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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For some detailed examples of the kinds of cases we take on, browse through a sample selection of our clients' stories

On 14 January 2017, our client, an engineer, was driving down Union Street in Glasgow. His two daughters were sat in the back of the vehicle. He stopped at a set of traffic lights, preparing to turn left at the next junction. His car was now at the front of a queue of traffic, and directly behind him was a bus. As the lights changed and our client began to turn left, a pedestrian suddenly walked out into the road in front of him, causing him to apply the brakes. However, the bus, which was intending to carry on forward, didn't brake in time and collided with the rear of our client's vehicle.

Our client worked as a bus driver for Stagecoach at the time of the accident, which was caused by the poor judgement of a third-party driver.

In January 2017,  he had been driving his bus north on the B730, the Ayrshire road between the villages of Rankinston and Drongan.

While he was sitting in his stationary vehicle on 29 October 2016, our client, a painter and decorator, became the victim of a road traffic accident in a car park.

On 13 December 2016, our client, a bus driver for Stagecoach Western was driving a single-decker bus from Ardrossan to Kilmarnock.

He had been driving down Lauchlan Way in Kilwinning, at no more than 20 mph, when a third-party vehicle coming in the opposite direction suddenly veered into his path and collided with the front of the bus. Our client believes the reason the driver veered over was because she was trying to overtake a vehicle whish was moving slowly or preparing to stop in the road.

On 19 September 2016 our client, 28-year-old Claire Phelan, a First Bus employee from East Kilbride in Glasgow, was driving her Trident bus down the Queensway to the roundabout that connects the Kingsway and Strathaven Roads.

She was in the left hand lane and intended to go straight across on to Strathaven Road. Ms Phelan made all the appropriate checks and saw there was no traffic approaching from the right, so she safely entered the roundabout. However, another motorist, who entered the roundabout from Strarthaven Road and was travelling at speed, tried to exit the roundabout in front of her but in doing so collided with the offside of the vehicle.

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