Associate, Court of Protection

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth is an Associate in the Court of Protection team at Thomson Snell & Passmore.

Elizabeth supports individuals with acquired brain injuries, who lack capacity to manage their property and financial affairs. Elizabeth works closely with the individual, their family, and care team to create a context in which the individual can thrive.

Elizabeth also works with litigation solicitors from other firms to provide Court of Protection expert witness statements, which outline the likely professional costs that will be incurred over the course of a Deputyship.

Elizabeth Thomas

Specialisms & expertise

  • Preparing Court of Protection expert witness statements as part of personal injury and medical negligence litigation claims
  • Advising on and preparing a wide range of Deputyship and other applications, particularly those relating to clients who have been involved in catastrophic accidents
  • Liaising with carers, case managers, personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, social workers and relatives to establish an appropriate care regime
  • Financial management and detailed budgeting for large personal injury / medical negligence damages awards
  • Providing detailed information on client’s finances with a view to arranging investment advice.


Elizabeth obtained an honours degree in Anthropology from Durham University before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.

Elizabeth completed her training contract at a national law firm and qualified as a medical negligence and Court of Protection solicitor in 2014. Elizabeth joined the firm in 2016 to specialise in Court of Protection. Elizabeth became an Associate in 2023.