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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 clients they have supported.

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Stephen Cavalier

Chief Executive
London

Stephen is the chief executive of Thompsons Solicitors and has led its team of specialist personal injury and employment rights solicitors for over a decade. Click to learn more about Stephen.

Doug Christie

Union And Client Director and Member of Executive Board
London

Doug qualified as a personal injury solicitor with Thompsons Solicitors in 1990 and has since progressed to his role as union and client director with the firm, dedicating his working life to the trade union and labour movement in the process.

Michelle Cronin

Director of People, Finance and Infrastructure
Cardiff

Michelle plays a vital role in the strategic management and direction of the firm.

Clare Mellor

Operations Director
London

Over the past 20 years, Clare has progressed from a personal injury specialist at Thompsons Solicitors to the firm’s operational director and executive board member. Learn more about her role and responsibilities here.

Janet Finney

Branch Manager
Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast

In her role as branch manager, Janet is responsible for leading Thompsons’ teams of lawyers based in Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast, and helping build its reputation as a firm that cares about workers and their rights.

Richard Johnson

Personal Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Richard is an experienced solicitor specialising in claims arising from accidents at work and road traffic collisions.

Catherine Cladingbowl

Branch Manager and Personal Injury Solicitor
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 Christie

Personal Injury Solicitor
London

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 Robinson

Senior serious injury solicitor and national professional support lawyer for personal injury
Newcastle

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 Harvey

Senior Personal Injury Solicitor
Leeds

Natalie has a wealth of experience in managing and winning personal injury claims resulting from accidents at work for clients in Yorkshire.

Gerard Stilliard

Head of personal injury strategy
London

Gerard heads up Thompsons Solicitors’ skilled team of personal injury lawyers who are based in offices across the UK. Click to learn more about Gerard’s legal background and case experience.

Martyn Gwyther

Head of Overseas Accident Claims at Thompsons Solicitors
Manchester

Martyn is the national head of Thompsons' cross-border claims department, managing claims that have arisen as a result of illness or accidents overseas.

Sarah Gardner

Senior Foreign Jurisdiction Solicitor
Manchester

Sarah is highly experienced in dealing with sensitive and serious foreign jurisdiction claims and personal injury cases involving a foreign element.

Nicholas Seymour

Personal Injury Solicitor
Bristol

Nicholas is a knowledgeable senior solicitor who uses his skill and legal experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation for his clients.

Northern Ireland Team

Your trusted legal service in Northern Ireland

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.

Lindsey Allen

Senior Member of the Personal Injury Team
Birmingham

Lindsey is a skilled senior member of our personal injury team, with extensive experience in dealing with brain injury claims, industrial disease claims and more.

Steve Fitzwalter

Personal injury solicitor specialising in asbestos related disease
Midlands

Steve is an exceptionally experienced personal injury solicitor with more than 24 years’ experience under his belt. Learn more about his legal career history here.

Lisa Gormley

Senior Asbestos Lawyer
Liverpool

Lisa is a skilled personal injury lawyer with more than seven years’ experience specialising in asbestos disease claims for Thompsons’ clients from the firm’s Liverpool office.

Louise Larkin

Senior Asbestos lawyer, Personal Injury Team
Liverpool

Louise is a highly established legal professional with successful track record in securing maximum compensation for those who have developed an asbestos-related disease claim.

John Mullen

Manager of the personal injury team in the Midlands
Birmingham

John plays an important role in the management of Thompsons' highly professional and skilled personal injury unit covering the East and West Midlands.

Richard Cartwright

Partner and Manager of the National Litigation Unit
Stoke-on-Trent

Richard heads up the National Litigation Unit and is a personal injury and industrial disease solicitor, with 20 years’ experience in pursuing claims for fatal accidents, accidents at work and industrial disease.

Elizabeth Ford

Manager of the personal injury unit in the Midlands
Birmingham, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent

Elizabeth plays a crucial role in managing the personal injury unit, spread between Birmingham, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent, taking on cases involving serious injury and disease.

Warinder Juss

Senior personal injury lawyer and Thompsons' Associate
Birmingham

Warinder has over 26 years' experience working on a range of legal cases, including family, criminal and employment law. He supervises Thompsons' work-related stress team in the Birmingham office.

Alison Fahy

Supervisor of the multi-track accident team
Birmingham

Based in Thompsons Solicitors' Birmingham office, Alison Fahy is the supervisor of the multi-track accident team, dealing with claims expected to be in excess of £25,000.

Tony Scott

Personal Injury Team Senior Supervisor
Newcastle

Tony has many years experience dealing personal injury claims for workers from a number of professions including NHS staff, construction workers and rail workers.

Caroline Hall

Solicitor specialising in personal injury
Newcastle

Caroline is experienced in supporting clients with road accident compensation claims, as well as claims for accidents and work and assaults.

Louise Atkinson

Personal injury and accident executive
Newcastle

Personal injury and accident executive Louise is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle office, covering cases across the north east of England.

Ellen Hunter

Lawyer specialising in personal injury
Newcastle

Ellen has 18 years of experience taking on personal injury and accident at work claims.

Lisa Gunner

Serious Injury Solicitor and Unit Manager, South Wales and South West
South West and South Wales

Lisa represents clients from across South West England and South Wales in cases involving serious injuries such as brain and spinal injuries as well as medical negligence claims.

Karl De-Loyde

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Karl is a highly experienced solicitor that supervises the serious injury teams in Nottingham and Birmingham. Karl has represented clients who have sustained very serious injuries.

Laura Harper

Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

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 Shakespeare

Serious Injury Solicitor
Sheffield

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.

Matthew Tollitt

Head of Serious Injury Team in the North West
North West England, North Wales

With more than 30 years’ experience, Matthew is an established legal professional who goes above and beyond for his clients, many of whom have suffered life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

Allison Fitchett

Serious Injury Solicitor
Nottingham

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.

Nicky Jackson

Serious Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

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 Welsh

Serious Injury Compensation Solicitor
Cardiff

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 Christodoulidou

Serious Injury Solicitor
London

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 Wilson

National Lead Lawyer for Serious Injury Claims
Leeds

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 Wetton

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Manchester

Imogen is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in high-value and complex cases involving serious injury. Imogen represents both adults and children and has a reputation for securing the highest possible settlement in the quickest possible time.

Henrietta Phillips

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
London

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 Singh

Senior serious injury lawyer
South East England, London

Learn more about Kam, one of Thompsons’ expert senior serious injury lawyers, who has helped clients from across London and the South East to secure compensation after suffering a serious injury.

Miriam Roka

Serious Injury and Medical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

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.

Nicola Saunders

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Lawyer
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 Kingscote

Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

Using her 13 years’ legal experience, Victoria prides herself on providing her clients with a supportive and high-quality legal representation. Learn more about Victoria here.

David Gauler

Serious Injury Solicitor
Birmingham

David is a Birmingham-based serious injury lawyer with specialisms in supporting people affected by life-changing injuries.

Katie Williams

Senior Serious Injury Solicitor
Liverpool

Katie is serious injury solicitor specialising in cases of accidents at work, those involving children at school, animal attacks and industrial disease claims.

Phil Liptrot

Senior supervisor of the north-west region multi-track accident team
Manchester

Phil uses his years of legal experience to secure high-value settlements for people in the north west who have suffered amputation injuries, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain conditions as well as families affected as a result of fatal accidents.

Jacquie Owen

Client Support Consultant
Birmingham

Jacquie works on behalf of Thompsons Solicitors to support clients and their families with a variety of different injuries and support needs.

Monique Medd

Serious Injury Solicitor
Nottingham

Monique is a Serious Injury solicitor based in Thompsons’ Nottingham office. She works with clients who have had very serious, often life-changing, injuries including brain injuries, amputations and multiple orthopaedic injuries.

Michelle Reid-Mitchell

Chartered Legal Executive
Newcastle

Michelle is a serious injury solicitor with over 30 years legal experience.

Trevor Hall

Solicitor
Newcastle

Trevor joined Thompsons Solicitors in 2007 and works on serious injury cases across the UK

Amanda Jones

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Cardiff

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 Tomlin

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Leeds

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 Fisher

Specialist Asbestos Lawyer
Birmingham

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.

Reuben Greenwood

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Nottingham

Reuben has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos cases involving pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer.

Neil Baines

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Nottingham

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 Hood

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Newcastle and Leeds

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

National Head of Asbestos Litigation and Member of Supervisory Board
Newcastle

Ian McFall is the head of Thompsons' asbestos litigation team, and member of Thompsons' supervisory board, with over 30 years' experience helping individuals and families who have been affected by asbestos-related diseases.

Helen Jones

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
Newcastle

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 Connelly

Specialist Asbestos Lawyer
Newcastle

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.

Andrew Venn

Senior Asbestos Disease Solicitor and National Practice Lead
Newcastle

Using his determination and legal skill, Andrew has successfully recovered large sums of compensation for his mesothelioma clients within their lifetime.

Lorna Webster

Specialist Asbestos Solicitor
London

Lorna is a specialist asbestos solicitor experienced in cases involving asbestosis, pleural thickening, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Heather Ruddick

Asbestos Disease Solicitor
Newcastle

Heather Ruddick is a specialist asbestos disease solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office. Click to learn more about Heather and her asbestos case experience.

Michelle Stewart

Asbestos disease chartered legal executive
Newcastle

Michelle is part of the experienced asbestos disease team in Newcastle, supporting clients across the area in claims for diseases such as pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestosis.

Madeleine Pinschof

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor
Bristol

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

National Practice Lead for Clinical Negligence
Birmingham

Linda has an impressive successful track record in winning high-value medical negligence claims for individuals and families who have been affected by medical negligence. These include spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries and misdiagnosed or delayed conditions.

Sophia Huynh

Chartered Clinical Negligence Legal Executive
Nottingham

Sophia has experience in managing claims involving prescription errors, unnecessary minor surgeries and the delay in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries.

Tony Mikhael

Senior Clinical Negligence Lawyer
Birmingham

As a senior medical negligence solicitor, Tony strives to assist those who have fallen victim to the negligence of another

Cathryn Davies

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Cardiff

Cathryn has over 20 years' experience of helping individuals and families who have fallen victim to medical negligence receive financial and rehabilitative support.

Corrina Mottram

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor
London

For more than 20 years’, Corrina has helped clients across the South East secure significant compensation in medical negligence claims and serious injury claims. Find out more about how she can help you by visiting her profile.

Gemma Hindley

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

Gemma acts as a first point of contact for clients with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.

Clair Wilson

Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Newcastle

Clair uses her significant medical negligence litigation experience to ensure her clients receive the highest level of compensation in the shortest possible time.

Gwen Kirby-Dent

Senior Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Injury Solicitor
London

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 Seymour

Clinical Negligence Solicitor
London

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 Hemsley

National Head of the Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Team
London

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.

Jyothi Parekh

Medical Negligence Solicitor
London

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 Macfarlane

Medical Negligence Litigation Assistant
London

Georgina acts as the first port of call for people with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.

Maya Patel

Clinical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

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 Lamb

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
Newcastle

Judith is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.

Navinder Nijjar

Clinical Negligence Litigation Assistant
Birmingham

Navinder is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Birmingham office.

Rosalyn Steeple

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor
Manchester

Rosalyn is a senior solicitor and member of the clinical negligence team in Manchester.

Laura Laffey

Medical Negligence Solicitor
Newcastle

Laura is a medical negligence solicitor based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.

Martin Singh

Medical negligence and product liability senior solicitor
Birmingham

Martin leads Thompsons Solicitors' product liability team and is experienced in medical negligence claims. He works at the firm's Birmingham office.

Kimberley Donaldson

Medical negligence lawyer
Birmingham

Kimberley has experience in a number of specialisms including employment law and personal injury, working in Thompsons' Birmingham office, in a team led by Linda Milliband.

Andrew Yaw

Medical negligence lawyer
Manchester

Based in Thompsons' Manchester office, Andrew has 16 years' experience in supporting client with medical negligence claims.

Allison Mohan

Clinical negligence lawyer
Manchester

Allison is an experience medical negligence solicitor based in Thompsons' Manchester office.

Gemma Mitten

Clinical Negligence Lawyer
London

Gemma is an experienced medical negligence lawyer, supporting clients in cases involving surgical mistakes, care deficiencies and orthopaedic injuries.

Alexandra Scott

Clinical negligence solicitor
London

Alexandra specialises in medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and people injured as a result of mesh implants.

Jessica Watson

Medical negligence specialist
Bristol

Jessica supports clients in Bristol and further afield in claims for medical negligence, including those left in pain as a result of mesh implant surgery.

Emma McNichol

Lawyer
Newcastle

Emma McNichol forms part of Thompsons Solicitors team of specialist lawyers in Newcastle

Fiona Belgian

Clinical negligence and serious injury solicitor
Newcastle upon Tyne

Fiona is one of the firm's most experienced lawyers dealing with clinical negligence claims.

Anne Turley

Industrial Disease Solicitor
Nottingham

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 Sethu

Industrial Disease Solicitor
London

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 Voss

Senior Work Disease Solicitor
Leeds

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.

Jon Carlisle

Head of Industrial Disease
Manchester

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 Mole

Senior Industrial Disease Lawyer
Newcastle

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.

Anna Konzon

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
London

With almost 25 years legal experience, Anna has helped hundreds of people secure compensation in a number of industrial disease claims.

Michael Disken

Industrial disease solicitor
Leeds

Michael is a senior solicitor with decades of experience helping people get their life back on track after suffering an injury in their workplace.

Ian Cross

Industrial Disease Solicitor
Bristol

Ian works with clients across Bristol and the south west of England in claims for industrial disease, orthopaedic injury and consequential psychiatric injury.

Angela Collins

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Industrial Diseases Team
Newcastle

Angela manages industrial diseases cases and has years of experience supporting clients with personal injury compensation claims.

Simon Wood

Branch Manager
Newcastle, Leeds

Simon Wood is the experienced branch manager for Thompsons Solicitors' Newcastle and Leeds offices, leading more than 120 staff.

Kirsty Lambourne

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor
Cardiff

Kirsty has responsibility for supervising industrial disease claims throughout Wales and the South West.

Nicola Waugh

Solicitor
Newcastle

Nicola specialises in cases involving hearing loss, hand arm vibration and work related strain injuries

Tristram Sterry

Accident at Work Solicitor
Sheffield

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 Sayers

Accident at Work Lawyer
Sheffield

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 Fleming

Senior Accident at Work Solicitor
Oxford

Sharon is an experienced solicitor with a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation for her injured clients and their families.

Sukhdev Gill

Accident at Work Solicitor
Nottingham

Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with accident at work claims.

Phil Kyte

Senior Workplace Accident Solicitor
Leeds

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 Farrell

Accident at Work Lawyer
Manchester

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.

Martin Peirson

Personal and Workplace Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

Martin is an experienced solicitor based in Thompsons' Newcastle office, specialising in personal injury, workplace injury and road traffic accident cases.

John Gray

Senior Personal Injury Solicitor
Newcastle

John works from the Newcastle office on a wide range of high value personal injury and accident at work cases.

Peter Kettleborough

Head of Information Technology and Business Process
Leeds

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.