Thompsons Press Releases

Free legal advice line launched for families Thompsons Solicitors has voiced its disgust over revelations that babies’ remains have been dumped in a mass unmarked grave at an Edinburgh crematorium. For the last 45 years grieving parents who suffered the still birth or premature death of a baby have been refused the ashes of their child from Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital.

“There are no words to describe what the last year has been like”

PIP victim and campaigner

The Clydebank Asbestos Group has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for outstanding achievement at a civic reception in Clydebank’s Town Hall.

The impressive accolade was presented to the group in recognition of the work it does supporting victims of asbestos related illness. The award comes as the group celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Thompsons Solicitors is turning pink this weekend as it launches its new cosmetic claims department. The firm is well known for its work around the PIP implant scandal but now this is being expanded to create an entire department dedicated to claims involving cosmetic and beauty treatments.

The Society of Solicitor Advocates (SSA) is embracing software application technology with the launch of a new app. Instruct + allows Solicitors to alert Solicitor Advocates instantly to the need for court cover and work referrals. 

Tom Marshall, PartnerThe system is free to the user and alerts will only go to Solicitor Advocates with the relevant specialism and who are members of the society. The app is being launched today (Tuesday) at the society’s AGM in Edinburgh which will also see the launch of SSA’s new website which will be the platform for managing the app.

No further testing for night noise and vibration to be carried out on Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line

Families who live close to the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line whose lives are being blighted by noise and vibration caused by overnight freight have had hopes for a solution dashed.

The Crown Office has issued a statement concluding that there will be no further prosecutions relating to the death of 14 year old Kaylee McIntosh who died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides in 2007.

An army major has this week been fined £5,000 for his part in the tragic death of the teenager from Fyvie. 52 year old Major George McCallum appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court where he pleaded guilty to charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act which carries no custodial sentence.

City cyclists in a spin over tram accidents

Edinburgh City Council is being criticised for failing to implement recommendations aimed at improving safety for cyclists around the city’s tram routes. This follows revelations that in the first phase of tram works starting in 2009, 74 cyclists suffered falls on Princes Street as a direct result of the tram works with six of these being reported in the first week alone.

An army major has today (Monday) been fined £5,000 after pleading guilty to health and safety charges in relation to the tragic death of 14 year old Kaylee McIntosh from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. Kaylee died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides in 2007.

A Scottish Public Inquiry into the NHS blood scandal has refused an application to take further oral evidence on the issue of statistics. The written decision published Monday 12th November by Lord Penrose follows a procedural hearing at the end of October. The decision states that no further oral evidence will be heard but the Inquiry will take written evidence from a number of witnesses named at the hearing.

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