Oonagh McClure > Thompsons NI Solicitors > Belfast, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons NI Solicitors
Fourth Floor, City Exchange
11-13 Gloucester Street
United Kingdom

Work Department

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence


Managing Partner


Oonagh is the managing partner at Thompsons NI. She is a senior asbestos, serious injury and medical negligence solicitor.

A solicitor with many years’ experience, she specialises in dealing with compensation claims for asbestos-related diseases which are often very complicated and require a high degree of skill and knowledge to resolve them. She also deals spinal and head injury cases.

Oonagh was invited to attend before the Stormont Committee to give evidence regarding the impact of living with a diagnosis of pleural plaques prior to the introduction of The Damages (Asbestos related Conditions) (NI) Act 2011 which secured the right to pursue compensation for people diagnosed with pleural plaques. She understands the concerns of her clients who are often elderly and sometimes very ill.

Oonagh uses her experience to ensure her clients are awarded the maximum amount of compensation they deserve in the shortest possible time.

In 2021, Oonagh was asked to give evidence to the Justice Committee in relation to the Discount Rate on behalf of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.




Oonagh is a Fellow of the The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers and a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association, SIA (The Spinal Injuries Association) and AVMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).


Dundee University LLB

The Law Society of Northern Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Oonagh McClureThompsons NI Solicitors

Thompsons NI Solicitors has a reputation for its history of acting for trade unions and their members, and the group has expertise across personal and serious injury, industrial disease and medical negligence matters. Team lead and managing partner Oonagh McClure has significant experience in asbestos, serious injury and medical negligence matters, with additional expertise in spinal and head injury cases. Senior solicitor Laura Henderson covers a range of high-value claims, including road traffic accidents and industrial disease matters; her practice includes representing minors, and she works with the Child Brain Injury Trust, representing children who have sustained brain injuries.