Thompsons Press Releases

Thompsons client Tracey Rae from Falkirk suffered  long-term health problems after contracting food poisoning at a restaurant. Thompsons secured her compensation of £263,534.

Mrs Rae developed severe symptoms after eating a meal at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Leith.

Once one of the most trusted brands in the motoring world VW’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The company has admitted conning hundreds of thousands of its customers worldwide by installing cheat software to produce false exhaust emission readings. The company is now facing legal action across the globe from customers who were duped into buying cars they thought were more environmentally efficient than they actually are. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s largest law firm specialising in mass litigation law suits. In this interview with Scotland’s leading broadsheet newspaper, The Herald,  Patrick McGuire, the partner in charge of mass litigation, explains why so many angry motorists have contacted him and how the legal action will proceed.

Problems caused by surgical mesh implants have been well documented by both the mainstream and medical press. Thompsons Solicitors which is Scotland’s leading law firm helping victims of faulty surgical implants have led calls from victims for the government to act. In this article with the Glasgow Evening Times Thompsons partner Patrick McGuire explains why Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board are facing many claims for faulty mesh implants.

Glasgow lawyerThankfully scandals involving our NHS are few and far between. But occasionally an issue arises where care has been far from what is expected. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s leading law firm helping people who have been victims of botched health care. IN this case covered by BBC Scotland Patrick McGuire talks with leading health journalist Eleanor Bradford about many of his clients who have fallen ill at the hands of a surgeon who has now left the NHS.

Victoria Aquino, Glasgow LawyerAS Scotland’s leading personal injury law firm Thompsons have to deal with many tragic cases. As reported here by one of the country’s largest newspapers, the Sunday Mail, a simple lack of care by local authorities can have devastating consequences. One of our most prominent personal injury lawyers Victoria Aquino talks with the newspaper about a very harrowing case involving the death of an elderly grandmother..

Thompsons team of expert lawyers in various fields of law are often approached by the national media in Scotland to give their expert views on daily news stories. Here one of our very talented employment law team, Michael Briggs, gives his personal view on the UK government budget, what it means for him and his family.

Tim Weir, SolicitorTim Weir, head of Thompsons private client department and an expert on personal tax issues, writes for The National newspaper giving his views on the UK government changes to inheritance tax in the budget. Tim argues that the changes make the system ever more complicated and amount effectively to a sleight of hand constructed by the Tory Government for their own partisan advantage.

Patrick McGuireOne of Scotland’s most prominent lawyers who represents victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal and those poisoned by the Edinburgh Legionnaires outbreak says residents affected by contaminated water supplies can sue Scottish Water.

Thompsons record on highlighting health and safety concerns is second to none. A good example of this is the help we’re currently offering to dozens of cyclist injured after becoming caught in tram lines. We’re representing these victims to ensure they are properly compensated for their injuries many of which are serious but more than that we want the city council to change the design of the tracks so no one else is injured. Stewart White from Thompsons is a lawyer who specialises in this type of injury. Here he talks to BBC Scotland about his cases and what the council can do to make things better.

Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland’s award-winning law firm is arriving in the Borders. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Peebles and are very excited about the opening of our new office in Channel Street, Galashiels.  People in the Borders deserve the best possible legal services and Thompsons is determined to provide them.

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