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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Foreign and Travel Claims - Meet the Team

Thompsons Solicitors Scotland
Thompsons Solicitors Scotland

When you need us most, we will be there to support you and offer legal advice to help you make a claim for accident compensation. This is true whether you have suffered injury in an accident in Scotland or during a visit abroad.

For more information contact our foreign claims team today. You can find out more details about the members of our team by scrolling down to view their profiles at the bottom of this page. 

serious injury solicitors, compensation for catastrophicA comprehensive service for complex claims

Our team of solicitors and claims specialists can assist you whether you've had an accident in Scotland or while travelling abroad.

From serious and fatal injury claims, to work accident and whiplash accident compensation, our team can help you and will be on hand to offer guidance in a language you understand.

Whether you have suffered food poisoning during a package tour, have sustained injury in a swimming pool accident or have been involved a road traffic accident while abroad, we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Legal advice from an experienced foreign travel injury claims solicitor is essential; the law as it relates to damages in cross-border, multi-jurisdiction cases can be complex and too confusing to be negotiated alone.

Time limits

It is important to remember that although Scottish law means there is a three-year time limit for the making of personal injury claims, this may be shorter when claiming compensation for an accident in another country.

Furthermore, the details of any settlement may be regulated by the law of the country concerned. Seeking legal advice is essential.

Solicitors in Scotland for foreign travel claims

If you would like to consider the possibility of making a compensation claim for injury sustained for an accident abroad, contact us today. Click on the links below to find out more about who will be handling your claim..

Derek McLeanDerek McLean - Partner and Manager of the road traffic accident department

Derek specialises in cases that involve a foreign element. In particular, road traffic claims arising from accidents abroad and also accidents in Scotland involving drivers from overseas.

He is the Thompsons representative for the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).


Hannah BennetHannah Bennett - Partner; serious and fatal injury team

Hannah has a special interest and expertise in dealing with high-value, serious and catastrophic injury claims.

Clients praise her for her "first class service" and her provision of "expert advice at hand".



Joel ShawJoel Shaw - Solicitor; accident team

Joel specialises in accidents at work, road traffic accidents and public liability claims as well as claims that have a foreign element.

Clients praise Joel for his "professional manner" and the fact that he was "always there to help in any way he could".


Stephanie YoungStephanie Young, Solicitor, accident team

Stephanie handles a variety of cases within the accident team. She specialises in acting for clients who have suffered illness from contaminated food which they consumed at their hotel while during an all-inclusive package holiday.

Clients say Stephanie provides "excellent service" and say she is "polite, courteous and very understanding". 

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