Balbir is a highly-experienced employment rights solicitor working out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Birmingham office. She is responsible for looking after trade unions and their members across the whole of the East and West Midlands.
Balbir finds working in Thompsons Solicitors’ employment rights team rewarding as the firm is unique in working to further the interests of trade unions and their members.
For relaxation, Balbir enjoys travel, reading, fitness, cinema and pop concerts.
BALBIR BIRD’S CASE EXPERIENCE
With 23 years’ experience of working in law, Balbir has specialised in employment rights since 2000. Balbir qualified in 1998, initially dealing with criminal and family law cases and personal injury claims.
Balbir handles an impressive caseload of complex employment matters, regularly advises trade unions and provides training and legal updates. Adept at preparing her clients and representing them at employment tribunal hearings, Balbir has dealt with claims ranging from unfair dismissal, pregnancy and other forms of discrimination, trade union detriment, and protective awards.
With several multi-claimant successes under her belt, some having led to changes in employers’ policies, Balbir also helps to run the Unite the Union advice line, providing employment law advice to the union.
For example, when a large food company refused to pay 300 workers for a national bank holiday declared to celebrate a Royal event, Balbir pursued a claim for payment for each individual and won.
Balbir secured compensation on behalf of an FBU member who was unfairly dismissed. The member said: “Thank you for all you have done for me”.
Her union national officer, added: “Many thanks for the settlement in this case.”