Employment rights specialist Jamie is based from Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office and is responsible for cases within the North West region. 

Jamie manages a caseload of complex cases, specialising in disability, race and trade union discrimination, as well as cases relating to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).

In addition, Jamie also supervises the cases of other senior lawyers in the employment matters team. 

Beginning his career as a volunteer advice worker at a Citizens Advice Bureau in Sheffield, Jamie joined Thompsons in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. 

Jamie initially provided telephone advice to union members on non-work matters before transferring to work as an executive in the employment rights department in Manchester in November 2001.

As well as providing training for regional and branch union officials on issues relating to employment law, Jamie writes articles and commentary on employment law matters for Thompsons’ own publications, including the Labour and European Law Review.

Jamie is proud of Thompsons’ commitment to represent working people, never bosses or insurers, and the company’s close links with the trade union movement. 

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys cycling.

Jamie's case experience

  • Secured £72,000 for a client, Susan McGuire, claiming unfair dismissal after she was made to reapply for her job as a marketing officer at Wigan Council during a reorganisation of the department. When her reapplication was unsuccessful, Ms McGuire was made redundant. 
  • Secured £178,000 in compensation for seven UNISON members employed as substance misuse practitioners by the Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust. The claim for unfair dismissal concerned a TUPE transfer of an addiction treatment service to Arch Initiates.
  • Recovered £50,000 for a specialist nurse whose job offer was withdrawn on the basis of a health assessment and the employer’s view that the claimant’s disability restricted her ability to carry out the role.