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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When I read between the lines of the tabloid sensationalism the story was fairly simple and tragic.  Ryan St. George, on remand at Brixton prison, London for stealing batteries suffered an epileptic which lasted for nearly two hours before falling from his top bunk and hitting his head off the concrete floor.

Recently a friend of mine was involved in a road traffic accident, she was sitting at a set of traffic lights when another car drove into the back of her vehicle. She was shocked and had a very sore neck.

One of my colleagues helped the mother of soldier Robert Thomson win her legal battle against the Ministry of Defence over his death when the trench he was working on collapsed on top of him at an army base in Basra in Iraq.

An Army board of inquiry blamed Sapper Thomson for the accident but the soldier’s mother refused to accept its decision and successfully sued the MoD in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Typically the victim of a rear-end shunt will suffer whiplash injuries, usually to the neck, but sometimes to the upper back, shoulders and occasionally the lower back, with significant pain and discomfort for a period of days or weeks diminishing over a couple of months.

“If you’re good enough, you’re old enough” is a phrase often used to justify the selection of a promising young athlete or promotion of a young lawyer.

But does it work in reverse? Not according to a generation of baby boomers who are struggling to find work.

Former shipyard workers from Inverclyde who were recklessly and knowingly exposed to asbestos will be among the beneficiaries of a recent highly significant judgment in the Court of Session.

Lord Emslie rejected a bid by major insurance companies to block the Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament last year to enshrine in law the right to compensation of pleural plaques sufferers.

When they are using their own tools and have accidents the scope to claim compensation for injury is greatly decreased.  Even more so for those tinkering in a bit of DIY and inexperienced using power tools.

However, if the machinery is inherently faulty then compensation may be an option from the manufacturer or seller of the faulty equipment.  Provided it has not been previously broken or altered by the customer.

The Scottish legal system is in a state of flux at the moment with a number of changes under discussion which could radically affect your freedom to go to court to settle a dispute, a grievance, or to defend your rights.

The most worrying, and arguably the one the man in the street knows least about, is a proposal to make you and I bear the total cost of our civil court system.
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