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Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2014 - Litigation Team of the Year and Legal Personality of the YearIt was a successful night for Thompsons Solicitors at this year’s Scottish Law Awards. The firm picked up two prestigious awards, Litigation Team of the Year and Legal Personality of the Year.

In awarding the prize for Litigation Team of the year the Judges, chaired by Hector MacQueen of the Scottish Law commission, were impressed by the work Thompsons have done in the North Sea Helicopter fatal accident Inquiry, Pleural Plaques litigation and mass litigation on a local scale helping people affected by a HIV scare at a dental practice in Ayrshire.

Commenting on the award, Thompsons Partner Wendy Durie said “This is something the whole firm can be very proud of…… read more

 

 

 

Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2013 - Employment Firm of The YearIt was a triple win for Thompsons at the 2013 Law Awards of Scotland, with the firm taking the prestigious award of Law Firm of the Year and, for the second time in three years, the title of Employment Firm of the Year.

The award for Solicitor of the Year went to Thompsons’ Brenda Mitchell. As Senior Partner Syd Smith explained, “this is testament to the enormous commitment and enthusiasm she has shown in setting up the Cycle Law Scotland and Motorcycle Law Scotland brands. Her passion for the cause is second to none”. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompsons Litigation Firm of the YearLitigation Firm of the Year – The 2012 Scott and Co Legal Awards saw Thompsons add to its already bulging trophy cabinet with the title of “Litigation Firm of the Year”. The award recognised the Firm’s unique combination of no win no fee personal injury expertise and campaigning to get the best results for their clients. Partner at Thompsons and victims rights campaigner, Patrick McGuire dedicated the award to the Firm’s clients. He said: “Our clients are what make Thompsons the Firm it is, so special thanks has to go to each and every one of them.”

Specialist Lawyer of the Year – Laura Blane- Laura Blane has been at the centre of the most significant developments in civil law and the rights of asbestos sufferers in 2011/12. Her tireless work and campaigning was key to the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the right to compensation for pleural plaques sufferers in Scotland; a decision which has also opened up the legal system to campaign groups like never before. Blane’s legal expertise was also essential to the Damages (Scotland) Act getting on the statute book in 2011, winning new rights for the families of fatal accident victims and those with diseases like mesothelioma. She dedicated her award to the victims and families touched by asbestos-related diseases and vowed to continue campaigning for their rights.

 

Thompsons Firm of the Year at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal AwardsIn 2011 Thompsons made it 3 in a row by winning Firm of the Year at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal awards.  The judges praised Thompsons for their forward thinking approach and the way they engage all their staff.

 

Frank Maguire said “This award also recognises our total commitment to our clients.  They are at the heart of everything we do, and I thank them for putting their faith in Thompsons.  Read more Thompsons’ Win Law Firm of the Year Title.

 

 

Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2011 - Employment Firm of The YearThompsons’ employment experts were recognised by the legal profession as Scotland’s leading employment firm at the 2011 Law Awards of Scotland sponsored by the Firm magazine.  The award was part of an historic double for the firm who also won Litigation Firm of the Year that night.   After receiving the award, head of Thompsons Employment Rights Unit, Rory McPherson, highlighted the firm’s constant commitment to do the best for its clients – “Our experts cover a whole host of areas of employment law from redundancy to equal pay.  In every case we do our utmost to get the best for our clients.”  Read more....

 

 

Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2011 - Litigation Firm of The Year2011 saw Thompsons Solicitors receive another prestigious industry accolade for their expertise in personal injury law.   The Law Awards of Scotland’s Litigation Firm of the Year award was part of an historic double for the firm that night – they also won Employment Firm of the Year. The award recognised the firm’s legal expertise and its innovative approach to providing all victims of injury, from road traffic accidents and workplace injuries to industrial diseases like mesothelioma, with the best service.   They also received praise for the strong values of social justice and community engagement that run through their work.  Read more......

 

 

Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2010Thompsons Senior Partner Frank Maguire, also known as Scotland’s top campaigning lawyer was awarded Solicitor of the Year at the Firm’s Scottish Law Awards in 2010.
The judges at the Law Awards ceremony recognised Frank Maguire’s professional skills in establishing Thompsons as the leading personal injury specialist firm in Scotland and praised his political convictions and his impact in changing the law.  Read more Thompsons’ Partner Wins Solicitor of the Year Title.

 

 

Thompsons Law Awards of Scotland 2009In 2009 Thompsons Solicitors won recognition as Scotland’s top legal firm at the Law Awards of Scotland organised by the Firm legal magazine.  Thompsons won the top award of Law Firm of the Year in the profession’s ‘Oscars’ in the face of intense competition from other law firms around Scotland.  
The Law Firm of the Year Award recognised the wide scope and range of Thompsons’ services including representing the victims of car crashes, industrial and personal accidents. Read more Thompsons wins recognition as Scotland’s Law Firm of the Year.

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