Keith is a solicitor in Thompsons’ Solicitors Liverpool-based employment matters team, working for trade union members across the North West.
With more than 12 years’ experience, Keith specialises solely in providing employment advice and representation to trade unions and their members. Keith handles claims for unfair dismissal, trade union victimisation, TUPE claims (Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment regulations), whistleblowing, protective awards, unlawful deductions of wages and issues arising in the workplace that require legal advice.
Keith has successfully gained thousands of pounds in compensation for trade union members who have been the subject of discrimination, whether on the grounds of disability, gender, gender reassignment or other types of discrimination. He also acts for members who have been sexually harassed and will pursue group actions.
Regarded as highly professional and effective, Keith guides his trade union clients through the whole employment and employment appeal tribunal legal process with care and determination.
A champion of trade union and workers’ rights, Keith finds it rewarding being able to act solely in their interests, and, regardless of the nature and value of the claim, to achieve justice. Thompsons, he says, differs from other firms in that it doesn’t deal with insurance companies, other third parties or employers, and that enables him to focus entirely on employment-related claimant work in a specialist team.
In his spare time, Keith is a keen runner and marathon runner, regularly entering half marathons, 10K and 5K runs. He’s also an avid Liverpool supporter, but enjoys watching any level of football. Spending time with his family and taking his two young children to the various activities that they do, he also finds time to go scuba diving with his wife – in warmer waters than the Mersey, though.
Keith's case experience
- Acted for three UNISON members who were dismissed from their jobs at a GP surgery for whistleblowing, securing damages totally £300,000 for his clients.
- Secured £30,000 for a client in a discrimination case against the East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust.
- Successfully overturned an Employment Tribunal decision at appeal that a Unite member was not entitled to statutory redundancy pay on top of contractual redundancy pay, following her rejection of an offer of alternative employment.
- Took on a national betting company in a multi-claimant contractual redundancy pay claim and succeeded in getting the company to pay the clients 100% of the sums claimed, totalling £150,000.