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Stephen Cavalier

Chief Executive
London

Stephen has spent over a decade at the helm of Thompsons Solicitors, the UK’s leading trade union law firm and has more than 20 years’ legal experience. Click to learn more about him and his legal background.

Doug Christie

Union and Client Director
London

Doug oversees all arrangements between Thompsons and its union clients. Click to learn more about Doug and his extensive legal career.

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

As Thompsons Solicitors’ operations director and member of the executive board, Clare’s role is integral to the success of the firm and ensuring it remains a leader in its field. Click to learn more about Clare.

Janet Finney

Branch Manager
Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast

Janet takes pride in ensuring Thompsons’ trade union clients receive the highest-quality service from the specialist legal teams based in the firm’s Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast offices.

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.

Nicola Harrison

Branch Manager
Leeds

Nicola ensures that the Thompsons’ Leeds office delivers a service that supports those who have been injured, discriminated against or are at risk of losing their livelihood or liberty.

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

Partner and Branch Manager
Wales and South West

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.

Natalie Harvey

Partner and branch manager
Sheffield

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

Gerard Stilliard

Head of personal injury strategy
London

With more than 15 years’ experience, Gerard leads Thompsons Solicitors’ team of skilled personal injury lawyers, who are based across the UK. Learn more about Gerard by visiting his profile.

Martyn Gwyther

Head of Cross-Border Claims at Thompsons Solicitors
Manchester

As the head of cross-border claims, Martyn is highly experienced in the management of 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

Senior Lawyer and Business Development Co-ordinator
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.

Lindsey Allen

Senior Member of the Personal Injury Team
Birmingham

Lindsey is a skilled senior personal injury executive and part of the “multi-track” accident team, which concludes claims that are likely to receive between £25,000 and £500,000 in compensation.

Northern Ireland Team

Your trusted legal service in Northern Ireland

Thompsons NI’s team of specialist lawyers and solicitors are based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and are ready to help you with the legal advice and representation you need.

Steve Fitzwalter

Personal injury solicitor specialising in asbestos related disease
Midlands

Steve is an expert personal injury solicitor at Thompsons specialising in claims for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Lisa Gormley

Senior Executive
Liverpool

Lisa specialises solely in fighting for trade union members who are victims of asbestos-related disease. A highly experienced industrial disease lawyer of 20 years, Lisa took up the asbestos brief nine years ago, working out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.

Louise Larkin

Senior Asbestos lawyer, Personal Injury Team
Liverpool

Louise is a highly skilled lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience representing asbestos disease trade union clients across North West England, while overseeing the work of colleagues in the firm’s Manchester and Liverpool offices.

John Mullen

Unit Manager, Personal Injury Team
Birmingham

John is a skilled personal injury lawyer who oversees the work carried out by Thompsons Solicitors' Midlands-based personal injury team.

Richard Cartwright

Partner and Manager of the National Litigation Unit
Stoke-on-Trent

Richard is the manager of the National Litigation Unit and a senior industrial disease solicitor with many years' experience, particularly dealing with high-value claims for respiratory and lung diseases.

Elizabeth Ford

Personal injury unit manager
Birmingham, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent

Elizabeth has 15 years' experience as a solicitor specialising in personal injury law, and since 2016 has been a unit manager for work streams across Thompsons' Midlands offices.

Warinder Juss

Senior personal injury lawyer and Thompsons' Associate
Birmingham

Warinder is a highly-skilled lawyer with more than 26 years' experience and has been involved in groundbreaking work-related stress claims for trade unions which have shaped standards in the field.

Alison Fahy

SUPERVISOR MULTI-TRACK ACCIDENT TEAM
Birmingham

Alison is the supervisor of Thompsons Solicitors' multi-track accident team. Based in Birmingham, she has decades of experience supporting clients with industrial disease and road accident compensation claims.

Tony Scott

Senior Supervisor, Personal Injury Team
Newcastle

Tony supports union members across the North East and Cumbria with personal injury compensation claims, including claims for NHS staff, construction and rail workers.

Caroline Hall

Personal Injury Lawyer
Newcastle

Based in Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle office, Caroline supports clients with personal injury, road accident and accident at work claims.

Ellen Hunter

Personal Injury Lawyer
Newcastle

Ellen is a key member of both the personal injury and accident at works team with over 18 years' experience.

Henrietta Phillips

Branch Manager and Personal 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.

Imran Saleem

Personal injury solicitor
Leeds

Imran is a skilled and successful personal injury solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office, covering trade union clients throughout the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside.

Jane Welburn

Senior Supervisor
Leeds

Jane is a senior supervisor on Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds Personal Injury Team and handles claims from across the East Midlands.

Lois McCaughey

Personal Injury unit manager
Leeds

Lois manages Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds Personal Injury Unit, which handles claims from the East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber.

Amanda Dixon

Partner and senior personal injury solicitor
Leeds

Amanda Dixon is a partner and senior personal injury solicitor for Thompsons Solicitors, handling personal injury cases from our Leeds office.

Gareth Carter

Personal Injury Lawyer
Manchester

Gareth Carter is a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury team operating out of the firm’s Manchester office, but taking cases from all over England and Wales.

Jacqui Bridges

Senior Legal Executive of Serious Injuries
Bristol

Senior legal executive of serious injuries Jacqui works from Thompsons Solicitors’ Bristol office and is part of the Personal Injury Team for the South West of England.

Stephen Jewell

Personal Injury Lawyer
Manchester

Stephen Jewell is a member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury team based in Manchester with more than two decades of experience of successfully handling personal injury claims.

Michael Dale

Foreign Jurisdiction Package Holiday Claims Lawyer
England and Wales

Michael is a Thompsons’ Solicitors specialist lawyer dealing exclusively with overseas package holiday claims, for trade union clients living in England and Wales.

Jane Cooper

SENIOR SOLICITOR AND LITIGATION TEAM MANAGER
Sheffield

Jane manages one of Thompsons’ Solicitors highly successful personal injury litigation teams, running road traffic accident claims for trade union clients across the whole of England and Wales.

Joanne Smith

Thompsons Solicitor
Leeds

Joanne is a highly experienced legal professional able to handle personal injury, industrial disease, accident and asbestos claims for trade union clients across Yorkshire and Humberside.

David Turner

Supervisor Personal Injury Claims
England and Wales

David is a supervisor at Thompsons’ Solicitors, Sheffield-based, national fast track centre, handling personal injury claims across England and Wales exclusively for union members.

Lindsey Greaves

Thompsons Solicitors
England and Wales

Lindsey is an exceptional senior solicitor who supervises four teams of lawyers handling fast track personal injury claims for trade union clients across England and Wales.

Nick Taylor

Solicitor
Manchester

Nick is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Personal Injury Team and handles foreign and domestic claims.

Carol Hamlet

Litigation Assistant
Manchester

Carol Hamlet is a highly experienced litigation assistant working in Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury team in Manchester and covering the North West of England.

Neil Richards

Personal Injury Solicitor
Manchester

Personal injury solicitor Neil has two decades of experience across all areas of civil litigation and is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office. Part of Thompsons’ Personal Injury Team, Neil handles foreign jurisdiction cases from across the country and supervises junior colleagues.

Tim Parker

Personal Injury and Industrial Disease Specialist
Manchester

Tim specialises in personal injury and industrial disease claims and works predominantly for Thompsons Solicitors’ trade union clients across Wales and the North West of England.

Lisa Gunner

Clinical Negligence and Professional Misconduct Crime Unit Manager
South West and South Wales

Based across the Cardiff and Bristol offices, Lisa represents clients in serious injury and clinical negligence claims.

Karl De-Loyde

Senior Supervisor, Serious Injuries Team
Birmingham

Karl De-Loyde is a Birmingham-based partner at Thompsons Solicitors with more than 20 years’ experience and the senior supervisor responsible for all catastrophic injury cases across the Midlands.

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

Senior solicitor and serious injury claims supervisor
Leeds

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 Solicitor - Serious Injuries
North West England, North Wales

As a highly experienced solicitor, Matthew deals with a range of extremely serious injury claims for Thompsons Solicitors, often worth many millions of pounds, such as multiple injuries, injuries to the brain and spine, and amputations.

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

Senior supervisor and senior personal Injury 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

Senior 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.

Kam Singh

Senior Serious Injury Lawyer
South East England, London

As one of Thompsons Solicitors’ skilled senior serious injury lawyers, Kam forms part of the firm’s expert serious injury team, helping trade union members to secure compensation after they’ve suffered 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.

Victoria Kingscote

Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Victoria is an experienced serious injury solicitor with more than 13 years’ experience helping trade union clients secure compensation after suffering an injury or illness.

David Gauler

Serious Injury Lawyer
Birmingham

David represents union members who have been injured at work, in road traffic accidents or because of assaults.

Katie Williams

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Liverpool

Based in Thompsons' Liverpool office, Katie supports union members with serious injury compensation claims.

Phil Liptrot

Senior supervisor of the north-west multi-track accident team
Manchester

A qualified solicitor for decades, Phil heads up the multi-track accident team, and has supported a number of people and families in Manchester and the north west in claims for amputation injury, chronic pain injury and fatal accidents.

Michelle Reid-Mitchell

Chartered Legal Executive
Newcastle

Michelle is based in our Newcastle office. She has over three decades of legal experience in a broad range of areas

Trevor Hall

Solicitor
Newcastle

Trevor joined Thompsons Solicitors in 2007 and is the firm's lead solicitor in dealing with military based cold injury claims

Janet Hall

Senior solicitor
Leeds

For over three decades, Janet has acted solely on behalf of claimants, specialising in cases involving amputations, brain injuries and chronic regional pain syndrome.

Donna Hughes

Legal executive
Leeds

A member of Thompsons’ Serious Injury Team, Donna handles employers liability claims, including assaults and accidents at works, as well as those pertaining to public liability and road traffic accidents.

Chenai Dzikira

Litigation assistant
Leeds

Based at Thompsons’ Leeds office, Chenai works on claims involving accidents at work, occupier’s liability, assaults and road traffic accidents.

Liam Rose

Enquiry process, serious injury team
Leeds

Working closely with the serious injury team, Liam Rose is a key member of the Head Injury Portal team at Thompsons Solicitors.

Jon Grundy

Senior Executive Lawyer
Manchester

Jon Grundy is a senior lawyer supervising colleagues and overseeing cases as part of Thompsons Solicitors’ serious injuries team based in Manchester and covering London, the North West and Cumbria.

Matthew Hall

Assistant Executive
Manchester

Matthew is a member of Thompsons Solicitors’ Serious Injury Team and covers cases throughout the North West region.

Amanda Jones

Senior 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

Senior Supervisor - Midlands Asbestos Team
Birmingham

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

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.

Ian McFall

National Head of Asbestos Litigation and Member of Supervisory Board
Newcastle

With a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts in the field, Ian McFall is the national head of asbestos litigation at Thompsons and a member of Thompsons’ supervisory board.

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.

Andrew Venn

Senior Asbestos Disease Solicitor and National Practice Lead
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
Dagenham

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.

Michelle Stewart

Asbestos disease chartered legal executive
Newcastle

With almost 25 years' experience in personal injury litigation, Michelle supports clients across the North East in asbestos disease compensation claims.

Tim Hayward

Solicitor
Newcastle

Tim Hayward is part of Thompsons' Asbestos Disease Team, with two decades worth of experien

Rachel Morrison

Litigation Assistant
Newcastle

Rachel brings a wealth of experience to help clients with their asbestos and radiation claims

Jackie Wood

Chartered legal executive, Asbestos Disease Team
London

Jackie specialises solely in asbestos claims, including mesothelioma, pleural thickening, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Charlotte Barnett

Executive
Leeds

Charlotte Barnett works for clients all over Yorkshire and Humberside as a key member of the asbestos team, while also working on road traffic and work-related accidents as well.

Paul Corrin

Senior asbestos disease solicitor
Leeds

Paul is a highly experienced senior personal injury lawyer, specialising in all asbestos related disease claims for trade union clients across Yorkshire and Humberside.

Helen Templeton

Asbestos Disease Lawyer
Liverpool

Helen Templeton is an experienced asbestos disease lawyer based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office and covering the north west of England.

Rachel Leach

Solicitor
Liverpool

Asbestos disease specialist Rachel is based out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool branch and covers cases across the north west.

Paula Wrigley

Asbestos Solicitor
Liverpool

Personal injury solicitor Paula is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Asbestos Disease Team and handles cases across the North West.

Jane Martin

Senior Solicitor
Manchester

Jane acts solely for Thompsons’ Solicitors trade union clients across the North West who have been afflicted by asbestos related conditions. A highly experienced industrial disease senior solicitor of more than 25 years, Jane works out of the firm’s Manchester office.

Madeleine Pinschof

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor and National Mesh litigation co-ordinator
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 Practice Lead for Clinical Negligence
Birmingham

Linda Millband has more than 20 years’ experience winning significant sums of compensation for individuals and families who have been affected by medical negligence. Learn more about Linda.

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 Medical Negligence Solicitor
Birmingham

Tony is a senior medical negligence solicitor who supports union members across the Midlands and eastern England

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.

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

Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Click to read more about medical negligence specialist, Maya Patel

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 Medical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Rosalyn is an experienced medical negligence solicitor, based in Thompsons' Manchester office, who has helped clients across the North West with compensation claims.

Laura Laffey

Medical Negligence Solicitor
Newcastle

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

Martin Singh

Medical negligence and product liability senior solicitor
Birmingham

With more than 30 years' legal experience, Martin plays a crucial role in leading Thompsons Solicitors' product liability team. He is based in the firm's Birmingham office and coversthe whole of the country.

Gemma Mitten

Medical Negligence Lawyer
London and South East

Gemma has more than a decade of experience supporting clients in London and south east England with claims for surgical errors, orthopaedic injuries and poor healthcare.

Alexandra Scott

Medical Negligence Solicitor
London

Based in Thompsons' Central London office, Alexandra supports clients in a variety of medical negligence compensation claims.

Jessica Watson

Medical negligence specialist
Bristol

With years' of experience in medical negligence claims, Jessica supports clients with claims involving gynaecology, pelvic floor issues and mesh surgery.

Emma McNichol

Litigation Assistant
Newcastle

Emma runs serious injury cases from our Newcastle office

Fiona Belgian

Medical negligence and serious injury solicitor
Newcastle

Fiona is one of the firm's most experienced medical negligence solicitors.

Sukhdev Gill

Medical Negligence Solicitor
Birmingham

Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with medical negligence claims.

Sonia Fu

Serious Injury and Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Bristol

Sonia is a medical negligence specialist who deals with a wide variety of cases from our Bristol office.

Sanah Iqbal

Medical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Sanah is a medical negligence solicitor covering cases across the north west of England and is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office.

Clare Jones

Senior Medical Negligence Lawyer
Manchester

Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, Clare Jones is a highly regarded senior lawyer who supervises other lawyers in the clinical negligence department and takes some of the most complex and high value cases herself.

Sarah Hartley

Clinical Negligence Lawyer
Manchester

Sarah Hartley is a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ medical negligence team based in the firm’s Manchester office and representing clients from north western England.

Beverly Theato

Senior Executive
Manchester

Beverley is senior executive and a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ Medical Negligence Team.

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 Voss is a highly regarded asbestos disease solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office, where she is in charge of a team of specialist lawyers dealing with complex industrial disease litigation. .

David Mole

Senior 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.

Ian Cross

Senior Supervisor and Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Bristol

Qualifying as a solicitor in 1990, Ian Cross has built a reputation as an experienced industrial disease solicitor in the south west.

Angela Collins

Senior industrial disease lawyer
Newcastle

Angela uses her years' of experience to support clients across Newcastle, the North East, and Cumbria, with industrial disease compensation claims.

Kirsty Lambourne

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Cardiff

Kirsty has responsibility for industrial disease cases handled in Cardiff and the South West.

Nicola Waugh

Solicitor
Newcastle

Nicola Waugh is an industrial disease and accident specialist working on cases across the North East of England

Kelly Varty

Specialist Industrial Disease Lawyer
Newcastle

Kelly is a senior member of the industrial disease team in Newcastle and covers cases across the North East.

Vinnay Bhandari

Litigation executive
Newcastle

Vinnay Bhandari works from Thompsons’ Newcastle office and handles industrial disease cases across the North East and Cumbria.

Frederick Gallucci

Litigation assistant
Leeds

Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds centre, Frederick Gallucci is a member of the firm’s industrial disease unit.

Philip Haigh

Senior Industrial Disease Lawyer
Leeds

Philip Haigh is based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office and has worked for solicitors in personal injury and industrial disease litigation since 1988.

Keely Goldup

Legal executive
Leeds

Legal executive Keely is a member of Thompsons Solicitors’ Industrial Disease Team and works from the firm’s Leeds branch covering cases across Yorkshire and Humberside.

Wendy Schofield

Litigation Assistant
Manchester

Wendy is a valued member of the Thompsons’ Solicitors personal injury team working for trade union clients, based in the firm’s Manchester office, covering the North West.

Tristram Sterry

Accident at Work and Personal Injury Solicitor
Leeds

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.

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 is a highly experienced senior supervisor of the Thompsons’ Solicitors industrial disease team based in the firm’s Manchester office, covering the North West.

John Gray

Senior Solicitor
Newcastle

John Gray is a highly respected senior member of the personal injury and accidents at work teams

John Gibson

Solicitor
Leeds

John is based in the Leeds office and represents clients who have suffered a wide array of injuries, including those involving accidents at work and road traffic accidents.

Darren Tomlinson

Accidents at Work Solicitor
Leeds

Darren Tomlinson is a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ accident at works team based in Leeds and covering Yorkshire and Humberside. His particular specialism involves clients who have been assaulted during the course of their work.

John Oultram

Accidents at Work Lawyer
Manchester

John Oultram is a highly experience solicitor based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office.

Sean Conway

Criminal Law Solicitor
Leeds

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

Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre and covering the North West, Gemma Zakrzewski specialises in defending clients who have been accused of committing criminal offences.

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.

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.

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 Game

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.

Joel Smith

Senior employment rights solicitor
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 Seery is a highly experienced senior employment rights solicitor who is in charge of professional support for more than 100 colleagues in her specialism throughout Thompsons Solicitors’ 12 offices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Matthew Pull

Supervisor and senior employment rights solicitor
Manchester

Matthew leads a highly successful team of employment rights lawyers in Thompsons’ Solicitors Manchester office, covering Cumbria, East and West Midlands, the North West and Wales.

Charlotte Moore

Senior Supervisor - Employment Rights
London

In addition to managing and supervising a team of lawyers in Thompsons' London 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 and Birmingham

Kate has significant experience dealing with claims regarding disciplinary and grievances, TUPE, discrimination and contractual disputes.

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 - Employment Rights Team
London

Roger leads a team of employment lawyers acting exclusively for claimants and their unions across the south and east 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.

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.

Balbir Bird

Employment Law Solicitor
Birmingham

With more than 23 years' legal experience, Balbir is proud to represent trade union members in a range of employment rights claims.

Carl Harrington

Employment Rights Solicitor
London

With 12 years' experience, Carl has helped many trade union members secure compensation in a number of employment rights claims, including unfair dismissals and all types of discrimination.

Natalie Hunt

Employment Law Specialist
Plymouth

Natalie is an employment law specialist and member of the Plymouth-based National Settlement Agreement Unit (SAU).

Emilie Blackman

National Settlement Agreement Unit Manager
Plymouth

Emilie is a team manager at the National Settlement Agreement Unit in Plymouth.

Anna Zdanowska

Employment law specialist
Plymouth

Anna is an employment law specialist based at Thompsons Solicitors' Plymouth office.

Claire Horne

Employment law senior executive
Nottingham

Claire has experience in supporting clients with a number of employment claims, including multi-action discrimination and TUPE claims.

Neil Guss

Employment Law specialist
Newcastle

Neil supervises both the North East's Employment Rights Team and Equal Pay Team for Thompsons Solicitors

Ranjit O’Mahony

Employment law Solicitor
Newcastle

Employment law solicitor Ranjit is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle office and handles cases across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East

Simon Taylor

Employment law solicitor
Newcastle

Simon works with trade union members on employment law and tribunal claims.

Rowena Griffith

Assistant Executive
Newcastle

Rowena has recovered millions of pounds for our clients as part of the employment rights team

Tom Devlin

Solicitor
Newcastle

Tom covers employment rights cases across the North East and Yorkshire

Kiran Habib

Employment Rights Solicitor
Leeds

Kiran advises trade union clients on all types of employment matters claims from Thompsons' Leeds office.

Ben Diaz

Solicitor
Liverpool

Employment rights solicitor Ben is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Employment Matters Team and covers cases across the north west of England.

Ben Stredder

Thompsons Solicitor
North West and North Wales

Employment law specialist Ben is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office and handles cases across the north west of England and north Wales.

Keith Brand

Thompsons Solicitor
Liverpool

Keith is a solicitor in Thompsons’ Solicitors Liverpool-based employment matters team, working for trade union members across the north west.

Craig Peel

Employment Lawyer
Liverpool

Craig Peel is a highly skilled employment lawyer working exclusively for trade union members in the North West of England and based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.

Neil Todd

Partner and solicitor specialising in trade union law
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 one of Thompsons Solicitors’ go-to experts 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 Solicitor
Manchester

Clare is a professional misconduct and criminal law solicitor and covers cases across the UK.

James Wilkinson

Litigation Assistant, Professional Misconduct Team
Manchester

James Wilkinson is a litigation assistant in the professional misconduct team based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, covering Wales and the north west of England.

Peter Kettleborough

Head of Information Technology and Business Process
Leeds

A highly-skilled IT professional, Peter is responsible for developing and maintaining Thompsons Solicitors’ IT systems and business process, to ensure the smooth running of business operations across the firm. Learn more about Peter by visiting his profile.