Thompsons Solicitors' head office is based in the TUC's Congress House in the heart of the West End. The senior management team and marketing department are based here, along with our biggest employment rights team, over 100 staff and 14 partners.

We are the most experienced trade union law firm in the country, providing legal advice, accessed through your trade union, on all types of employment rights issues and criminal law issues. We have secured a number of ground-breaking legal precedents and have an unrivalled reputation for successfully fighting for trade union members on issues relating to dismissals, discriminations, equal pay and transfer of undertaking (TUPE), and much more.

We also provide help to trade union members for personal injury cases, offering free initial consultations to union members. There are two personal injury teams, dealing with many complex accidents at work and disease cases, including asbestos-related disease.

Our London office also deals with personal injury claims such as road accidents, some of which have involved serious injuries such as brain injuries and amputations. Our specialist asbestos team for the South East is also based in the London office.

We are the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK with over 90 years' experience. We guarantee that as a union member you will receive 100 per cent of your compensation and our service will not cost you a penny in legal fees.

Legal 500

The London office was praised by the Legal 500 2020 for its trade union and personal injury law:

"Thompsons Solicitors LLP's London branch concentrates on high-value cases, which frequently involve catastrophic injury and industrial disease claims. The firm has a long history of acting for trade unions, bringing claims on behalf of their members who sustain injuries predominantly at work, in road traffic accidents or elsewhere. Practice head Henrietta Phillips is 'absolutely focused on getting the best' result for clients, and has particular experience in catastrophic injuries. Maximum severity and high-value cases are also key areas of strength for Christalla Christodoulidou."

Chambers and Partners

The London office was ranked Band 2 for Employee and Trade Union law in Chambers and Partners 2019 directory:

"A specialist employment law firm with a particular emphasis on representing trade unions.  Noted for capabilities in harassment, discrimination and pay negotiation matters. Also adept at handling issues related to industrial action.  The team has standout expertise when it comes to blacklisting issues in the construction industry."

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To keep our clients and communities safe, and in line with official advice, Thompsons Solicitors has closed our physical offices until further notice.

The vast majority of our staff are working from home and remain contactable by telephone and email. Please avoid sending anything by post to the office as the office is shut.

You can find more information about the steps we’re taking in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

If you are an existing client, please contact your solicitor, ideally by email, with your query and include your case reference number.

If you’d like to make a new claim with Thompsons Solicitors, our experts can help you. Contact our legal enquiries team on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form.

"They have done every type of union case you could imagine and are at the top of the tree for that type of work. The team has a really brilliant grasp of the law and is imaginative and pragmatic."

Chambers and Partners

An interviewee says: "They are highly impressive and do a brilliant job for their clients. They get the importance of working with victims and ensuring that they come out in the best possible light."

Chambers and Partners