Victoria Thompson


Victoria is an assistant solicitor who joined Burton Copeland in December 2016.

Before qualification, Victoria volunteered at Newcastle Crown Court where she very quickly realised her passion for criminal law. She went on to work at a prominent criminal chambers gaining experience in serious cases including complex fraud. On obtaining a training contact with a large London criminal firm she gained invaluable experience before moving on to specialise in the area of crime before her qualification as a Solicitor in 2010. She regularly represents her clients from the investigative stage at the police station through to conclusion at trial and she is an experienced trial advocate in the Magistrates Court.

It was during the London Riots that Victoria became known for her dedication to her clients after working 36 hours at Highbury Magistrates Court ensuring all those appearing in the overnight courts were fully represented. It was during this time that she represented the youngest rioter and this experience encouraged her to spend more time working with vulnerable defendants and young people.

Victoria is a member of the Association of Military Court Advocates and has a particular interest in representing members of all three services in both civilian and military prosecutions. She is also a member of the Manchester Law Society’s Crown and Magistrates Court Committee.