At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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I punched a red plasticine fist in the air from the back row of the Court of Session  on Tuesday when it was announced that we have won another milestone battle against AXA Insurance & Others in relation to Pleural Plaques.

Pleural plaques is a medical condition developed in the lung due to exposure to asbestos.  For years now insurance companies, seeking to protect their funds, have been trying to argue that sufferers of plaques are not entitled to compensation.  The position in Scotland has always been that they are and this has been confirmed by way of legislation passed by the Scottish Government.

However the insurance companies say that the position should be the same as in England where, remarkably, someone can have the physiological make-up of their lungs altered by exposure to asbestos and be legally denied the right to claim compensation as a result.

The Court of Session, for the 2nd time in as many years, has kicked out this challenge by the insurance industry and ruled in favour of Thompsons and the victims we represent.

You might think that, after all that time and all that money fighting to save their coffers the insurance companies might realise that they are well and truly beaten in law and now is the time to pay up.  Unfortunately not so as they have signalled their intent to launch one final appeal to the Supreme Court in London.

The further appeal further extends the suffering, anxiety and uncertainty for plaques sufferers.

We will fight them all the way.

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