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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Thompsons Press Releases

Andrew Henderson, PartnerThe families of the victims of the Flying Phantom tug boat deaths have welcomed the announcement that two companies have been indicted for trial at the High Court.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerBereaved parents affected by the Mortonhall baby ash scandal have been dealt another blow as police confirm there will be no criminal prosecutions. 26 complaints were made to the former Lothian and Borders Police after it was revealed that parents had been denied their babies’ ashes following cremation at the Edinburgh crematorium.  It is believed the practice of withholding the ashes for young babies had been in place since the facility opened in the 1960s.

Thompsons Partner, Andrew HendersonSix years on from Greater Glasgow Health Board hospital death, evidence highlights staff operating dialysis equipment still display worrying lack of knowledge.

Scottish women suffering from horrific side affects and agonising pain caused by plastic mesh implants to treat bladder problems are being urged to trust Thompsons to fight their legal battle.

It is thought hundreds of women could be suffering as a result of treatment to support pelvic organs and correct stress incontinence. In the UK more than 14,000 mesh implant procedures are carried out each year.

Fashion outlet TK Maxx has paid out compensation to a shopper who was injured while shopping in the chain’s Craigleith store in Edinburgh.

52 year old Anita Meena was looking at clothes when she was struck from behind by a suitcase which had been knocked from a display by another customer. The suitcase had been displayed on a shelf around five feet in height when it fell, landing on her shoulder and neck. Patrick McGuire, Personal Injury SolicitorMrs Meena said it was a huge shock: “I couldn’t believe it when it happened. I was looking for clothes and suddenly a suitcase fell on me. I couldn’t understand what had happened but I was in agony. I already suffered pain in my neck and shoulder so this made it even more difficult for me. The store called an ambulance and I received treatment for tissue damage.”

Scottish Government court reform bill consultation launched

Patrick McGuire, Partner A Scottish Government consultation on court reform has today (Wednesday) been launched by Justice Minister Kenny McAskill MSP. The long awaited proposals are expected to pave the way for the biggest overhaul of Scottish courts for a generation.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerThompsons Solicitors is giving its full backing to calls by MPs for a criminal inquiry into toxic hip implants. Claims have been made that hip replacement manufacturer DePuy, which is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, continued to market metal on metal hip implants despite warnings of their negative impact on patient health.

Jayne CrawfordThe Health and Safety Executive has today (Friday) formally censured the Ministry of Defence on behalf of the army for its part in the death of Kaylee McIntosh. The concept of Crown Immunity means the army will face no prosecution for the 14 year old cadet’s tragic death in 2007. The teenager from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides.

Patrick McGuire“Public Inquiry is the only option” – Patrick McGuire

Thompsons Solicitors is calling on the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP to launch a Public Inquiry into the baby ash scandal uncovered at Mortonhall Crematorium. Dorothy Maitland, Operations Manager of SANDS Lothian, who is also one of the victims being represented by Thompsons, is meeting the Minister today to discuss the issue. Thompsons has approached the Minister for a meeting at a later date.

A former footballer who became a fire fighter has been awarded compensation of £325,000 after a wall collapsed on him while battling a blaze in Lanarkshire.

FBU member Brian Dempsie and his colleague Ross French, who were both employed by Strathclyde Fire Board, were seriously injured in February 2008 while tackling a fire in a garage. Mr Dempsie, who played for Motherwell between 1999 and 2003, suffered a dislocated shoulder, fractured knee cap, injured ankle and burns. Mr French, who was also seriously injured, was awarded compensation of £113,000.
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