Michelle is a highly experienced senior supervisor of Thompsons Solicitors' industrial disease. She is based in the firm’s Manchester office, covering the North West.

As well as handling her own case load, Michelle supervises members of the industrial disease team.

Michelle is highly regarded for her ability to gain the maximum amount of compensation for her trade union clients who are injured at work. She is a caring and empathetic lawyer who keeps her clients well-informed throughout the progress of the claim. 

Her caseload typically includes claims for noise-induced hearing loss, damage resulting from faulty or unsafe equipment, work-related upper limb disorders, vibration damage, workplace assaults, stress and conditions arising from exposure to substances hazardous to health. 

With 27 years’ legal experience of personal injury claims, Michelle is regarded as a hard-working and successful advocate for union members injured at work and is leading her teams to gain the best possible outcome for their trade union clients.

Michelle enjoys working for trade unions and finds it rewarding to obtain compensation for an individual who has been put at risk by an employer.

To relax, Michelle likes to watch her favourite team - Manchester City, and spend time with her family.


Michelle's case experience 

  • Secured a settlement of £10,000 for two hospital cleaners who contracted occupational asthma after breathing fumes from the powerful disinfectant Chlor-Clean in a poorly-ventilated area. 
  • Secured a five-figure settlement for an aircraft painter who developed vibration white finger after years of using a Dynabrade sander. 
  • Represented a school receptionist who found, due to her desk being moved, she had to stretch and twist to see the main door area, operate the door release, speak to colleagues or reach various materials. Michelle settled the claim for a four-figure sum.


Professional membership

Michelle is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.