Our dedicated teams are firmly focused on fighting for the injured or mistreated party, and will never act for insurance companies or employers. Visit their profiles to learn more about their specialisms, accreditations and the trade union members they have supported.
Stephen has spent over a decade at the helm of Thompsons Solicitors, the UK’s leading trade union law firm and has more than 20 years’ legal experience. Click to learn more about him and his legal background.
Doug oversees all arrangements between Thompsons and its union clients. Click to learn more about Doug and his extensive legal career.
Michelle plays a vital role in the strategic management and direction of the firm.
As Thompsons Solicitors’ operations director and member of the executive board, Clare’s role is integral to the success of the firm and ensuring it remains a leader in its field. Click to learn more about Clare.
Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast
Janet takes pride in ensuring Thompsons’ trade union clients receive the highest-quality service from the specialist legal teams based in the firm’s Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast offices.
Richard is an experienced solicitor specialising in claims arising from accidents at work and road traffic collisions.
Cardiff and Bristol
In her role as a personal injury solicitor Catherine has secured thousands of pounds worth of compensation in cases ranging from industrial disease to accidents at work.
Ann-Marie has extensive personal injury experience and represents clients in London and the South East of England in cases of industrial disease and accidents at work.
David is the national professional support lawyer for personal injury at Thompsons Solicitors, with a track record of winning countless cases for clients injured in road accidents, in the military, or who have been seriously injured.
Natalie has a wealth of experience in managing and winning personal injury claims resulting from accidents at work for clients in Yorkshire.
With more than 15 years’ experience, Gerard leads Thompsons Solicitors’ team of skilled personal injury lawyers, who are based across the UK. Learn more about Gerard by visiting his profile.
As the head of cross-border claims, Martyn is highly experienced in the management of claims that have arisen as a result of accidents or illness overseas.
Sarah is highly experienced in dealing with sensitive and serious foreign jurisdiction claims and personal injury cases involving a foreign element.
Nicholas is a knowledgeable senior solicitor who uses his skill and legal experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation for his industrial disease clients.
Lindsey is a skilled senior personal injury executive and part of the “multi-track” accident team, which concludes claims that are likely to receive between £25,000 and £500,000 in compensation.
Northern Ireland Team
Thompsons NI’s team of specialist lawyers and solicitors are based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and are ready to help you with the legal advice and representation you need.
Steve is an expert personal injury solicitor at Thompsons specialising in claims for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Lisa is proud to work for the UK’s leading trade union law firm and to help trade union members who have developed an asbestos-related disease to secure compensation.
Louise is a highly skilled lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience representing asbestos disease trade union clients across North West England, while overseeing the work of colleagues in the firm’s Manchester and Liverpool offices.
John is a skilled personal injury lawyer who oversees the work carried out by Thompsons Solicitors' Midlands-based personal injury team.
Richard is the manager of the National Litigation Unit and a senior industrial disease solicitor with many years' experience, particularly dealing with high-value claims for respiratory and lung diseases.
Birmingham, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent
Elizabeth has 15 years' experience as a solicitor specialising in personal injury law, and since 2016 has been a unit manager for work streams across Thompsons' Midlands offices.
Warinder is a highly-skilled lawyer with more than 26 years' experience and has been involved in groundbreaking work-related stress claims for trade unions which have shaped standards in the field.
Alison is the supervisor of Thompsons Solicitors' multi-track accident team. Based in Birmingham, she has decades of experience supporting clients with industrial disease and road accident compensation claims.
Tony supports union members across the North East and Cumbria with personal injury compensation claims, including claims for NHS staff, construction and rail workers.
Based in Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle office, Caroline supports clients with personal injury, road accident and accident at work claims.
Personal injury and accident specialist Louise works out of Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle office and covers cases throughout the north east of England.
Ellen is a key member of both the personal injury and accident at works team with over 18 years' experience.
South West and South Wales
Based across the Cardiff and Bristol offices, Lisa represents clients in serious injury and clinical negligence claims.
Karl is a highly experienced solicitor, supervising the serious injury team in both Nottingham and Birmingham. Karl has represented clients who have sustained very serious injuries to the spine and brain, and those who have been burned or have lost limbs.
Laura is renowned for her excellent negotiation skills and always ensures that her clients, the majority of whom have suffered a serious injury, receive the highest amount of compensation possible.
Helen's legal expertise, commitment to providing first-class client care and ability to secure maximum compensation has seen her help many people who have experienced a life-changing injury.
Through his expert knowledge of serious injury law, Peter has helped hundreds of people across the Midlands receive compensation and get the rehabilitative support they need after suffering a life-changing injury.
North West England, North Wales
As one of the firm’s senior solicitors, Matthew prides himself on providing the highest-quality service for his trade union clients, many of whom have suffered serious debilitating and often life-changing injuries. Click to learn more about Matthew and his extensive legal background.
Allison's significant experience in dealing with serious injury cases has seen her help hundreds of people get financial compensation and specialist rehabilitative support after suffering a life-changing injury.
Nicky has a wealth of experience in dealing with difficult and complex serious injury claims for clients who have suffered an amputation, a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.
Anthony has used his extensive legal knowledge to help hundreds of people in Wales who have suffered a serious injury to negotiate high sums of compensation.
Christalla is an experienced serious injury solicitor and has helped hundreds of people get their life back on track after suffering a serious injury.
Simon recognises the importance of rehabilitation and therapy during the recovery process and always aims to secure the maximum compensation for his serious injury clients.
Imogen is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in high-value and complex cases involving serious injury. Imogen represents both adults and children and has a reputation for securing the highest possible settlement in the quickest possible time.
Henrietta has extensive experience dealing with a variety of serious injury claims for both private and union clients, ranging from brain and spinal injuries to amputation and fatalities.
South East England, London
As one of Thompsons Solicitors’ skilled senior serious injury lawyers, Kam forms part of the firm’s expert serious injury team, helping trade union members to secure compensation after they’ve suffered a serious injury.
Miriam plays a pivotal role within the medical negligence team, acting as a first port of call for clients who have suffered an injury or illness due to medical negligence.
London and the south east of England
Nicola has an impressive track record in securing large sums of compensation for her serious injury and medical negligence clients based across London and the south east of England.
Victoria is an experienced serious injury solicitor with more than 13 years’ experience helping trade union clients secure compensation after suffering an injury or illness.
David represents union members who have been injured at work, in road traffic accidents or because of assaults.
Based in Thompsons' Liverpool office, Katie supports union members with serious injury compensation claims.
A qualified solicitor for decades, Phil heads up the multi-track accident team, and has supported a number of people and families in Manchester and the north west in claims for amputation injury, chronic pain injury and fatal accidents.
Michelle is based in our Newcastle office. She has over three decades of legal experience in a broad range of areas
Trevor joined Thompsons Solicitors in 2007 and is the firm's lead solicitor in dealing with military based cold injury claims
Amanda has over 15 years' legal experience and has helped many people across Wales receive compensation and support after being diagnosed with an asbestos disease.
Helen is an experienced asbestos solicitor who acts swiftly to ensure her clients with an asbestos-related disease receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Dave has a impressive track record in winning cases for people who have developed an asbestos-related disease as a result of their employer's negligence.
Reuben has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos cases involving pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Neil is a specialist asbestos solicitor representing clients across Midlands and East Anglia who have been affected by asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, pleural thickening, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Newcastle and Leeds
Tony has a wealth of experience helping people across North East England who have been affected by an asbestos disease get financial compensation and expert support.
With a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts in the field, Ian McFall is the national head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons and a member of Thompsons’ supervisory board.
Helen has helped many people who have sadly developed an asbestos disease to get compensation in the quickest possible time, all the while remaining compassionate and empathetic to their situation.
Gill is a specialist asbestos lawyer with over 10 years' experience helping those who have been affected by an asbestos disease receive support and compensation for their suffering.
Using his determination and legal skill, Andrew has successfully recovered large sums of compensation for his mesothelioma clients within their lifetime.
Lorna is a specialist asbestos solicitor experienced in cases involving asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Heather Ruddick is a specialist asbestos disease solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office. Click to learn more about Heather and her asbestos case experience.
With almost 25 years' experience in personal injury litigation, Michelle supports clients across the North East in asbestos disease compensation claims.
Tim Hayward is part of Thompsons' Asbestos Disease Team, with two decades worth of experien
Rachel brings a wealth of experience to help clients with their asbestos and radiation claims
Madeleine specialises in a wide variety of medical negligence claims with particular expertise in those involving amputation, birth injuries and delayed cancer diagnoses.
Linda Millband has more than 20 years’ experience winning significant sums of compensation for individuals and families who have been affected by medical negligence. Learn more about Linda.
Sophia has experience in managing claims involving prescription errors, unnecessary minor surgeries and the delay in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries.
Tony is a senior medical negligence solicitor who supports union members across the Midlands and eastern England
Cathryn has over 20 years' experience of helping individuals and families who have fallen victim to medical negligence receive financial and rehabilitative support.
Corrina has more than 20 years’ experience dealing with a range of serious injury claims and medical negligence claims for trade union members who have suffered brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries and more.
Gemma acts as a first point of contact for clients with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
Clair uses her significant medical negligence litigation experience to ensure her clients receive the highest level of compensation in the shortest possible time.
Gwen has significant experience dealing with both serious injury and clinical negligence claims, including those of the upmost severity including spinal cord injuries and birth injury claims.
William takes a proactive approach to litigation while offering his clients the support and reassurance they need during the time that he is responsible for their case.
Samantha is responsible for creating and implementing the firm's serious injury and clinical negligence strategy, all the while ensuring best practice across all of Thompsons' serious injury and clinical negligence case work.
In her role as medical negligence solicitor, Jyothi regularly deals with cases of surgical error, misdiagnosis of cancer and errors in the administration of medicine.
Georgina acts as the first port of call for people with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
Click to read more about medical negligence specialist, Maya Patel
Judith is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.
Navinder is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Birmingham office.
Rosalyn is an experienced medical negligence solicitor, based in Thompsons' Manchester office, who has helped clients across the North West with compensation claims.
Laura is a medical negligence solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.
With more than 30 years' legal experience, Martin plays a crucial role in leading Thompsons Solicitors' product liability team. He is based in the firm's Birmingham office and coversthe whole of the country.
Working in a team led by experienced serious injury lawyer Linda Milliband, Kimberley is a key member of the clinical negligence team, also supporting with personal injury claims.
Allison is a highly experienced medical negligence specialist based in Thompsons' Manchester office
London and South East
Gemma has more than a decade of experience supporting clients in London and south east England with claims for surgical errors, orthopaedic injuries and poor healthcare.
Based in Thompsons' Central London office, Alexandra supports clients in a variety of medical negligence compensation claims.
With years' of experience in medical negligence claims, Jessica supports clients with claims involving gynaecology, pelvic floor issues and mesh surgery.
Emma runs serious injury cases from our Newcastle office
Fiona is one of the firm's most experienced medical negligence solicitors.
In her role at Thompsons, Donna takes pride in recovering the maximum amount of compensation for her clients who have developed an industrial disease.
Anne has over 20 years' experience helping those with industrial diseases, such as occupational asthma and vibration white finger, get compensation for their suffering.
Jeeva prides himself on his excellent client care skills and ability to put his clients and their families at ease during the legal process.
Marion is an experienced and compassionate solicitor who has helped many families affected by industrial disease get compensation for their suffering in the shortest time possible.
Jon is responsible for managing and developing Thompsons' nationwide industrial disease team. He works closely with trade unions and industry groups to ensure clients receive the very best support.
David is a highly skilled lawyer with a wealth of experience in helping both private and union clients who have developed HAVS (hand arm vibration syndrome) get support and compensation.
With almost 25 years legal experience, Anna has helped hundreds of people secure compensation in a number of industrial disease claims.
Michael is an industrial disease specialist with years of experience helping people get their life back on track after suffering an industrial disease.
Qualifying as a solicitor in 1990, Ian Cross has built a reputation as an experienced industrial disease solicitor in the south west.
Angela uses her years' of experience to support clients across Newcastle, the North East, and Cumbria, with industrial disease compensation claims.
Newcastle and Leeds
Simon Wood is the experienced branch manager for Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle and Leeds offices, leading more than 120 staff.
Kirsty has responsibility for industrial disease cases handled in Cardiff and the South West.
Nicola Waugh is an industrial disease and accident specialist working on cases across the North East of England
Kelly is a senior member of the industrial disease team in Newcastle and covers cases across the North East.
Tristram is known for using his tough negotiation skills to recover the maximum amount of compensation for his clients who have suffered an injury in an accident at work.
Gillian has dealt with a wide variety of different types of accident at work claims in her career, including those involving a slip, trip or fall and manual handling accidents.
Sharon is an experienced solicitor with a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation for her injured clients and their families.
Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with accident at work claims.
Phil is a highly experienced solicitor renowned for his excellent client care skills and ability to keep his clients informed at every step of their workplace accident claim.
Michelle's strong negotiating skills and ability to provide excellent client care has seen her help many people across the North West get compensation after suffering an injury at work.
Martin is an experienced solicitor based in Thompsons' Newcastle office, specialising in personal injury, workplace injury and road traffic accident cases.
John Gray is a highly respected senior member of the personal injury and accidents at work teams
Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire
Sean is passionate about standing up for workers who have been accused of committing a criminal offence and always ensures his clients get the best outcome from their case.
North East, Cumbria, North Yorkshire
Craig is committed to ensuring his clients, many of whom are trade union members, are guided through the legal process and provided with the best result possible.
Gemma ensures clients who face criminal charges or allegations of professional misconduct receive the very best legal advice and representation.
Newcastle, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humberside
Christian is an experienced criminal law solicitor who always ensures his clients receive the best representation, guidance and advice throughout the legal process.
Wales and South West England
Andrea has a successful track record in defending workers who have been accused of professional misconduct or face criminal charges.
Leighanne plays a key role in the Thompsons Solicitors criminal law team, supporting trade union clients when they need it most. Click to learn more about her and her role.
Brian takes pride in managing a team of lawyers who undertake employment law cases on behalf of a number of unions and their members.
London and South East England
Caroline is a highly experienced legal professional overseeing the equal pay teams based in Thompsons' branches nationwide.
Emma is a senior employment lawyer providing legal advice and representation to private and union clients on all aspects of employment law.
Joel is an experienced lawyer with an impressive track record in settling multiple high-value claims for trade union clients.
Paul is experienced in all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination in the workplace and breach of contract.
Jo is responsible for providing professional development training for Thompsons' employment rights lawyers based across the UK.
Matthew leads a team comprising lawyers, legal executives and litigation assistants in claims on behalf of union members against local authority and NHS employers.
In addition to managing and supervising a team of lawyers in Thompsons' London office, Charlotte also deals with a number of employment rights claims for union clients.
James is experienced in many aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination at work and contractual claims.
Nottingham and Birmingham
Kate has significant experience dealing with claims regarding disciplinary and grievances, TUPE, discrimination and contractual disputes.
London (Congress House)
Rakesh is the head of employment rights strategy at Thompsons Solicitors and leads a team of skilled employment law specialists at the firm. Click to learn more about Rakesh.
Roger leads a team of employment lawyers acting exclusively for claimants and their unions across the south and east of England.
Julie provides advice and reputation on a number of employment rights matters including unfair dismissals, redundancy and wages claims and discrimination claims.
Jamie has extensive experience in managing complex cases involving disability, race and trade union discrimination as well as cases relating to the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations.
Kate has been involved in a number of significant employment rights cases over the course of her legal career.
Victoria leads a team of employment rights lawyers at Thompsons Solicitors, working with them to ensure trade union members are provided with expert legal guidance and advice in all types of employment litigation.
With more than 23 years' legal experience, Balbir is proud to represent trade union members in a range of employment rights claims.
With 12 years' experience, Carl has helped many trade union members secure compensation in a number of employment rights claims, including unfair dismissals and all types of discrimination.
Gerard Airey is a highly experienced employment law solicitor based in the Thompsons' London office, with significant expertise in handling multi-claimant employment law cases on behalf of trade union members
Zafin has 16 years' experience in mass employment law litigation, including securing compensation for clients after unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay.
Natalie is an employment law specialist and member of the Plymouth-based National Settlement Agreement Unit (SAU).
Emilie is a team manager at the National Settlement Agreement Unit in Plymouth.
Stephen is an employment law specialist, based at Thompsons' Plymouth office, with experience in claims for employment disputes, including redundancies and the breakdown in employer and employee relations.
Anna is an employment law specialist based at Thompsons Solicitors' Plymouth office.
Claire has experience in supporting clients with a number of employment claims, including multi-action discrimination and TUPE claims.
Neil supervises both the North East's Employment Rights Team and Equal Pay Team for Thompsons Solicitors
Employment law solicitor Ranjit is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle office and handles cases across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East
Simon works with trade union members on employment law and tribunal claims.
Neil is a specialist solicitor with particular expertise in advising trade unions on industrial action and collective rights issues.
Rachel is responsible for managing and supervising a team of lawyers undertaking a full range of employment law cases and advice work on behalf of a trade unions.
Iain has exceptional experience securing justice for trade union members and has successfully lead Thompsons Solicitors’ Trade Union Law Group for many years.
Richard is head of the Thompsons' Trade Union Law Group which provides specialist advice and representation on all areas of trade union law.
Liverpool and Manchester
With more than 20 years’ experience winning employment rights claims, Bernie is one of Thompsons Solicitors’ go-to experts for trade union law and employment matters. Learn more about the people he has helped by visiting his profile.
London and South East England
Keith has extensive experience in representing clients across London and South East England in criminal cases, professional disciplinary proceedings and inquest work.
Midlands, South England and Wales
Jonathan has a considerable amount of experience representing workers in professional misconduct cases.
North East, Yorkshire
Harjinder specialises in representing union members within the health sector in cases of professional misconduct.
England and Wales
Paula is committed to ensuring the solicitors within the professional misconduct and criminal law team provide first-class legal representation and obtain justice for each of their clients.
Emma represents clients from a number of working backgrounds in cases involving criminal accusations and professional misconduct matters.
North West England, North Wales
Clare is an experienced solicitor representing a mix of trade union members and private clients in cases of criminal and professional misconduct law.
A highly-skilled IT professional, Peter is responsible for developing and maintaining Thompsons Solicitors’ IT systems and business process, to ensure the smooth running of business operations across the firm. Learn more about Peter by visiting his profile.