DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Thompsons

Employment

1 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Dominant in trade union work, the team houses deep knowledge and experience handling disputes, including collective challenges to TUPE arrangements and Protective Award cases. Offers expert advice and training on the growing discrepancies between Northern Irish and English law for groups operating across jurisdictions.

Strengths

A source says: "The team at Thompsons are responsive and very professional."

Another reports: "They are very well respected for employee and trade union matters."

Work highlights

Acted for Unite the Union on pursuing a claim to the industrial tribunal about the failure of Williams Industrial Services to have a collective consultation prior to redundancies following the company going into administration.

Notable practitioners

George Kilpatrick "knows the law inside-out and will pursue a claim to the end for his clients," says a source. "He is pragmatic and knows how to deal with cases efficiently." He regularly advises clients on discrimination issues and is particularly noted for his work with trade unions.

Department Information

info This Department has not yet supplied any additional information.
Employment Department

Thompsons

firm
Department location

Victoria Chambers

171 Victora Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 4HS

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Northern Ireland

Employment


George Kilpatrick
Band 1