Thompsons Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

Thompsons Solicitors are currently representing hundreds of people across Scotland who have been affected by the metal on metal hip implant scandal.

If you or a member of your family are a victim of faulty metal on metal hips please call our specialist legal team now on 0800 089 1616.

Thompsons client Tracey Rae from Falkirk suffered  long-term health problems after contracting food poisoning at a restaurant. Thompsons secured her compensation of £263,534.

Mrs Rae developed severe symptoms after eating a meal at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Leith.

Once one of the most trusted brands in the motoring world VW’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The company has admitted conning hundreds of thousands of its customers worldwide by installing cheat software to produce false exhaust emission readings. The company is now facing legal action across the globe from customers who were duped into buying cars they thought were more environmentally efficient than they actually are. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s largest law firm specialising in mass litigation law suits. In this interview with Scotland’s leading broadsheet newspaper, The Herald,  Patrick McGuire, the partner in charge of mass litigation, explains why so many angry motorists have contacted him and how the legal action will proceed.

Problems caused by surgical mesh implants have been well documented by both the mainstream and medical press. Thompsons Solicitors which is Scotland’s leading law firm helping victims of faulty surgical implants have led calls from victims for the government to act. In this article with the Glasgow Evening Times Thompsons partner Patrick McGuire explains why Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board are facing many claims for faulty mesh implants.

Glasgow lawyerThankfully scandals involving our NHS are few and far between. But occasionally an issue arises where care has been far from what is expected. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s leading law firm helping people who have been victims of botched health care. IN this case covered by BBC Scotland Patrick McGuire talks with leading health journalist Eleanor Bradford about many of his clients who have fallen ill at the hands of a surgeon who has now left the NHS.

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