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Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other.  With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.
With a commitment to integrity, excellence, and compassion, we have established ourselves as leaders in providing comprehensive legal services to our clients nationwide. We are now seeking a highly skilled and experience Lawyer to Lead our Northwest Asbestos team.
The opportunity
You will have the opportunity to deliver full and effective methods of supervision of case work relating to Asbestos, taking responsibility for best practice in marketing, client care and ensuring case management standards are implemented and upheld throughout the team. You will work towards achieving the required operational and financial performance driving the success of the team whilst you actively mentor, develop and supervise a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of specialist Asbestos Lawyers across our Manchester and Liverpool offices.
  • We encourage all of our lawyers to be strong advocates for the work we do and to actively engage in marketing and business development opportunities by cross selling services, e.g. with local/regional union officials and events.
  • Dealing with our union clients and colleagues, as well as at other marketing events requires the candidate to have good understanding of the relevant statutory and common law legal practice and procedures with the ability to be able to clearly communicate this knowledge to your audience.
  • Effective management and monitoring of yours and the teams cases, ensuring that cases are managed in line with our vision and values.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • The ideal candidate is an admitted solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with significant post qualification experience.
  • You will also already possess strong supervisory skills with previous team management experience.
  • You’ll have excellent client care and interpersonal skills, coupled with an enthusiasm for the development of less experienced team members, including by way of sharing your own knowledge and experience.
  • The role requires the successful candidate to have experience in presenting to our trade union clients, charities and support groups, colleagues and at marketing events.
  • The successful candidate will also possess awareness of the issues of costs litigation, sound business acumen and keen attention to detail.


  • Structured and transparent pay scales
  • £5,500 Car allowance in addition to base pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (Medicash)
  • Life assurance
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • 30 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Organised sports and social club
  • Annual travel and parking loans
  • Financial assistance for professional development

About Thompsons Solicitors

For 100 years, leading social justice law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has been fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated and changing lives for the better. Since 1921, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with trade unions to implement key legal reforms and give a voice to those who might otherwise have been disadvantaged and marginalised.

Thompsons ran:
• the case that established the right for injured workers to be compensated in 1937
• the first asbestos case that was successful in the House of Lords in 1972
• the first equal pay for equal value claim in the UK (1988) and later in Europe (1993)
• the case against UK construction companies for blacklisting union members in 2016
• hundreds of cases on behalf of women who received negligent treatment at the hands of disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson (2017) and behalf of those injured by mesh (2019).

Today, Thompsons employs 800 staff who work at 23 offices right across the UK. Key areas of legal specialism include: personal injury, serious injury, asbestos diseases, medical negligence, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial diseases and trade union law. As a point of principle, the firm has never worked for employers or insurers.

Over the last 100 years, we have consistently won the cases that have advanced the law for working people, but, as long as there are employers who put profit before the safety and rights of their workforce, there is always more to do. We continue to expose injustice, holding those responsible to account and campaigning for positive change.

We want to hear from anyone who is keen to progress a legal career with a firm that won’t let up in its quest for fairness.

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