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Trade Union Law Group

The Thompsons Trade Union Law Group brings together a highly specialist team offering a unique service to UK trade unions.

The Group was established in 2008 as a dedicated resource for trade unions in respect of institutional trade union law, Certification Officer cases, TULRCA compliance matters, collective labour law and other areas of law requiring specialist trade union expertise.

The Trade Union Law Group is made up of specialist solicitors working at both a national and regional level. Together, they provide high level advice and representation in diverse areas of trade union law including industrial action, balloting, recognition, elections, trade union governance and rule book issues.

The group also acts as a specialist resource for union clients on collective employment law including TUPE transfers and consultation.

Praise from the Legal 500

"The employment team's technical ability on the law and consideration of the crossover into industrial relations is second to none."

Neil Todd, senior case handler at Thompsons Solicitors' Manchester office.

Neil Todd

Partner and solicitor specialising in trade union law
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Rachel Halliday, senior case handler at Thompsons Solicitors in Manchester, wearing a suit jacket and red shirt.

Rachel Halliday

Senior Case Handler
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Iain Birrell

Partner and practice lead of the trade union law group
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Richard Arthur, national coordinator for trade union strategy at Thompsons Solicitors in Bristol.

Richard Arthur

National Coordinator for Trade Union Strategy
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Bernie Wentworth, employment and trade union law unit manager at Thompsons Solicitors in Liverpool and Manchester.

Bernie Wentworth

Employment and Trade Union Law Unit Manager
Liverpool and Manchester
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