29. Letter from Thompsons Solicitors
We note the call for evidence in relation to
a British Bill of Rights.
Thompsons is the UK's largest trade union, employment
rights and personal injury law firm. We have a network of offices
across the UK including in the separate legal jurisdictions of
Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our specialist Employment Rights
Unit acts only for trade unions, employees and workers.
Recently we were privileged to be instructed
by ASLEF in their successful ECHR case ASLEF v UK. Previously
we were instructed by the NUJ on behalf of their member Dave Wilson
in Wilson and Palmer v UK.
We do not make a separate submission in relation
to your call for evidence. However, we have seen the submission
made by the Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation
(TULO) and endorse its contents.
We consider if there is to be a British Bill
of Rights it is essential that trade union rights are included.
If we can assist your committee in any way, please do not hesitate
to be in touch.
30 August 2007