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

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.

An army major has today (Friday) pleaded 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.

April deadline set to register for Group Litigation Order 

Scottish women will have until 8th April 2013 to register to make a claim as part of a group litigation order for faulty PIP breast implants. With a deadline now set Thompsons Solicitors, which is acting for hundreds of Scottish victims is urging all women who have been affected by the health scandal to get in touch and get the expert advice they need.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerAward winning solicitors Thompsons is urging Scots to plan ahead this month and make a Will. November is ‘Make a Will Month’ and Thompsons will be teaming up with Will Aid to raise money for charity whilst offering its professional Will writing service for free.

Thompsons Solicitors will be giving its full support to Scotland’s footballers this weekend as they take part in the Coalfields Home Internationals in Sunderland.

Following the Coalfields Midnight League Finals at the beginning of October, the winning team Newbattle and runners up Musselburgh will travel to Sunderland to play England and Wales’ equivalent winning teams from coalfields areas in Saturday’s tri-nation tournament.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerThe founder of the French firm responsible for a global health scare involving sub standard breast implants has been released from jail after spending eight months incarcerated for unpaid bail charges.

Indications from today’s hearing suggest no further evidence will be taken

A Scottish Public Inquiry into the NHS blood scandal has said it will stop short of producing a definitive figure relating to the number of people infected. That was the conclusion today (Monday) from the Penrose Inquiry into Hepatitis C and HIV infection from blood and blood products used by the NHS. An additional hearing was set up to decide if further evidence on the issue of statistics was required, but indications by Lord Penrose suggest no further oral evidence will be taken.

Excavation work begins on Dalgety Bay radiation

Patrick McGuireThompsons Solicitors has set up a free advice line in response to concerns over radioactive waste found on a Fife beach. Work has started this week to excavate the waste which was first discovered 20 years ago on a beach in Dalgety Bay.

Tom Marshall"In determining the return to be expected from the investment of a sum awarded as damages for future patrimonial loss in an action for personal injury the court shall... take into account such rate of return as may from time be prescribed..." (Damages Act 1996 section 1(1)). The rate currently prescribed in both Scotland and England & Wales is 2.5%. This rate has been prescribed since 2002. The intention is that the injured party will be able to invest the sum awarded for future losses, drawing down the annual amount needed to meet the particular losses, for the entire period, usually the remainder of the injured person's life, leaving nothing at the end of the period.

News Release from Thompsons Solicitors Scotland - For immediate release

Patrick McGuire, PartnerThe European Commission has announced proposals for new rules around the use of medical devices and in vitro medical devices including PiP breast implants and metal on metal hip replacements.
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