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Paula Thompson is a Director for First Names Group and part of our international real estate team.

Paula is dedicated to finding the perfect solution for every client. With over 13 years in the corporate services sector, she has a wealth of experience in establishing and managing corporate and fund vehicles for real estate acquisition, development and investment; including property unit trusts, limited partnerships and holding companies. Paula is focused on growing the Group’s real estate offering and works with dedicated teams across our jurisdictional offices to deliver excellent client care. 

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

Determined and ambitious, Paula 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. Paula holds the ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree and LLM Master’s Degree from University College Cork.

Paula has created excellent relationships with many of her colleagues since joining the Group in 2007 and pays special homage to Jon Trigg for his honesty, openness and the way he freely shares his knowledge, making him a great mentor. Paula also enjoys working with Jenny O’Riordan, who brings with her a wealth of experience and legal expertise.


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, two children and two dogs.