Established in the city for over 30 years, the Thompsons Newcastle office provides legal services to people across the whole of the North East of England and Cumbria and is currently Thompsons Solicitors' largest office.

Recommended by the Legal 500 for the quality of its personal injury work, the three specialist personal injury teams feature several members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

The nationally renowned asbestos team is headed by Tony Hood in the Newcastle office and is at the forefront of pioneering asbestos litigation. The Newcastle office is also home to a specialist clinical negligence team headed by Janet Allan.

The specialist teams act for victims of personal injury and industrial disease across the region and have been involved in numerous landmark decisions and test cases. Within the Newcastle office, there is also an Employment Rights Unit and an Equal Pay Unit for the benefit of trade union members.

Thompsons Solicitors is the most experienced personal injury firm in the UK with over 90 years’ experience.

Praise from the Legal 500 

'A long established firm of personal injury lawyers, the firm's traditions and history inform its ethos and ensure strong and efficient management with a very client-focused approach.'

'Andrew Venn, Gill Connelly and Tim Hayward make a crack team for asbestos disease claims, with decades of experience between them.'

'The team in Newcastle stands out for its expertise in disease litigation, with some of the most experienced solicitors in the market, achieving great results for their clients.'

Praise from Queen's Counsel

'In Newcastle, Clair Wilson has developed an impressive portfolio of seriously-injured clients, in both the PI and clinical negligence fields. Her warm and engaging manner instantly puts clients at ease. She is currently handling a complex brain injury case arising from an industrial accident where a young client was working unsupervised for his father, in which she has shown enormous tact and sensitivity in managing the family dynamics.'

'Rising star Trevor Hall has also demonstrated a terrific ability to handle exceptionally demanding clients, recently securing a substantial settlement in a difficult CRPS case for a client with numerous psychological issues.'

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.