Sally qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and co-founded Luqmani Thompson & Partners in 1998. She is currently the firm’s managing partner, and alongside her many roles she is also the SRA appointed Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and our client relationship manager.
Sally is renowned for her sympathetic and conscientious approach to her work and for her attention to detail.
As a lawyer she early on established her reputation as a human rights practitioner, and within a short time of qualifying was ranked by Chambers & Partners as an upcoming leader in the immigration law category, and then as a leader. She worked in a number of prestigious law firms where alongside her legal work she gained interest into the dynamics of running a successful practice.
As a practice manager Sally is the touchstone of the firm and driving force behind our ongoing development. She is also responsible for training and development within the team.
Sally was awarded an MBA in Legal Practice with commendation from Nottingham Trent University in 2006. She subsequently spearheaded the efforts by the firm to achieve the highly prized Law Society Lexcel Practice Management Standard, which the firm is proud to have maintained since 2012. She was shortlisted as a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year finalist for two years running, and was a winner in 2019 in the practice management category. In 2019 she appeared in a Law Society Lexcel Promotional video talking about the benefits of sound practice management in law firms.
Sally is often singled out for praise by her team and colleagues in the profession.