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Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson is a barrister at St Philips Chambers. She grew up in a household of athletes, she is a former British Junior Record Holder and Senior British and Commonwealth Record Holder. Two of her brothers, Garry and Keith were professional footballers, whilst another brother, Glyn, represented the Marines in athletics, football, cricket, basketball and volleyball  All of this combined has enabled Blondel to develop an expertise in Sports law.

As a former British and Common Wealth record holder in athletics, two brothers who made their living from professional football and a son who is a former World Indoor Champion at 400m has enabled Blondel to develop an expertise in Sports law.

She prosecutes and defends a variety of cases from Murder and Manslaughter to offences under the Theft Act. In a recent case, she defended one of four defendants facing an indictment containing 51 counts of historical rape, buggery, indecent assault.

Blondel also has experience in being briefed on criminal matters concerning the International Criminal Court. In September 2017, Blondel was instructed by the Prosecutors Office at the ICC to travel to Uganda to assist a witness prior to giving his evidence in the ongoing war crimes trial of Ongwen.

In 1998 she became a Panel Judge member for the Disciplinary Tribunals of UK Athletics. In 2010 Blondel was appointed as arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, (based in Lausanne Switzerland). She is also a Panel member for the Inns of Court from which Disciplinary Tribunals of the Bar are drawn.

SLAM 2023 Judge - Arbitrator