A Child) [2008] EWCA Civ 650 and Re A (Residential Assessment) [2009] 2 FLR 443. She is recommended as a leading family practitioner on the Wales & Chester Circuit in The Legal 500 2011.

Lisa was educated at Howell’s School, Llandaff before going to Cardiff University and then the Inns of Court School of Law in London.