At Simpson Millar Solicitors, we recognise the strength and value of workers coming together to fight for and achieve improvements in their working terms and conditions.
We have a long history, going back more than 100 years, of acting for trade unions and their members.
Our Solicitors provide a complete legal service to Trade Unions and their members covering:
- Accidents at Work
- Industrial Disease and Illness
- Employment Law
- Collective Consultation
- Collective industrial relations and industrial action
- Trade Union organisation, rule books, constitutional matters and elections, cases before the Certification Officer.
Working with our Trade Union clients, we aim to enhance the value of Union membership, through initiatives such as:
Supporting Trade Unions
In addition to providing a wide range of legal services to trade union members, we also provide legal services to unions themselves.
We offer advice and representation on:
- Collective industrial relations and legal support for collective bargaining
- Industrial action
- Trade Union organisation
- Rulebook issues
- Constitutional matters
- Disciplinary matters
- Certification Officer issues/cases
Our commitment to Trade Unions and their members
Our trade union solicitors have the expertise and experience to respond to your needs and objectives, with swift, practical and relevant advice. We’ll work hard to avoid litigation for you wherever possible. But if it’s unavoidable, we’ll achieve the best results for the lowest possible cost.
We will also work with you to help develop a range of services that enhance the value of Union membership, to help you improve your Union’s recruitment and retention.
How we are rated
We are rated as “excellent” and ranked in the top 6 firms for Employees/Unions by Legal 500 2019 and in the top 4 for Employee & Trade Union by Chambers and Partners who say that a client notes, “Approachability is a really strong point of theirs," and "We can pick up the phone any time with no issues. They're also good at using layman's terms and holding our hand when necessary."
* ISU members should contact our helpline directly on 0808 129 3316.
** CWU and GMB members should call Unionline on 0300 333 0303.
Simpson Millar Solicitors are a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Billingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Catterick, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.