Our dedicated teams are firmly focused on fighting for the injured or mistreated party, and will never act for insurance companies or employers. Visit their profiles to learn more about their specialisms, accreditations and the trade union members they have supported.
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 oversees all arrangements between Thompsons and its union clients.
Michelle plays a vital role in the strategic management and direction of the firm.
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 is a branch manager for the firm’s North West offices. Click to learn more about her legal experience and responsibilities at Thompsons’.
Richard is an experienced solicitor specialising in claims arising from accidents at work and road traffic collisions.
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 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 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 has a wealth of experience in managing and winning personal injury claims resulting from accidents at work for clients in Yorkshire.
Katie is personal injury solicitor specialising in cases of accidents at work, those involving children at school, animal attacks and industrial disease claims.
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.
A highly experienced accidents abroad solicitor, Martyn manages claims that have arisen as a result of accidents or illness overseas.
Sarah is highly experienced in dealing with sensitive and serious foreign jurisdiction claims and personal injury cases involving a foreign element.
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 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
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.
Lisa represents clients from across South West England in cases involving serious injuries such as brain and spinal injuries.
Paul has many years' experience helping clients who have suffered a serious injury including spinal and brain injuries, amputations and burns.
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 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'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.
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 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'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 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 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 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 is an experienced serious injury solicitor and has helped hundreds of people get their life back on track after suffering a serious injury.
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'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 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 is an experienced solicitor helping people across South East England receive large sums of compensation and rehabilitative support following a serious injury.
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.
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 is an experienced serious injury solicitor with more than 13 years’ experience helping trade union clients secure compensation after suffering an injury or illness.
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 is an experienced asbestos solicitor who acts swiftly to ensure her clients with an asbestos-related disease receive the maximum amount of compensation.
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 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 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 has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos cases involving pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer.
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 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 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 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 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 is based in Thompsons' Cardiff office and has helped hundreds of people to get compensation and support following an asbestos disease diagnosis.
Using his determination and legal skill, Andrew has successfully recovered large sums of compensation for his mesothelioma clients within their lifetime.
Lorna is a specialist asbestos solicitor experienced in cases involving asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Heather Ruddick is a specialist asbestos disease solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office. Click to learn more about Heather and her asbestos case experience.
Click to learn more about Alison Barnard, one of Thompsons Solicitors’ compassionate and expert asbestos disease solicitors.
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 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 has experience in managing claims involving prescription errors, unnecessary minor surgeries and the delay in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries.
As a senior medical negligence solicitor, Tony strives to assist those who have fallen victim to the negligence of another.
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 has over 20 years' experience of helping individuals and families who have fallen victim to medical negligence receive financial and rehabilitative support.
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 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 acts as a first point of contact for clients with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
Clair uses her significant medical negligence litigation experience to ensure her clients receive the highest level of compensation in the shortest possible time.
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 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 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.
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 acts as the first port of call for people with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
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 is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.
Navinder is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Birmingham office.
Rosalyn is a senior solicitor and member of the clinical negligence team.
Laura is a medical negligence solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.
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 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.
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 has over 20 years' experience helping those with industrial diseases, such as occupational asthma and vibration white finger, get compensation for their suffering.
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 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 is known for his sympathetic and understanding manner when dealing with sensitive cases such as those involving mesothelioma, the fatal asbestos-related cancer.
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 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.
With almost 25 years legal experience, Anna has helped hundreds of people secure compensation in a number of industrial disease claims.
Yvonne deals with a variety of accident at work claims from slips, trips and falls to manual handling injuries.
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 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 is an experienced solicitor with a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation for her injured clients and their families.
Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with accident at work claims.
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 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 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'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.
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.
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 ensures clients who face criminal charges or allegations of professional misconduct receive the very best legal advice and representation.
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.
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 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 takes pride in managing a team of lawyers who undertake employment law cases on behalf of a number of unions and their members.
Paul specialises in all areas of employment law and regularly represents members of some of the UK's biggest trade unions.
London and South East England
Caroline is a highly experienced legal professional overseeing the equal pay teams based in Thompsons' branches nationwide.
Emma is a senior employment lawyer providing legal advice and representation to private and union clients on all aspects of employment law.
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 is an experienced lawyer with an impressive track record in settling multiple high-value claims for trade union clients.
Paul is experienced in all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination in the workplace and breach of contract.
Jo is responsible for providing professional development training for Thompsons' employment rights lawyers based across the UK.
Bruce has significant experience dealing with a range of employment law claims on behalf of trade unions and their members.
Matthew leads a team comprising lawyers, legal executives and litigation assistants in claims on behalf of union members against local authority and NHS employers.
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 is experienced in many aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination at work and contractual claims.
Kate has significant experience dealing with claims arising from disability, sex, race and equal pay discrimination.
George is experienced in a variety of employment rights cases and regularly delivers talks and training on employment law to clients.
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.
At Thompsons, Roger leads a team of employment lawyers acting exclusively for claimants and their unions across the south of England.
Julie provides advice and reputation on a number of employment rights matters including unfair dismissals, redundancy and wages claims and discrimination claims.
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 helps trade union clients in a range of employment claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract.
Kate has been involved in a number of significant employment rights cases over the course of her legal career.
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 is a specialist solicitor with particular expertise in advising trade unions on industrial action and collective rights issues.
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 has exceptional experience securing justice for trade union members and has successfully lead Thompsons Solicitors’ Trade Union Law Group for many years.
Richard is head of the Thompsons' Trade Union Law Group which provides specialist advice and representation on all areas of trade union law.
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.
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.
Midlands, South England and Wales
Jonathan has a considerable amount of experience representing workers in professional misconduct cases.
North East, Yorkshire
Harjinder specialises in representing union members within the health sector in cases of professional misconduct.
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 represents clients from a number of working backgrounds in cases involving criminal accusations and professional misconduct matters.
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.
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.