Governance and Regulation
Thompsons Solicitors is a trading name of Thompsons Solicitors LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales. We are an independent law firm, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In this section, you can find out more about our structure, governance and regulation.
The role and purpose of the Thompsons Supervisory Board is set out in our partnership (“LLP”) deed – the firm’s governing document and constitution.
The responsibility of the Supervisory Board encompasses four broad areas.
- Policy (‘establishment and review of business strategy’)
- Supervision (‘to supervise the management of the business’)
- Finance (capital, audit, accounts, protecting assets)
- Membership (elections, retirements, redundancies, discipline).
It is the responsibility of all members of the Supervisory Board to ensure that they play a full part and that collectively, the Board fulfils all of these roles to the best effect.
Our Supervisory Board is composed in the following way.
- Chair - currently Lord John Monks
- The Executive Board (Chief Executive, Union & Client Director, People, Finance & Infrastructure Director, Operations Director)
- Non-Executive Directors - currently Lord John Monks and Baroness Dawn Primarolo
- Three Elected Equity Members
- One Elected Fixed Share Member
The Chief Executive and Executive Board members are Supervisory Board members by virtue of their roles within the firm.
Elected members are Board members for a period of two years after which they may stand for re-election. Two Elected Members’ positions on the Board are elected annually.
Non-Executive Directors are engaged on fixed-term contracts.
SOLICITORS REGULATION AUTHORITY
Important information about using the Thompsons website and regulatory information
The information on this page is required by the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.
Thompsons Solicitors is a trading name of Thompsons Solicitors LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC356468) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The word “partner” used in relation to Thompsons Solicitors refers to a member of Thompsons Solicitors LLP. A list of members of the LLP is available for inspection at each office.
We are authorised and regulated by:
The professional rules governing Thompsons Solicitors can be found on the SRA website.
Thompsons is committed to equality of opportunity and all our services are available equally regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief, insofar as users are trade union members and their dependants, or are the victims of injury.
Read our Terms and Conditions.
While every effort is made to ensure that the information on these pages is accurate and up-to-date, it should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the Law and Thompsons Solicitors cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies and their consequences. The information contained on this site is not a substitute for legal advice and only applies in England and Wales. If you do have a legal problem, you should talk to a lawyer or adviser before making a decision about what to do. If you wish to make comments on the content of this website, these should be emailed in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are seeking information on an aspect of Scottish Law or a legal problem that occurred in Scotland, please visit the Thompsons Scotland website. If you are seeking information on an aspect of Northern Ireland Law, or a legal problem that occurred in Northern Ireland, please visit the Thompsons NI website.
Please note that these email addresses cannot be used to contact individual solicitors, obtain legal advice or register claims. If you are a trade union member then ask your union rep for information about your union's legal services. Thompsons does not deal with, or provide legal advice in respect of individual cases by email, and does not enter into correspondence by email that relates to individual cases.
If your claim has to be pursued outside the Courts of England and Wales, different costs and rules may apply. Each case will be reviewed on its own merits and appropriate advice will be provided before any costs are incurred.
Thompsons Solicitors offices in England and Wales carry professional indemnity insurance with W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe) Limited of 40 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7AW. The policy number is B080124634P15.
Thompsons Solicitors LLP is registered for V.A.T. purposes with V.A.T. Registration Number 227 857 923
Financial Services & Markets Act 2000
The firm is not authorised under the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000. We are however included on the register maintained by the Financial Services Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for redress if something goes wrong, is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If you have any problems with the service we have provided for you (or about the bill) then please let us know. We will try to resolve any problem quickly and operate an internal complaints handling procedure to help us to do this. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman at P.O. Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ to consider the complaint. Normally you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving the final written response from us about your complaint.
Although the email addresses on this site cannot be used to contact individual solicitors or to obtain legal advice, any personal details that you may send us via any of these addresses will be treated as confidential by Thompsons and, if they are kept on file, will be covered by the provisions of the Data Protection Act. However, as the security of information sent by email cannot be guaranteed, we recommend that you do not send us any unsolicited information of a confidential or sensitive nature by email.