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Prospect and Bectu

We work with Prospect and Bectu to offer their 150,000 members, and their families, a package of comprehensive legal services included as part of their membership.

The union’s members work in a number of different areas including; aviation, agriculture, broadcasting, entertainment and media, defence, education, energy, environment, heritage, industry, scientific research and telecommunications. With the support of Thompsons, and their union, members can carry out their jobs safe in the knowledge they are protected if they are injured or mistreated in the workplace.

Unlike high street firms, we only ever act for the injured or mistreated worker and never for employers or their insurers. Also, unlike many other firms, you can rest assured that by bringing your claim through the union’s solicitors you will always retain 100 per cent of your damages payments.

Legal cover for Prospect and Bectu members

Thompsons Solicitors provides legal services for Prospect and Bectu members for:

  • Personal injury advice and representation for injuries or illness arising in work or out of work, including injury from faulty equipment, slips, road traffic accidents or occupational diseases
  • A free telephone advice service providing initial advice on any non-employment legal issues or queries
  • Advice on clinical negligence cases (with special terms if there is a viable claim)
  • Free or discounted wills.

Most non work-related benefits, including the personal injury scheme and the telephone advice service, are also available to the member’s partner, spouse or any of their children aged under 19.

How to access help

The above services are all provided directly by Thompsons Solicitors. Members should call on 0800 587 1278. 

The advice line is open on Monday from 9am-7pm and on Tuesday to Friday from 9am-6pm.

Rights at work

For advice on workplace issues and employment, members should contact the union directly. Prospect members can call the Member Contact Centre on 0300 600 1878 and Bectu members can call 020 7346 0900.

For more detail on the union’s legal services, including what is offered, who is eligible, and how to access advice, see the Prospect and Bectu Guide to Legal Advice.