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.

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Kaylee's Parents Present Trophy in her MemoryThe parents of Army cadet Kaylee McIntosh who died when a seaborne training exercise went horrifically wrong, have honoured their daughter’s memory at a special ceremony at Fyvie Castle.

Clydeport has lost a legal bid to impose a year-long delay on a civil action claiming compensation for the widows of the Flying Phantom tugboat disaster.

Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors Scotland who represents the widows of the three tugmen who died in the tragedy said:

Clydeside Action on Asbestos, pleural plaques victims and their solicitor Frank Maguire Senior Partner of Thompsons Solicitors all welcomed news that Lord Emslie has rejected a bid by insurers to block the Scottish Parliament’s new law confirming the right to compensation of victims of pleural plaques.

The family of drowned Army Cadet Kaylee McIntosh is suing the Army for over half a million pounds after the catastrophic training exercise that cost their daughter her life.

But Kaylee’s mother Lesley said: “The money means absolutely nothing to us.

More than 15 families are looking to the pushchair makers, Maclaren, for compensation after their children had fingertips amputated by the pushchair hinges.

Just last month Maclaren USA recalled over one million pushchairs after it was reported that 12 children had injured themselves with the hinge.

C Diff wins Public Campaign of the Year

C-Diff campaigners, sisters-in-law Michelle Stewart and Helen McGinty picked up the prestigious Public Campaign of the Year title at the Herald Politician of the Year awards, and promptly dedicated it to all the families and friends of the Vale of Leven victims.

Thompsons Solicitors who represent FBU members has just chalked up its third major success in a row.

Chambers the legal directory rates Thompsons, who win over £50m in compensation for clients every year, in their highest category, Band 1.

A girl who became blind after a hospital failed to detect a brain tumour has been awarded £1.5 million in compensation.

The girl, who is now 16, attended the hospital after a fall in 1999 but was sent home after the x-rays were read incorrectly.  A radiologist at the King George Hospital in England failed to spot the benign growth which later led to her losing her sight.  The patient was claiming compensation for the hospital’s negligence which in turn has caused her to lose her sight.

Nurse, Mark Thompson is set to sue the NHS after contracting MRSA in his place of employment.  He is launching a compensation claim for damages against the National Health Service as he considers his health has been destroyed after being infected while working at the hospital.  Compensation is being claimed against the hospital’s negligence.

An elderly farmer was feared drowned after his tractor was swept away in a flood-swollen river in Aberdeenshire.

Sandy Henderson, 80, from Kintore was retired but he took his tractor out to try to rescue a herd of cattle when they became stranded by rising waters as widespread flooding hit the North East of Scotland.
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