Trade Union Support and Advice

The BDA is both your Professional Body and your Trade Union which means we have a dedicated team of Union experts on hand to assist you across a range of areas and which ultimately exists to represent and support you throughout your working life.

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We hope you never have to, but in case you do have to face a problem at work related to restructuring or redundancy, disciplinary, sickness, grievance, workload or discrimination, our Union team will be on hand to provide free advice and support you through any follow-up which may include representation and attendance at legal hearings. 

Thompson Solicitors

The BDA have partnered with national law firm Thompson Solicitors, the UK’s largest personal injury and employment rights law firm, to provide its members with FREE legal support and advice to assist them in the workplace.

BDA members can access support not only in regards to personal injury compensation claims, but also with matters relating to employment rights such as pensions, dismissals, discriminations, equal pay and transfer of undertaking (TUPE).

Thompsons also provide 30 minutes of free legal advice on a range of other areas, protecting members and their families from injuries which have occurred at work or outside of work – or even when they are away on a package holiday abroad.

"I saved over £500 on my conveyancing costs by using my BDA membership access to Thompson solicitors."

BDA Member and Trade Union Rep – South London.