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Stephen Cavalier

Chief Executive
London

Stephen says it's "a privilege and an honour" to be the chief executive of Thompsons Solicitors.

Doug Christie

Union and Client Director
London

Doug oversees all arrangements between Thompsons and its union clients.

Michelle Cronin

Director of People, Finance and Infrastructure
Cardiff

Michelle plays a vital role in the strategic management and direction of the firm.

Clare Mellor

Operations Director
London

Clare leads and manages the firm’s delivery plan to secure its future in terms of growth, strength and the quality of the service it provides to its clients.

Janet Finney

Branch Manager
Manchester

Janet Finney is a branch manager for the firm’s North West offices. Click to learn more about her legal experience and responsibilities at Thompsons’.

Richard Johnson

Personal Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Richard is an experienced solicitor specialising in claims arising from accidents at work and road traffic collisions.

Catherine Cladingbowl

Branch Manager and Personal Injury Solicitor
Cardiff and Bristol

In her role as a personal injury solicitor Catherine has secured thousands of pounds worth of compensation in cases ranging from industrial disease to accidents at work.

Ann-Marie Christie

Personal Injury Solicitor
London

Ann-Marie has extensive personal injury experience and represents clients in London and the South East of England in cases of industrial disease and accidents at work.

David Robinson

National Professional Support Lawyer for Personal Injury and Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

David has won countless cases for his clients, many of whom have been involved in a road traffic accident, injured while serving in the military or have suffered a serious injury.

Natalie Harvey

Senior Personal Injury Solicitor
Leeds

Natalie has a wealth of experience in managing and winning personal injury claims resulting from accidents at work for clients in Yorkshire.

Katie Williams

Personal Injury Solicitor
Liverpool

Katie is personal injury solicitor specialising in cases of accidents at work, those involving children at school, animal attacks and industrial disease claims.

Gerard Stilliard

Head of Personal Injury Strategy
London

Gerard has over 15 years' legal experience and is responsible for working on campaign initiatives and developing policy on personal injury litigation strategy.

Martyn Gwyther

Head of Overseas Accident Claims at Thompsons Solicitors
Manchester

A highly experienced accidents abroad solicitor, Martyn manages claims that have arisen as a result of accidents or illness overseas.

Sarah Gardner

Senior Foreign Jurisdiction Solicitor
Manchester

Sarah is highly experienced in dealing with sensitive and serious foreign jurisdiction claims and personal injury cases involving a foreign element.

Nicholas Seymour

Personal Injury Solicitor
Bristol

Nicholas is a knowledgeable senior solicitor who uses his skill and legal experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation for his industrial disease clients.

Lisa Gunner

Serious Injury Solicitor
Bristol

Lisa represents clients from across South West England in cases involving serious injuries such as brain and spinal injuries.

Paul Rosser

Serious Injury Solicitor
Cardiff

Paul has many years' experience helping clients who have suffered a serious injury including spinal and brain injuries, amputations and burns.

Karl De-Loyde

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Karl's considerable legal experience and tenacious approach to all of his client's cases has seen him secure thousands of pounds worth of compensation in serious injury claims ranging from fatalities to amputations.

Laura Harper

Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Laura is renowned for her excellent negotiation skills and always ensures that her clients, the majority of whom have suffered a serious injury, receive the highest amount of compensation possible.

Helen Shakespeare

Serious Injury Solicitor
Sheffield

Helen's legal expertise, commitment to providing first-class client care and ability to secure maximum compensation has seen her help many people who have experienced a life-changing injury.

Peter Magee

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Nottingham

Through his expert knowledge of serious injury law, Peter has helped hundreds of people across the Midlands receive compensation and get the rehabilitative support they need after suffering a life-changing injury.

Matthew Tollitt

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Liverpool

Matthew is an experienced senior serious injury solicitor who has helped many clients who have suffered life-changing injuries, such as amputations, spinal injuries and head injuries.

Allison Fitchett

Serious Injury Solicitor
Nottingham

Allison's significant experience in dealing with serious injury cases has seen her help hundreds of people get financial compensation and specialist rehabilitative support after suffering a life-changing injury.

Paul Brown

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

Paul has extensive experience in dealing with claims involving serious, life-changing injuries resulting from road traffic collisions, accidents at work and accidents in public places.

Nicky Jackson

Serious Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

Nicky has a wealth of experience in dealing with difficult and complex serious injury claims for clients who have suffered an amputation, a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.

Anthony Welsh

Serious Injury Compensation Solicitor
Cardiff

Anthony has used his extensive legal knowledge to help hundreds of people in Wales who have suffered a serious injury to negotiate high sums of compensation.

Christalla Christodoulidou

Serious Injury Solicitor
London

Christalla is an experienced serious injury solicitor and has helped hundreds of people get their life back on track after suffering a serious injury.

Simon Wilson

National Lead Lawyer for Serious Injury Claims
Leeds

Simon recognises the importance of rehabilitation and therapy during the recovery process and always aims to secure the maximum compensation for his serious injury clients.

Imogen Wetton

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Manchester

Imogen's commitment to providing excellent client care, securing interim payments and specialist rehabilitation for her serious injury clients has seen her help many people across North West England.

Henrietta Phillips

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
London

Henrietta has extensive experience dealing with a variety of serious injury claims for both private and union clients, ranging from brain and spinal injuries to amputation and fatalities.

Kam Singh

Serious Injury Solicitor
London

Kam is an experienced solicitor helping people across South East England receive large sums of compensation and rehabilitative support following a serious injury.

Miriam Roka

Serious Injury and Medical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

Miriam plays a pivotal role within the medical negligence team, acting as a first port of call for clients who have suffered an injury or illness due to medical negligence.

Nicola Saunders

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Lawyer
London and the south east of England

Nicola has an impressive track record in securing large sums of compensation for her serious injury and medical negligence clients based across London and the south east of England.

Amanda Jones

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Cardiff

Amanda has over 15 years' legal experience and has helped many people across Wales receive compensation and support after being diagnosed with an asbestos disease.

Helen Tomlin

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Leeds

Helen is an experienced asbestos solicitor who acts swiftly to ensure her clients with an asbestos-related disease receive the maximum amount of compensation.

Dave Fisher

Specialist Asbestos Lawyer
Birmingham

Dave has a successful track record in winning cases for people who have developed an asbestos-related disease as a result of their employer's negligence.

Michael Disken

Senior Accident at Work Solicitor
Leeds

Michael is a senior accident at work solicitor with over 20 years' experience helping people get their life back on track after suffering an injury in their workplace.

Steve Fitzwalter

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Birmingham

Steve is an experienced asbestos disease solicitor and has assisted many people from a wide variety of employment backgrounds get financial compensation for their illness.

Reuben Greenwood

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Nottingham

Reuben has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos cases involving pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer.

Neil Baines

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Nottingham

Neil is a specialist asbestos solicitor representing clients across Midlands and East Anglia who have been affected by asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, pleural thickening, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Tony Hood

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Newcastle

Tony has a wealth of experience helping people across North East England who have been affected by an asbestos disease get financial compensation and expert support.

Ian McFall

Head of Asbestos Litigation
Newcastle

Ian McFall is the head of Thompsons' asbestos litigation team with over 20 years' experience helping individuals and families who have been affected by an asbestos-related disease.

Helen Jones

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Newcastle

Helen has helped many people who have sadly developed an asbestos disease to get compensation in the quickest possible time, all the while remaining compassionate and empathetic to their situation.

Gill Connelly

Specialist Asbestos Lawyer
Newcastle

Gill is a specialist asbestos lawyer with over 10 years' experience helping those who have been affected by an asbestos disease receive support and compensation for their suffering.

Eamonn McDonough

Specialist Asbestos Lawyer
Cardiff

Eamonn is based in Thompsons' Cardiff office and has helped hundreds of people to get compensation and support following an asbestos disease diagnosis.

Andrew Venn

National Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Newcastle

Using his determination and legal skill, Andrew has successfully recovered large sums of compensation for his mesothelioma clients within their lifetime.

Lorna Webster

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
London

Lorna is a specialist asbestos solicitor experienced in cases involving asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Heather Ruddick

Asbestos Disease Solicitor
Newcastle

Heather Ruddick is a specialist asbestos disease solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office. Click to learn more about Heather and her asbestos case experience.

Madeleine Pinschof

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor
Bristol

Madeleine specialises in a wide variety of medical negligence claims with particular expertise in those involving amputation, birth injuries and delayed cancer diagnoses.

Linda Millband

National Lead Lawyer of the Clinical Negligence Team
Birmingham

Linda is a highly experienced senior serious injury and clinical negligence solicitor and the national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at Thompsons Solicitors.

Sophia Huynh

Chartered Clinical Negligence Legal Executive
Nottingham

Sophia has experience in managing claims involving prescription errors, unnecessary minor surgeries and the delay in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries.

Tony Mikhael

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Birmingham

As a senior medical negligence solicitor, Tony strives to assist those who have fallen victim to the negligence of another.

Amy Griffiths

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Cardiff

Amy always aims to secure maximum compensation and regularly liaises with experts and support groups to ensure her clients receive the help they need during what is often a difficult time.

Cathryn Davies

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Cardiff

Cathryn has over 20 years' experience of helping individuals and families who have fallen victim to medical negligence receive financial and rehabilitative support.

Claire Evans

Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Cardiff

Claire, a clinical negligence solicitor and qualified nurse and midwife, provides her clients with first-class advice and guidance throughout the duration of their claim.

Corrina Mottram

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor
London

Corrina has more than 20 years’ experience dealing with a range of serious injury claims and medical negligence claims for trade union members who have suffered brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries and more.

Gemma Hindley

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

Gemma acts as a first point of contact for clients with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.

Clair Wilson

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Newcastle

Clair uses her significant medical negligence litigation experience to ensure her clients receive the highest level of compensation in the shortest possible time.

Gwen Kirby-Dent

Senior Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Injury Solicitor
London

Gwen has significant experience dealing with both serious injury and clinical negligence claims, including those of the upmost severity including spinal cord injuries and birth injury claims.

William Seymour

Clinical Negligence Solicitor
London

William takes a proactive approach to litigation while offering his clients the support and reassurance they need during the time that he is responsible for their case.

Samantha Hemsley

National Head of the Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Team
London

Samantha is responsible for creating and implementing the firm's serious injury and clinical negligence strategy, all the while ensuring best practice across all of Thompsons' serious injury and clinical negligence case work.

Jyothi Parekh

Medical Negligence Solicitor
London

In her role as medical negligence solicitor, Jyothi regularly deals with cases of surgical error, misdiagnosis of cancer and errors in the administration of medicine.

Georgina Macfarlane

Medical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

Georgina acts as the first port of call for people with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.

Maya Patel

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Maya prides herself on providing the upmost support to clinical negligence clients, including those who have been affected by surgical errors, birth injuries and misdiagnoses. Click to learn more about her work at Thompsons.

Judith Lamb

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
Newcastle

Judith is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.

Navinder Nijjar

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
Birmingham

Navinder is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Birmingham office.

Rosalyn Steeple

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Rosalyn is a senior solicitor and member of the clinical negligence team.

Laura Laffey

Medical Negligence Solicitor
Newcastle

Laura is a medical negligence solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.

Shivani Tah

Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitor
Birmingham

Shivani is a medical negligence compensation solicitor based in Thompsons’ Birmingham office.

Alison Fahy

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Birmingham

With over 20 years' experience dealing with all types of industrial diseases, Alison has a reputation for successfully securing the maximum amount of compensation that her clients are entitled to.

Richard Cartwright

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Stoke-on-Trent

Richard is a senior industrial disease solicitor with many years' experience dealing with all types of industrial disease cases, particularly high-value claims for respiratory and lung diseases.

Donna Simcock

Industrial Disease Lawyer
Stoke-on-Trent

In her role at Thompsons, Donna takes pride in recovering the maximum amount of compensation for her clients who have developed an industrial disease.

Anne Turley

Industrial Disease Solicitor
Nottingham

Anne has over 20 years' experience helping those with industrial diseases, such as occupational asthma and vibration white finger, get compensation for their suffering.

Jeeva Sethu

Industrial Disease Solicitor
London

Jeeva prides himself on his excellent client care skills and ability to put his clients and their families at ease during the legal process.

Marion Voss

Senior Work Disease Solicitor
Leeds

Marion is an experienced and compassionate solicitor who has helped many families affected by industrial disease get compensation for their suffering in the shortest time possible.

Oliver Collett

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Leeds

Oliver is known for his sympathetic and understanding manner when dealing with sensitive cases such as those involving mesothelioma, the fatal asbestos-related cancer.

Jon Carlisle

Head of Industrial Disease
Manchester

Jon is responsible for managing and developing Thompsons' nationwide industrial disease team. He works closely with trade unions and industry groups to ensure clients receive the very best support.

David Mole

Industrial Disease Lawyer
Newcastle

David is a highly skilled lawyer with a wealth of experience in helping both private and union clients who have developed HAVS (hand arm vibration syndrome) get support and compensation.

Anna Konzon

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
London

With almost 25 years legal experience, Anna has helped hundreds of people secure compensation in a number of industrial disease claims.

Yvonne Peel

Accident at Work Lawyer
Birmingham

Yvonne deals with a variety of accident at work claims from slips, trips and falls to manual handling injuries.

Tristram Sterry

Accident at Work Solicitor
Sheffield

Tristram is known for using his tough negotiation skills to recover the maximum amount of compensation for his clients who have suffered an injury in an accident at work.

Gillian Sayers

Accident at Work Lawyer
Sheffield

Gillian has dealt with a wide variety of different types of accident at work claims in her career, including those involving a slip, trip or fall and manual handling accidents.

Sharon Fleming

Senior Accident at Work Solicitor
Oxford

Sharon is an experienced solicitor with a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation for her injured clients and their families.

Sukhdev Gill

Accident at Work Solicitor
Nottingham

Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with accident at work claims.

Tony Scott

Senior Workplace Accident Lawyer
Newcastle

Tony has many years experience dealing personal injury claims for workers from a number of professions including NHS staff, construction workers and rail workers.

Charlotte Mackulin

Workplace Accident Solicitor
London

Charlotte is an experienced workplace accident solicitor specialising in claims involving slips, trips and falls, manual handling injuries and claims resulting from an employer's failure to provide proper equipment.

Phil Kyte

Senior Workplace Accident Solicitor
Leeds

Phil is a highly experienced solicitor renowned for his excellent client care skills and ability to keep his clients informed at every step of their workplace accident claim.

Michelle Farrell

Accident at Work Lawyer
Manchester

Michelle's strong negotiating skills and ability to provide excellent client care has seen her help many people across the North West get compensation after suffering an injury at work.

Sean Conway

Criminal Law Solicitor
Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

Sean is passionate about standing up for workers who have been accused of committing a criminal offence and always ensures his clients get the best outcome from their case.

Craig Hunn

Criminal Law Solicitor
North East, Cumbria, North Yorkshire

Craig is committed to ensuring his clients, many of whom are trade union members, are guided through the legal process and provided with the best result possible.

Gemma Zakrzewski

Criminal Law Solicitor
North West

Gemma ensures clients who face criminal charges or allegations of professional misconduct receive the very best legal advice and representation.

Christian Harbinson

Criminal Law Solicitor
Newcastle, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humberside

Christian is an experienced criminal law solicitor who always ensures his clients receive the best representation, guidance and advice throughout the legal process.

Andrea Cook

Professional Misconduct and Criminal Law Solicitor
Wales and South West England

Andrea has a successful track record in defending workers who have been accused of professional misconduct or face criminal charges.

Leighanne Davis

Criminal law team litigation assistant
Birmingham

Leighanne plays a key role within the Thompsons Solicitors criminal law team, supporting trade union clients when they need it most. Click to learn more about her and her role.

Brian Wilson

Unit Manager
London

Brian takes pride in managing a team of lawyers who undertake employment law cases on behalf of a number of unions and their members.

Paul Upson

Employment Rights Lawyer
Belfast

Paul specialises in all areas of employment law and regularly represents members of some of the UK's biggest trade unions.

Caroline Underhill

Practice Lead, Equal Pay
London and South East England

Caroline is a highly experienced legal professional overseeing the equal pay teams based in Thompsons' branches nationwide.

Emma Tamer

Senior Employment Rights Lawyer
London

Emma is a senior employment lawyer providing legal advice and representation to private and union clients on all aspects of employment law.

Rob Smith

Unit Manager
Birmingham

Rob is responsible for leading a team of skilled employment rights lawyers and ensuring all union clients receive the highest quality advice and representation throughout their claim.

Joel Smith

Employment Rights Lawyer
Leeds

Joel is an experienced lawyer with an impressive track record in settling multiple high-value claims for trade union clients.

Paul Shevlin

Unit Manager
Newcastle

Paul is experienced in all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination in the workplace and breach of contract.

Jo Seery

Professional Support Lawyer
Manchester

Jo is responsible for providing professional development training for Thompsons' employment rights lawyers based across the UK.

Bruce Robin

Employment Rights Lawyer
Bristol

Bruce has significant experience dealing with a range of employment law claims on behalf of trade unions and their members.

Matthew Pull

Senior Supervisor
Manchester

Matthew leads a team comprising lawyers, legal executives and litigation assistants in claims on behalf of union members against local authority and NHS employers.

Charlotte Moore

Senior Supervisor
London

In addition to managing and supervising a team lawyers in Thompsons' Dagenham office, Charlotte also deals with a number of employment rights claims for union clients.

James Lenihan

Unit Manager
Bristol

James is experienced in many aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination at work and contractual claims.

Kate Lea

Employment Rights Lawyer
Nottingham

Kate has significant experience dealing with claims arising from disability, sex, race and equal pay discrimination.

George Kilpatrick

Employment Rights lawyer
Belfast

George is experienced in a variety of employment rights cases and regularly delivers talks and training on employment law to clients.

Rakesh Patel

Head of employment rights strategy
London (Congress House)

Rakesh is the head of employment rights strategy at Thompsons Solicitors and leads a team of skilled employment law specialists at the firm. Click to learn more about Rakesh.

Roger Ellis

Senior Supervisor
London

At Thompsons, Roger leads a team of employment lawyers acting exclusively for claimants and their unions across the south of England.

Julie Brodie

Employment Rights Lawyer
Bristol

Julie provides advice and reputation on a number of employment rights matters including unfair dismissals, redundancy and wages claims and discrimination claims.

Jamie Humphries

Employment Rights Lawyer
Manchester

Jamie has extensive experience in managing complex cases involving disability, race and trade union discrimination as well as cases relating to the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations.

Sarah Henderson

Employment Rights Lawyer
London

Sarah helps trade union clients in a range of employment claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract.

Kate Fox

Senior Supervisor
London

Kate has been involved in a number of significant employment rights cases over the course of her legal career.

Victoria Phillips

Head of Employment Rights (Client Relations)
London

Victoria leads a team of employment rights lawyers at Thompsons Solicitors, working with them to ensure trade union members are provided with expert legal guidance and advice in all types of employment litigation – from unfair dismissal claims to cases of equal pay.

Neil Todd

Senior Case Handler
Manchester

Neil is a specialist solicitor with particular expertise in advising trade unions on industrial action and collective rights issues.

Rachel Halliday

Senior Case Handler
Manchester

Rachel is responsible for managing and supervising a team of lawyers undertaking a full range of employment law cases and advice work on behalf of a trade unions.

Iain Birrell

Partner and practice lead of the trade union law group
Leeds

Iain has exceptional experience securing justice for trade union members and has successfully lead Thompsons Solicitors’ Trade Union Law Group for many years.

Richard Arthur

National Coordinator for Trade Union Strategy
Bristol

Richard is head of the Thompsons' Trade Union Law Group which provides specialist advice and representation on all areas of trade union law.

Bernie Wentworth

Employment and Trade Union Law Unit Manager
Liverpool and Manchester

With more than 20 years’ experience winning employment rights claims, Bernie is Thompsons Solicitors’ go-to expert for trade union law and employment matters. Learn more about the people he has helped by visiting his profile.

Keith Sheppard

Professional Misconduct and Criminal Law Legal Executive
London and South East England

Keith has extensive experience in representing clients across London and South East England in criminal cases, professional disciplinary proceedings and inquest work.

Jonathan Bacon

Professional Misconduct Solicitor
Midlands, South England and Wales

Jonathan has a considerable amount of experience representing workers in professional misconduct cases.

Harjinder Saundh

Professional Misconduct Solicitor
North East, Yorkshire

Harjinder specialises in representing union members within the health sector in cases of professional misconduct.

Paula Porter

Practice Lead for the Professional Misconduct and Criminal Law
England and Wales

Paula is committed to ensuring the solicitors within the professional misconduct and criminal law team provide first-class legal representation and obtain justice for each of their clients.

Emma Hulme

Professional Misconduct and Criminal Lawyer
Birmingham

Emma represents clients from a number of working backgrounds in cases involving criminal accusations and professional misconduct matters.

Clare Woodland

Professional Misconduct and Criminal Law Executive
North West England, North Wales

Clare is an experienced solicitor representing a mix of trade union members and private clients in cases of criminal and professional misconduct law.