Social Workers Union (SWU)

We are a trade union specialist law firm. With years of experience supporting trade unions and their members, we understand the common issues that may arise from working as a social worker and can offer you the support you need. 

Morrish Solicitors is Proud to Support SWU

As a benefit of your membership with Social Workers Union, you have access to a range of legal services offered by Morrish Solicitors. As well as expert advice, you are entitled to certain discounts on top of our already competitive “Yorkshire” rates.

For more information on Morrish Solicitors and our history with professional trade unions, please watch this video.

Legal Services for SWU Members

Personal Injury

As a member of SWU, you have access to our personal injury services on preferential terms. Operating on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement, our solicitors have years of experience across a wide range of claims, many of which are specific to those who work in social work.

Our expertise also extends to general injury claims, so if you have suffered due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our areas of expertise include claims for catastrophic injury, spinal injuries, workplace accidents, slips and trips occurring outside the workplace and road traffic accidents.

Medical Negligence

As an SWU member, you, or a member of your family, can access our medical negligence services at preferential rates. Working on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangement, we offer Legal Aid for certain types of cases.

Our areas of expertise include birth injury, delayed treatment, surgical errors, A&E claims, as well as claims against GPs.

Our specialist solicitors have decades of experience in all types of medical negligence claims and are Law Society accredited.

If you or a member of your family has suffered unduly at the hands of medical negligence, please contact us.

Employment Rights

As trade union specialists, our Employment Rights team is well placed to assist trade unions and their members with a range of employment law matters.

With decades of experience representing people of a variety of backgrounds, our team can offer a deeper level of expertise and skill compared to many other law firms.

We believe our breadth of experience means we’re well placed to help friends and family members, so please don’t hesitate to recommend us.

If you require assistance with an employment matter, please get in touch.

Wills & Estates

We also offer wills, probate and a range of other life planning services to members of SWU. Our expert solicitors are longstanding members of Solicitors For The Elderly and have many years of experience in their field.

Whether you want to seek advice on lasting powers of attorney, need to apply for probate, or simply want to update your will, we are here to help. All our services can be provided at your convenience either in-person, over the phone or by email or post.

As part of your SWU membership you’re entitled to a 10% discount on all our wills and estates services. These are on top of our already competitive Yorkshire rates.


Buying and selling a property can be one of the most stressful life events a person can face. Our expert residential conveyancers can ease that pressure by listening to your needs and keeping you informed every step of the way.

Our team will always endeavour to make your property transaction as stress free as possible. We’re completely transparent with our clients and our costs, which can be found on our website.

All our services are offered at your convenience, either in-person, over the phone, or by email or post. So, it doesn’t matter where you live, you can make the most of our Yorkshire prices from anywhere in the UK. For the same service, you could be charged almost double the rates by using a local solicitor to sell your home.

As part of your SWU membership, you are also entitled to a 10% discount on our residential conveyancing services.

For more information, please get in touch.

Family Law

Family or matrimonial issues can inflict financial and emotional stress on any family. To minimise any unnecessary strain, seeking professional and friendly advice is an important first step.

Our team has years of experience in Family Law, and can guide you through a range of matters from divorce, civil partnership, mediation, or childcare and adoption.

As part of your SWU membership, you are entitled to a 10% discount on our Family Law services. As experts in our field, we offer clear, simple advice at extremely competitive rates. And most importantly, we’ll be there for you when you need us most.

If you would like advice on a family matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dispute Resolution

If you can’t see a way to resolve a dispute, our experienced lawyers can assist with a range of matters. Our friendly Dispute Resolution team can use a variety of techniques to resolve the issue without going to court, saving you the stress and expense of a lengthy battle.

As a member of SWU you are entitled to 10% off our dispute resolution services. This is on top of our already competitive Yorkshire high street rates, where you can receive the same excellent service for a fraction of the price.

We assist with a range of disputes including contested wills and probate, debt claims, professional negligence, breach of contract or boundary and neighbour disputes.

Contact us for more information.

Client Feedback

“Morrish Solicitors have been providing our union expert legal advice since 2004. We really value their expertise and the wonderful job they have done - and continue to do - in representing our members from Employment Tribunals to industrial injuries. Most recently, we have deepened our long-standing partnership as they now also provide the Helpdesk service for our members. This has proved an overwhelming success and is now the popular first port of call for our members and our reps”. - Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSA, April 2021

“I have always found advice and guidance from Morrish Solicitors invaluable. They are a friendly and well informed team who offer Union Officers and members alike an unbiased and clear view of matters legal. They are available to talk to you and oddly, in these days, you can actually talk to a person with knowledge and not just a clearing agent. I would always recommend that if as a member or a Branch Official you do not have the answer then call Morrish, they have someone who will give you unbiased clear and unambiguous advice.” - Trevor Cope, former Branch Secretary of ATL

“Your service is the tops anyway. Second to none. As to improve it I just don’t think that is possible. Morrish is the tops’.” – Personal Injury Client, September 2019.

“Daniel who dealt with us was professional understanding and patient, he kept us up to date with progress of our settlement.” Employee Client, September 2019.

“You don’t need to improve anything. You are amazing and prompt. You don’t give up and keep fighting for the client.”Medical Negligence Client, July 2019.

“Recently had occasion to use their service with a company that went into administration. Their professionalism from beginning to end was second to none. Communication was excellent. Would recommend for any type of claim you may have on a no win no fee basis. 5*****.” - Susan Wilby, August 2019.

“Positive, professional and efficient. Kiran Chana has been fantastic both the times we have used your services for buying our house and our wills. Thank you.” Private Client, May 2019.

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