Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s leading law firm helping survivors of historic sexual and physical abuse. The law was recently changed in Scotland to allow survivors of abuse to pursue compensation from those responsible for that abuse . Thompsons work with the county’s leading survivors charities to provide the most comprehensive support possible. Our lawyers are highly trained and provide a completely confidential service through our dedicated historic abuse helpline.
Do you live in one of the communities affected by clouds of toxic ash being blown up from lagoons close to Longannet Power Station? Thompsons Solicitors who are experts in dealing with cases involving environmental pollution and public health are beginning legal action against those responsible for the toxic ash clouds. Our solicitors are working with local community groups to pressurise the authorities to take action more quickly on tackling the dust cloud problem. If you or any member of your family have been affected please call our team now on 0800 0891 331.
Scotland’s leading lawyer representing victims of food poisoning and other mass contamination outbreaks has confirmed he has been contacted by several victims of the Airdrie Hepatitis A outbreak who want to begin legal action.
After last weeks high profile media coverage over the scandal of asbestos in our schools and hospitals Clydeside Action on Asbestos has begun a petition to pressure the authorities to prioritise removal.Asbestos in schools is a health timebomb, protect our children from asbestos in Scottish schools by signing the Petition below.
Thompsons Solicitors are often involved in legal action against Public Bodies.Whilst much of this work is often routine there have been several occasions, particularly on high profile cases, where councils’ legal teams have been very obstructive. In this in-depth interview one of Thompsons leading solicitors, Lindsay Bruce, talks to leading BBC journalist Isabel Fraser about her experiences of dealing with legal action against councils.
Have you been affected by the baby ashes scandal at Hazelhead crematorium in Aberdeen?Aberdeen City Council has set up a scheme to financially compensate families.
Clydeside Action on Asbestos (CAA) is Scotland’s leading asbestos charity providing advice and assistance to people who suffer from an asbestos related disease and their families.
For over 25 years Clydeside Action on Asbestos has been a voice and a support for people with an asbestos related disease. CAA lobby, campaign and work together with medical and legal experts throughout Scotland.
Partner with Thompsons Patrick McGuire is interviewed by BBC Scotland’s John Beattie on where the civil law stands in Scotland for victims of historic abuse.
Patrick explains how a civil claim for compensation can be launched and why a new piece of legislation being introduced by the Scottish Parliament removing time-bar restrictions is so important. Click here for further information.
The Frank Maguire Memorial Award gives students at law schools across Scotland the chance to win a prize of £1,000 and an internship at Thompsons Solicitors.
The award was set up in 2014 in memory of Frank Maguire, who was senior partner at Thompsons and one of Scotland’s foremost campaigning lawyers, working throughout his career to improve the rights of the sick, injured and vulnerable. In his honour, the award aims to encourage the next generation of lawyers campaigning for law reform.
Thompsons solicitors have committed to helping Ryan Williamson, whose son Ciaran was killed in a Glasgow cemetery, at the Fatal Accident Inquiry into his death.Ryan’s application for legal aid was turned down, and he was very upset at the prospect of never finding answers about what happened to his eight-year-old son.