Miscellaneous

This year, the 5th annual Thompsons Christmas Card Competition is raising funds for Cash for Kids Mission Christmas, by donating £1 for every entry we receive. Mission Christmas provide gifts for children living in poverty across the country.

The 3rd Annual Thompsons Charity Christmas Card Competition is open to children from Primary 1-7 and gives you the chance to win £250 for your school or group, while raising money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, which helps care for children from across Scotland, as well as a charity of your choice!

Lawyers ScotlandThompsons Solicitors is proud to announce two new partners along with the promotion of three new associates. Peter O’Donnell and David Martyn who jointly manage the firm’s award winning employment law team are appointed partner and will continue to build on their enormous success with trade union clients across Scotland. Peter who joined Thompsons in 2007 and David who joined in 2009 have grown the number of trade union clients represented by the firm and are regularly involved in some of the country’s most high profile employment cases. The most notable recently being the securing of a financial deal for Tullis Russell workers in Fife and a similar settlement for workers in Ayrshire made redundant with 15 minutes notice by one of Mike Ashley’s companies.

This Thompsons client had a nasty fall and twisted his ankle after falling into a pothole. The accident occurred outside a Glasgow hospital but the local health board had failed to fix the problem and it was causing a considerable risk to patients and health workers alike. Thompsons contacted the health board and within 3 months a small settlement was worked out.

Commenting on the outcome the client said “To be honest I hadn’t really considered doing much about this and it was more about getting the healthboard to sit up and take notice that there was a huge hazard right outside one of their hospitals. It was a nasty fall and my ankle was swollen for some time but the main thing for me was they made the entrance safe. It seemed the only way to get the health board to move was to get the lawyers involved. Thompsons were polite and efficient. The whole thing was settled really quickly”

Laura McGeeHis Lawyer Laura McGee commented “Compared with most of the cases we handle this was a small one. But having said that the gentleman involved was concerned about a large pothole at the very entrance to a hospital and he was annoyed it had led to him having a very painful fall. We were able to secure him a small but fair level of compensation and were also able to focus the health board on their duty to make their building safe”
 

Things are hotting up as Glasgow gears up for the most prominent MayDay celebrations for a number of years. In a major concert, Comedian and activist, Mark Thomas; marxist magician, Ian Saville, and former BBC Young Folk Musicians Siobhan Miller and Jeana Leslie join political song master Arthur Johnstone, and harmonica virtuoso, Fraser Speirs, in a star studded line-up at the Great MayDay Cabaret that crowns this years’ Friends of MayDay activities.

Thompsons support no cuts marchThompsons Solicitors were pleased to show support to our trade union friends during a national day of action last month calling for a Future that Works.  Laura Connor, David Adams and Michael Maguire joined various organisations in a march and rally in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday 20th October.

Will Aid Participating SolicitorNovember is ‘Make a Will Month’ and Thompsons Solicitors is teaming up with Will Aid to help raise money for charity while providing a vital service for clients.

Scotland’s leading personal injury and employment firm, Thompsons Solicitors, have voiced concern at the closure of Ross Harper Solicitors. 

Ross Harper, which was founded in 1961, have ceased trading after an interim judicial factor was appointed following concerns raised by the Law Society of Scotland, which regulates the legal profession, about Ross Harper’s accounts. 

Scotland’s leading personal injury and employment firm, Thompsons Solicitors, have voiced concern at the closure of Ross Harper Solicitors. 

Ross Harper, which was founded in 1961, have ceased trading after an interim judicial factor was appointed following concerns raised by the Law Society of Scotland, which regulates the legal profession, about Ross Harper’s accounts. 

Personal Injury Lawyers were warned by a regulations chief recently that no firm should think that the alternative business structure will not effect them.

Personal injury lawyers were advised by Charles Plant, former partner at Herbert Smith, at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers conference that their competitors and young lawyers are interested in ABS. It is reported that Plant stated that this period is one where opportunities are great and firms that do not embrace the opportunities are likely to fail.
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