A skilled and experienced advocate for trade union and workers’ rights, Jamie has been with Thompsons since 2000.
Jamie manages a caseload of complex cases, specialising in disability, race and trade union discrimination, and cases relating to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).
In addition, Jamie also supervises the cases of 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 the Sheffield office in 2000 before relocating to Manchester in 2001 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2004.
Jamie regularly trains regional union officials on employment law and national training for the British Medical Association.
Jamie is proud of Thompsons’ commitment to represent working people, never bosses or insurers. Jamie is a GMB member and a former GMB workplace representative.
Outside work, Jamie enjoys cycling and is a committed commuter, time trialist and member of his local cycling club, Westmead Team 88.
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- Recovered £50,000 for a specialist nurse whose job offer was withdrawn based on a health assessment and the employer’s view that the claimant’s disability restricted her ability to carry out the role.
- Secured £158,000 in compensation for workers employed by Manchester Working Limited, in respect to the company’s alleged failure to inform and consult under the TUPE Regs regarding a change to the provider of a public buildings repair and maintenance service.
- Secured around £400,000 in compensation for trade union members in breach of contract claims, relating to a dispute as to entitlement to enhanced redundancy pay under the members’ contracts of employment.