Profile - Debra Thompson - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Attorney Profile

Debra Thompson

Partner

Debra Thompson, Partner at M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 350 5050

Bar Admissions

1987: England & Wales

1987: Trinidad & Tobago

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Negligence / Malpractice
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Construction
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation Percentage

  • 90%

Profile

Debra Thompson is a member of the firm’s Dispute & Risk Management Department. She has had considerable litigation experience, in particular, the areas of Insurance, Medical negligence, Commercial litigation and Arbitration and has been involved in several Arbitrations involving construction contract as well as medical negligence.

As an Instructing Attorney of over 30 years, she has extensive working and practical knowledge of the Civil Proceedings Rules and also possesses management skills in a commercial environment. She relates to and understands clients’ needs on a practical level, including commercial demands for prompt and solution-oriented results.

She is comfortable with matters involving voluminous documentary evidence and the use of local and international expert witnesses. Using good communication skills, she offers solid response and feedback. A firm believer in ADR, she is particular skilled in providing excellent support to clients throughout the duration of a matter.

Professional Memberships

Member: The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago

Utter Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn

Past Employment Positions

Royal Caribbean Insurance Ltd.

1989-1991:  Supervisor, Claims Department

1991-1997:  Assistant Claims Manager – Legal

1997-1999:  Claims Manager

May – Dec 2000: Pioneer Insurance Claims Services – On contract: Run Off Insurance Portfolio

Education

1987: Utter Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn, London, England

1986: LL.B (Hons) University of London, England