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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And to help the Courts determine who should be held accountable every company should be required to have a named individual as the Health and Safety director.

The demand for these changes to current legislation is being made by Patrick McGuire of Thompsons Solicitors in Glasgow.

A Cumbernauld woman who suffered a serious hand injury at work was today (Thurs May 19) awarded £150,000 compensation by a jury at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Noreen Carmichael (34) lost parts of four fingers while working on an unguarded moving machine at Isola Werke in 2000. She subsequently lost her job and suffers severe restriction of use of her dominant right hand.

That was the claim made today (Tuesday April 19) by Patrick McGuire of Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland’s leading personal injury specialists.

Speaking at the Scottish TUC conference in Dundee, Mr McGuire called for a change in Scots civil law to allow employees to receive full legal costs in the case of a successful action including a payment to their union to cover the costs of insuring the action.

The Scottish Executive should seize the chance to introduce a straight forward crime of Industrial Homicide to ensure companies are brought to account when fatal accidents happen.

That was the appeal made today (Monday April 18) by Frank Maguire, one of the country’s leading personal injury lawyers, speaking at the Scottish TUC conference in Dundee.

Insurers have failed in their attempt to evade responsibility for compensating thousands of victims of asbestos exposure according to a landmark judgment in a test case announced today in the English High Court.

Norwich Union and British Shipbuilders challenged the right of people exposed to asbestos to claim compensation for pleural plaques, scarring of the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. The judge rejected their argument that pleural plaques should not be compensated.
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