Thompsons Press Releases

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.

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.

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