Areas of Practice
Ms. Heather L. Thompson has had extensive experience in international trust and company administration which gives her a unique perspective in counselling individual and corporate clients on the creation of trusts and ownership structures. She also gives advice to trust companies on the development of new services and issues arising in trust administration. Her practice includes wills, applications for probate, estates administration, foundations, private trust companies, issues in company law and international commercial contracts.
Heather has received numerous awards including the Bahamas Financial Services Board ‘Executive of the Year’ (2003); STEP Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement (2009); a recommendation by Chambers Global in General Business Law (2010 – 2017); the International Law Office Client Choice Awards in Offshore Services (2012); Citywealth Leaders List (2012 – 2013); listed as a leading practitioner by the Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (2012); and included on the IFC Power Women Top 100 list (2013).
Heather is a founding member and past chairperson of the STEP in The Bahamas and a former member of STEP’s Council. She qualified as a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising). Heather has served as a consultant on several important pieces of financial services legislation, including Acts relating to trusts, purpose trusts, foundations, private trust companies and executive entities.
Heather was educated in the United Kingdom at the University of Lancaster (B.A.) (Hons) and University of London (LL.B.) (Hons). She attained the Chartered Institute of Bankers Trustee Diploma in 1981 following a year-long secondment to National Westminster Bank’s Trustee Department, West End Branch, London, and was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1994.