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.
The 3rd Annual Thompsons Charity Christmas Card Competition is open to children from Primary 1-7 and gives you the chance to win £250 for your school or group, while raising money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, which helps care for children from across Scotland, as well as a charity of your choice!
Thompsons Solicitors is proud to announce two new partners along with the promotion of three new associates. Peter O’Donnell and David Martyn who jointly manage the firm’s award winning employment law team are appointed partner and will continue to build on their enormous success with trade union clients across Scotland. Peter who joined Thompsons in 2007 and David who joined in 2009 have grown the number of trade union clients represented by the firm and are regularly involved in some of the country’s most high profile employment cases. The most notable recently being the securing of a financial deal for Tullis Russell workers in Fife and a similar settlement for workers in Ayrshire made redundant with 15 minutes notice by one of Mike Ashley’s companies.
Patrick McGuire, a partner with Thompsons Solicitors and Scotland’s leading mass litigation lawyer, has condemned car giants VW and their treatment of Scottish customers. Thousands of Scottish car owners who bought VW cars and other related makes such as Skoda and Audi discovered they had been victims of a deliberate fraud by VW who used sophisticated software to cheat exhaust emissions tests.
A leading member of The Scottish Parliament today called for immediate action to tackle the scandal of counterfeit material being used in the manufacture of surgical mesh. Neil Findlay who is also chair of Holyrood's influential health committee was speaking at a press conference with high profile American Lawyer Steve Mostyn who first highlighted the issue of counterfeit material in surgical mesh and is pursuing the makers, Boston Scientific, through the US courts and Scotland's top mass litigation lawyer Patrick McGuire.