Carol Hamlet is a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury unit based in Manchester.

Carol works on cases which can be largely processed on-line through what is known as the “claims portal”.

Covering the North West, she is a highly experienced litigation assistant who switched to the personal injury disease team in November 2018. She spent most of her 34-year Thompsons’ career in the employment rights unit and later in the equal pay unit, having started with the firm in 1985 when it was Brian Thompson & Partners of Quay Street in Manchester.


Carol has played a significant role in some of the most high profile and complex equal pay cases on behalf of tens of thousands of largely low paid women.  Carol assisted with the equal pay case against Birmingham City Council which secured £50 million in compensation for 9,000 workers. She also played a key role in the equal pay case which secured £15 million for 1500 staff at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Carol was involved in many major equal pay claims at councils across the country including those at Manchester, Bolton, St Helens, Bury, Trafford, Liverpool, Sefton, Wrexham, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Anglesey and at a wide range of NHS trusts covering thousands of workers.