At Thompsons Solicitors we understand that for survivors of physical, mental and sexual abuse contacting a lawyer can be a very difficult thing. That’s why we have a dedicated team ready to help anyone who calls us seeking justice.
We work in partnership with one of Scotland’s leading abuse charities, Open Secret, who are there to provide specialist counselling and a range of other support services for survivors. At Thompsons we believe this is very important as we are the only law firm in Scotland working closely with such an experienced survivors organisation. It means that anyone who contacts us to begin a claim for compensation for abuse not only gets the best legal representation but the most professional and caring support from experts in the field.
Thompsons is a firm that puts social conscious at the heart of its work. We have represented our clients at public inquiries and have a strong track record in lobbying politicians for changes in the law to benefit victims. We will continue this work with the Scottish Governments inquiry into historic sexual abuse, where we will by playing a key role as core participant solicitors.
Survivors of abuse who have suffered terribly deserve to be treated with dignity, kindness and professionalism. They want straight answers and to get the justice they deserve as quickly as possible. Thompsons Solicitors and our partners at Open Secret are dedicated to making sure this happens for them.
The team of lawyers who will deal with your abuse claim are led by three of Scotland’s most experienced solicitors, Patrick McGuire, Chris Gordon and Lindsay Bruce. They have worked for many years on some of Scotland’s most high profile and sensitive cases. They are dedicated to helping victims who often find themselves in terrible circumstances and who need specialist legal support. Many law firms are only interested in taking cases based on their profit margin. This is a philosophy that Patrick, Chris and Lindsay reject. They believe that all victims and survivors deserve justice and have built their reputation by working on more challenging cases.
For Patrick, Chris and Lindsay the care of their clients is the top priority and this has never been more true than with abuse survivors. All three of them work very closely with Open Secret and also with the Scottish Government’s public inquiry into historic sexual abuse. They understand that many survivors have been badly let down in the past by those who said they would help them. Patrick, Chris and Lindsay are determined that this will not happen to a single abuse victim who approaches them for help.