At Slater and Gordon, we stand up for Union members. We use the full weight of our legal expertise and experience to defend your rights and strive to get you justice. For expert legal advice or immediate representation call Slater and Gordon on freephone 0800 916 9084 or contact us online and we will call you.

We’ve stood side by side with Trade Union members for generations. We’re committed lawyers who share the principles and values of the trade unions we work with; so we fight all the harder for you, their members.

We work with our Unions, as appropriate, nationally and regionally to provide case and legislation updates and education. You’ll see Slater and Gordon active at national level too, advising Unions on constitutional issues and matters of importance to the Union.

The complete Union legal service – Making a difference

Slater and Gordon lawyers are one of the largest law firms in the UK, with offices throughout England, Wales and Scotland. With a diverse, skilled and committed team of specialists and experts – we’re dedicated to the needs of Unions and Staff Associations, and their members. We’ve high standards of service, and a strong record of success representing Union members. All our considerable legal strength is on your side.

Why Slater and Gordon?

We’ve been representing Unions and their members for over eight decades and have developed a bespoke legal service to meet the needs and expectations of trade union members working with us. Our award winning team of experts cover the complete range of legal services and can meet all your needs.

As part of this service you will have the support of a long established and respected law firm and a forward looking, positive approach to resolving your case.

Your legal benefits in the workplace

For work related issues through your trade union, you could have access to:

  • A multi award winning national employment team
  • Top rated specialist personal injury services
  • Expert support if facing professional disciplinary issues
  • Specialist defamation support if defamed in the press for doing your job
  • National criminal defence services

The precise scope of the services and how you can access the services made available will depend on your union.

Your legal benefits outside workplace

We can offer you and your immediate family:

  • personal injury for all non-work related accidents
  • clinical negligence
  • conveyancing
  • family law services
  • estate planning
  • criminal defence

Our services at a glance


Consistently ranked by the leading independent Legal Directories as the best employment practice servicing trade unions and employees, you will know that your union can rely on us to support them in supporting you with any problem at work.

Personal injury

If you have been injured, and had an accident or been effected by a work related disease, you could be eligible for compensation. You and your immediate family will benefit from receiving 100% of the compensation awarded or agreed.

Our personal injury service includes specialist teams servicing:

  • personal injury claims
  • disease claims – e.g. deafness, dermatitis or repetitive strain injury
  • stress claims – including harassment and sexual assaults
  • criminal injury claims – if you have been the victim of a violent crime at work
  • catastrophic injury – compensation and support for life altering injuries
  • clinical negligence – including substandard treatment or misdiagnosis

Family law service

We offer discounted services to assist union members in dealing with the issues following the breakdown of a relationship. We have one of the largest team of family lawyers in the UK and our team of skilled mediators and collaborative lawyers can offer help with divorce, financial settlements, children issues and injunctions. With a nationwide team available, we can also offer a range of alternative payment plans.

Residential conveyancing

As well as giving you discounted conveyancing services; we will also provide a fast and efficient service to help with mortgages and re-mortgaging, tenancy agreements and more.

Estate planning

We can offer an online, free service to provide standard form Wills for you and your partner to help secure your family’s future.

Discounts are available on services for union members for the more complex as well as setting up trusts and powers of attorney, dealing with probate and giving elderly client advice.

Criminal defence

If you are questioned at a police station or interviewed under caution, you have a right to legal advice and representation funded by the Government. Calling as early as possible can significantly improve your prospects and our legal experts are available 24/7. We can also help if you have to appear in court. Freephone 0800 916 9084 for help and assistance.

Legal helpline

Many trade unions for whom we act provide through us a legal helpline available 24/7 for initial advice on any legal issue.

To speak to one of our specialist team dealing with union legal matters call 0800 916 9084  or contact us online.