The Times Best Law Firms 2022 is a study based on the opinions and recommendations of approximately 5,000 UK-based lawyers.

The consultation is managed by market research company, Statista, and involves interviews with solicitors across the country to find out which law firms they would personally recommend in 26 areas of law.

Once again, Thompsons has made the top 200 and has been acknowledged as specialists in employment rights, personal injury and clinical negligence.

Chief executive, Clare Mellor, is delighted that Thompsons has been featured on the list for the fifth year running.

She said: “We are proud to once again be recognised for the quality of our specialist work representing the injured and mistreated, in or out of the workplace and in clinical negligence. We have never acted for those who cause injury or their insurers, a principle which hasn’t changed since our foundation over 100 years ago.

"Working alongside and committed to the trade union movement, our specialist employment advice is even more crucial in the current climate where the government is intent on undermining collective representation. Throughout our history we have taken every opportunity to advance workers’ rights and challenge legislation that seeks to undermine them and it is hugely satisfying to have that recognised again by the profession.”