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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In the weeks leading up to my yearly family holiday I’m rushing about making sure I’ve got everything, (passport, money, travel insurance, toiletries etc etc) working late clearing my desk for the next couple of weeks….. I just love going away on holiday to relax and enjoy the sunshine for a week or two as I suppose everyone does!  Unfortunately not everyone gets the relaxing holiday they hope for…..

As I blog today my head is spinning due to the copious amounts of champagne consumed at last nights Firm Magazine Law Awards.

I wasn’t planning a big night but my plasticine plans were pleasantly distorted when Thompsons Managing Partner Frank Maguire was announced as Solicitor of the Year!!

The risk of being involved in a road traffic accident for drivers who eat at the wheel is around twice that of drivers who don’t. This is similar to the risk involved in driving while using a mobile phone.

When I heard that Volvo were trying to make an uncrashable car I thought that this sounded like something from a science fiction film. How on earth can you have a car that doesn’t crash?  Imagine if you were driving along on the motorway and your car could detect that an out of control lorry is coming your way!!  Not only that but your car could also react without any human intervention to avoid a car crash!!

Thompsons Solicitors will have a team of 25 running in the Great Scottish Run 10K in Glasgow on Sunday 5 September to raise funds for its chosen charity, Clydeside Action on Asbestos.

CAA, which was formed in 1984 to provide advice and assistance to those who suffer from asbestos related disease and their families.

I was sad to read that last weekend there were 6 fatalities and over 10 people injured as a result of road traffic accidents in Scotland.

Driving can be a dangerous every day activity and sadly I hear about hundreds of crashes on the roads every week. 

There are more vehicles on our roads than ever these days and as a result there are more and more road traffic accidents occurring every day!  Unfortunately road traffic accidents happen and it has been estimated that 1 in 3 people who die as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident are not wearing a seatbelt.

I was surfing the internet recently and came across statistics which to my astonishment show that crash-for-cash scams in which drivers deliberately cause crashes to claim insurance are on the rise. The Insurance Fraud Bureau reported that 30,000 of these types of accidents occur each year and that the average claim received is £17,000.

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