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

 

Intention to legislate comes on fifth anniversary of Flying Phantom disaster

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.

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