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.
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 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 plays a vital role in the strategic management and direction of the firm.
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.
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.
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.
Nicola is the branch manager of our Leeds office, and has been working with Thompsons since 1999.
Richard is an experienced solicitor specialising in claims arising from accidents at work and road traffic collisions.
South West and Wales
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 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.
Natalie heads up Thompsons' National Fast Track Centre from our office in Sheffield.
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 is the national head of Thompsons' cross-border claims department, managing claims that have arisen as a result of illness or accidents overseas.
Sarah is highly experienced in dealing with sensitive and serious foreign jurisdiction claims and personal injury cases involving a foreign element.
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
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 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 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 is an expert in asbestos-related disease claims and is wholly dedicated to securing justice for victims. With 20 years’ experience as an industrial disease lawyer, Lisa has dedicated the past nine years to representing clients in asbestos compensation claims from Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.
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 plays an important role in the management of Thompsons' highly professional and skilled personal injury unit covering the East and West Midlands.
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.
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 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.
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.
Caroline is experienced in supporting clients with road accident compensation claims, as well as claims for accidents and work and assaults.
Ellen has 18 years of experience taking on personal injury and accident at work claims.
Henrietta has extensive experience dealing with a variety of personal injury claims for both private and union clients, ranging from brain and spinal injuries to amputation and fatalities.
Imran is an experienced personal injury solicitor dealing with clients throughout Yorkshire and Humberside, working from our Leeds office.
Jane is a senior supervisor on the Personal Injury Team in Leeds and is a specialist in catastrophic and serious injury cases.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1995, Lois has exclusively represented claimants who have suffered a range of personal injuries.
Amanda works out of the firm’s Leeds office dealing with personal injury cases across Yorkshire and Humberside. Her expertise has been built up over 23 years working for the firm.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Gareth Carter specialises in personal injury cases where there is a foreign element involved. He is based in the Foreign Jurisdiction team.
Stephen Jewell is a member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury team based in Manchester with more than two decades of experience of successfully handling personal injury claims.
A Thompsons’ Solicitors specialist lawyer who handles cases involving claims against tour operators providing overseas package holidays, Michael is based in the firm’s Manchester office.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre and covering the North West, Gemma Zakrzewski specialises in defending clients who have been accused of committing criminal offences.
Jane is a highly experienced senior solicitor who manages the Sheffield-based litigation team covering personal injury claims for Thompsons’ Solicitors clients
A senior solicitor, working out of Thompsons’ Solicitors Leeds office, Joanne has more than 20 years’ experience of pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of clients across Yorkshire and Humberside.
Professional misconduct and criminal law solicitor Clare is based out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office.
An experienced and professional senior solicitor, Lindsey supervises the road traffic accident and personal injury teams of lawyers, working out of Thompsons’ Solicitors Sheffield office.
Personal injury solicitor Nick is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester branch and covers cases nationwide and abroad.
Carol Hamlet is a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury unit based in Manchester.
Neil is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Personal Injury Team and has 20 years experience in all areas of civil litigation. Based from Thompsons’ Manchester office and covering cases nationwide, Neil supervises other team members and handles a caseload of multi-track and serious injury claims involving cross border litigation.
Personal injury and industrial disease specialist Tim is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office and handles cases throughout Wales and the North West of England.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Matthew Corby supervises other personal injury lawyers and runs the most complex cases himself.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, Sam Nicholson is a supervisor in the firm’s personal injury department and runs industrial disease claims and other cases worth more than £25,000.
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.
A serious injury lawyer and partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Karl De-Loyde supervises colleagues in the firm’s highly professional serious injury team in Birmingham covering the whole of the Midlands.
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'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.
North West England, North Wales
A highly experienced lawyer, Matthew Tollitt operates from Thompsons’ centres in Liverpool and Manchester but travels widely throughout the north-west region and elsewhere.
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 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 is an experienced serious injury solicitor and has helped hundreds of people get their life back on track after suffering a serious injury.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 is a Birmingham-based serious injury lawyer with specialisms in supporting people affected by life-changing injuries.
Katie is serious injury solicitor specialising in cases of accidents at work, those involving children at school, animal attacks and industrial disease claims.
Personal injury specialist Phil is the national practice lead for Thompsons Solicitors’ Multi-track Accident Team (MAT) and the team’s senior supervisor in the north-west of England.
Jacquie works on behalf of Thompsons Solicitors to support clients and their families with a variety of different injuries and support needs.
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 is a serious injury solicitor with over 30 years legal experience.
Trevor joined Thompsons Solicitors in 2007 and works on serious injury cases across the UK
For more than 30 years, Janet has acted exclusively on behalf of injured parties and specialises in brain injury, amputation injury and chronic regional pain syndrome cases.
As part of Thompsons’ Serious Injury Team, Donna deals with claims involving employers liability, including accidents and assaults at work, public liability, such as slips, trips and falls, and road traffic accidents.
Chenai handles cases involving assaults, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents and accidents at work.
Liam Rose is the first point of contact for clients from all over England and Wales who have suffered a head injury.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Jon Grundy is a highly experienced lawyer specialising in serious injuries, many of which are life-changing.
Assistant executive Matthew is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Serious Injury Team and is based in Manchester.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Nicola Simmons is a highly respected senior solicitor dealing with serious injury claims of £25,000 and above.
Amy is a litigation assistant, working in the serious injury team at Thompsons Solicitors' Manchester office, handling road traffic accidents, accidents at work and in public places for clients across the North West.
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 is an experienced asbestos solicitor who acts swiftly to ensure her clients with an asbestos-related disease receive the maximum amount of compensation.
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 has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos cases involving pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer.
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.
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 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 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.
Using his determination and legal skill, Andrew has successfully recovered large sums of compensation for his mesothelioma clients within their lifetime.
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 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.
Tim is part of Thompsons' Asbestos Disease Team and brings nearly two decades of experience.
Rachel has over two decades worth of experience in asbestos and radiation disease claims
Jackie has been part of Thompsons' asbestos team for five years, working from the firm's London office.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds centre, Charlotte Barnett takes cases involving road accidents and accidents at work, as well as advising clients suffering from asbestos-related conditions.
Paul is a senior solicitor specialising solely in asbestos related disease cases across Yorkshire and Humberside
Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool centre, Helen Templeton is a highly regarded solicitor specialising in representing clients with serious diseases contracted through exposure to asbestos.
Rachel is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Asbestos Disease Team and covers cases across the north west of England.
Asbestos disease specialist Paula has 20 years experience as a personal injury solicitor and is based out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.
Jane is a highly experienced senior solicitor, specialising solely in asbestos disease claims for Thompsons’ Solicitors clients in the north west. Based in the firm’s Manchester office, Jane has been handling industrial disease cases for 25 years.
Madeleine specialises in a wide variety of medical negligence claims with particular expertise in those involving amputation, birth injuries and delayed cancer diagnoses.
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 has experience in managing claims involving prescription errors, unnecessary minor surgeries and the delay in diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries.
As a senior medical negligence solicitor, Tony strives to assist those who have fallen victim to the negligence of another
Cathryn has over 20 years' experience of helping individuals and families who have fallen victim to medical negligence receive financial and rehabilitative support.
Gemma acts as a first point of contact for clients with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
Clair uses her significant medical negligence litigation experience to ensure her clients receive the highest level of compensation in the shortest possible time.
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 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 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.
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 acts as the first port of call for people with the full spectrum of medical negligence claims.
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 is a clinical negligence litigation assistant based in Thompsons’ Newcastle office.
Rosalyn is a senior solicitor and member of the clinical negligence team in Manchester.
Martin leads Thompsons Solicitors' product liability team and is experienced in medical negligence claims. He works at the firm's Birmingham office.
Gemma is an experienced medical negligence lawyer, supporting clients in cases involving surgical mistakes, care deficiencies and orthopaedic injuries.
Alexandra specialises in medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and people injured as a result of mesh implants.
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 forms part of Thompsons Solicitors team of specialist lawyers in Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fiona is one of the firm's most experienced lawyers dealing with clinical negligence claims.
Sukhdev is a professional and approachable solicitor with a wealth of experience in dealing with clinical negligence claims.
Sonia is a medical negligence specialist with a varied caseload who covers cases across the south west of England.
Medical negligence solicitor Sanah works from Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester branch and handles cases across the north west.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, Clare Jones is a highly regarded senior lawyer who supervises colleagues in the clinical negligence department and takes some of the most complex and high value cases herself.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Sarah Hartley is an experienced lawyer and part of the clinical negligence department taking cases from all over the North West.
Senior executive Beverley is a key part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Medical Negligence Team and is based in Manchester.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester Office, Karen Booth runs her own caseload of complex, high-value medical negligence cases while supervising other lawyers involved in the specialism.
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 prides himself on his excellent client care skills and ability to put his clients and their families at ease during the legal process.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds centre, Marion Voss is a highly respected solicitor and one of the firms’ senior associates specialising in industrial diseases, particularly those associated with exposure to asbestos.
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.
With almost 25 years legal experience, Anna has helped hundreds of people secure compensation in a number of industrial disease claims.
Ian works with clients across Bristol and the south west of England in claims for industrial disease, orthopaedic injury and consequential psychiatric injury.
Angela manages industrial diseases cases and has years of experience supporting clients with personal injury compensation claims.
Kirsty has responsibility for supervising industrial disease claims throughout Wales and the South West.
Nicola specialises in cases involving hearing loss, hand arm vibration and work related strain injuries
Kelly works on industrial disease cases all over the North East of England.
Based in our Newcastle office, Vinnay Bhandari plays a key role in Thompsons' industrial disease team
Based in the Leeds centre, Frederick Gallucci is a member of the firm’s industrial disease unit.
Legal executive Keely specialises in industrial disease claims and handles cases throughout the Yorkshire and Humberside region from Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds branch.
Based in Thompsons’ Solicitors Manchester office, litigation assistant, Wendy, works on personal injury claims for clients across the North West, mainly involving animal attacks.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Emma Carter is a highly regarded industrial disease lawyer taking clients from all over the North West.
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 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 is an experienced solicitor with a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation for her injured clients and their families.
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.
A highly successful personal injury senior lawyer, Michelle handles industrial disease claims for Thompsons’ Solicitors clients across the north west.
John works from the Newcastle office on a wide range of high value personal injury and accident at work cases.
John covers a variety of claims including those involving accidents at work, road accidents and occupiers liability.
Darren Tomlinson is based at Thompsons Solicitors Leeds centre and specialises in claims involving accidents at work caused by assaults.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, John Oultram specialises in assaults at work, taking cases from all North West England.
Senior Legal Executive of Serious Injuries Jacqui is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Personal Injury Team and covers cases across the South West of England.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Jo Seery is a highly regarded employment rights lawyer covering all areas of employment legislation.
Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Rachel Biddle is a highly experienced lawyer specialising in accidents at work.
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.