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Paula Thompson is a Client Services Director for First Names Group in Jersey. 

Paula’s formula is simple – happy clients and a motivated team of colleagues who enjoy coming to work. She is dedicated to finding the perfect solution for every client. If that means that there is something she needs to know, she makes it a priority to find out – willingly sharing her knowledge with others. Paula has a wealth of experience in establishing and managing unit trusts, limited partnerships and holding companies. She specialises in structuring for acquisition, development and holding of commercial real estate, across a wide variety of property classes. 

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

In 2005 Paula arrived in Jersey with a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree and a LLM Masters Degree from University College Cork and a heap of entrepreneurial savvy. Determined and ambitious, she is happy to take on any task no matter the scale or complexity. It is no wonder that she has benefited from progressive promotion as she consistently impresses her colleagues and delights her clients. She also holds the ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration.

Paula has created excellent relationships with many of her colleagues since joining the Group in 2007 and pays special homage to Jen Le Chevalier for her honesty, openness and the way she freely shares her knowledge, making her a great coach and mentor. And they both hail from Cork! Paula also enjoys working with Malcolm Macleod who brings a wealth of experience to the team.


Always happy to push the boundaries and work into the early hours to meet important deadlines, Paula shows the same passion for literature. She never stops reading and treats all books as a treasured resource, with a particular penchant for murder mysteries. She relaxes by strolling through the woods near home with her husband, baby daughter and two dogs.