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 Solicitors Scotland
Thompsons Solicitors Scotland

 Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors Scotland announce a new, imaginative and fun way to secure a summer internship with “Law Idol: the no win no fee internship”, a competition open to all Scottish, college and University students with the winner landing a 2 month paid internship at one of their Scottish offices. The prize itself is an extremely prestigious one given Thompsons’ reputation and track record of winning high profile awards such as Law Firm of the Year 2009 and Frank Maguire as Solicitor of the Year in 2010 at the annual Law Awards; while the competition is a fresh and modern take on the interview process that should grab the imagination of the Scottish student population.

   The competition will involve students preparing a blog post on the subjects of No Win No Fee, Accidents at Work or Car Accidents; something that Thompsons specialise in and deal with on a day to day basis.  After selecting the semi-finalists which will be the 20 best blog posts, law Idol will work on the premise that the students use their social networking skills to gain votes on the blog post they submit.

The 20 semi-finalists can gain votes via 3 different channels including:

•    Digging the post on, which merits 3 votes;•    Retweeting the post on Twitter, which merits 2 votes and•    Liking and commenting on Facebook which merits 1 vote.

The 5 blog posts with the most votes then proceed to the final and the ultimate winner will be decided by the votes they attract for a video they prepare on “why I should win the no win no fee internship”Thompsons aim for Law Idol is to give students the experience of what it is like to work for one of Scotland’s top Personal Injury Law Firms. Also Thompsons wish to create open relationships with colleges and Universities to facilitate the growth and personal development of their students in a corporate setting.

Patrick McGuire, partner at Thompsons says “The competition is designed to be fun.  It will hopefully get people talking and that will mean that we get a lot of high quality entries.  There is also a serious side to this.  We are pleased to be offering students at colleges and Universities up and down Scotland the opportunity to demonstrate their talents in a multitude of fields through a variety of disciplines. In an economic climate with few opportunities the Law Idol competition opens doors to a highly competitive industry. I wish all the entrants the best of luck.”


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