The Law Society

Jo Thompson

Senior Associate, Private Client

Jo is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team.

She acts for UK and international clients, advising high net worth individuals, families, landed estates, family offices, trustees and beneficiaries on a range of estate and tax planning matters.

Her work includes trust structuring, succession planning and family governance for international and UK families, who tend to have cross-border personal and business interests. She has experience in advising on residence, domicile and UK taxation, and has a particular interest in heritage property taxation.

Jo is a ranked lawyer in the personal tax, trusts and probate section of the 2023 edition of The Legal 500.

Jo was awarded a first class degree in English & Related Literature from the University of York. She completed her GDL and LPC at The University of Law in London, obtaining a distinction in her LPC. Jo trained at Forsters and qualified as a Solicitor in 2018.

Navigating the art market as a private buyer

In this episode, Charles Cochrane of Cochrane Adams Fine Art Agents and Jo Thompson, part of the Art & Cultural Property team at Forsters, joined host Robert Linden Laird Craig to talk about the, often very subjective, features of the art market. In particular, the discussion covered how buyers can approach becoming successful collectors in the face of pressure from the many people and organisations, all with very different objectives, vying for attention.


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“Jo Thompson is committed to marketing the art practice and does a great job.” The Legal 500, 2024
"Jo Thompson is fantastic to work with. She is completely on top of her briefs, and very friendly, which makes all the difference." The Legal 500 UK, 2023
"The training here is unique. I was surprised by how much responsibility we were given at such an early stage."
Jo Thompson, Associate, Private Client