Experts from national law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, have been independently recognised as leaders in the field of employment and trade union law by Chambers and Partners.

The employment rights team at Thompsons’ London headquarters have been described as “claimant trade union lawyers who really care…and really know trade union law” by the leading legal directory, which annually ranks the best individual lawyers and law firm departments from across the globe, and is considered to be one of the most accurate and reliable sources of top quality lawyers and law firms.

Victoria Phillips, Thompsons’ head of employment rights - client relations, was named as an “eminent practitioner” in recognition of her significant track record of representing trade unions and their members in high-profile employment rights matters. Commended by sources in the guide as having “very strong tactical skills” and being an “excellent negotiator”, Victoria is also described as being “the person” to manage union matters of the utmost sensitivity.

"We are pleased that Chambers recognises the skill, commitment and expertise of our dedicated specialist lawyers across the country. Thompsons is proud to fight for justice and to stand up for working people and those who suffer injury or industrial disease."

Stephen Cavalier
Chief Executive

She is joined in the guide by colleague Rakesh Patel, Thompsons’ head of employment rights - strategy who is singled out as a “notable practitioner”, recognised for his ability to represent clients on complex employment cases involving discrimination or unlawful practice.

Chief executive of Thompsons Solicitors, Stephen Cavalier, said: “Thompsons is proud to fight for justice and to stand up for working people and those who suffer injury or industrial disease. We are committed to fighting their corner, delivering the best quality legal service and making sure that they secure their rights.

“We are pleased that Chambers recognises the skill, commitment and expertise of our dedicated specialist lawyers across the country.”