Craig has more than a decade of experience dealing with employment law. During this period, he has also advised trade union clients and members in cases that have involved defamation, commercial agent compensation, professional misconduct and coroner inquests.
Craig is responsible for advising unions and their members in all aspects of employment law and representing union members at employment tribunals. Craig has particular experience advising and representing union members in discrimination claims, trade union detriment claims, protected disclosure (whistleblowing) detriments, unfair dismissal and complex contract cases. As part of his work he has given speeches at the Institute of Employment Rights.
Craig’s focus is very much client-based. Craig points out that each client is different and that it is important for him to empathise with them and ensure he fully understands their expectations and their goals in pursuing proceedings. Craig does his utmost to achieve those aims.
Thompsons’ insistence on representing union claimants rather than employers is important to Craig because it enables him to pursue justice for those who have been wrongly treated.
Outside of work, Craig enjoys playing and watching football, dog walking and keeping active.
Craig's case experience
- Secured £25,000 for a union member subjected to two years' discrimination, and the local union official who stepped to support them, on the grounds of victimisation, harassment and trade union detriment.
- Successfully represented police staff in Manchester who would not benefit from changes to maternity pay if they were already on maternity leave, to the benefit of police staff nationwide.
- Secured more than £3,000 for a UNISON client against Sevacare, which withheld travel time payments, drawing attention to the plight of up to 220,000 other carers throughout the country.
- Secured £210,000 in a minimum wage case for underpaid workers.
- Represented the POA in the Court of Appeal after a prisoner alleged false imprisonment after officers had taken unlawful strike action, leaving him confined to his cell. The judge had been wrong to hold that the POA was liable for the tort of false imprisonment.