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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Recently published figures by Health Protection Scotland have shown that the rates of infection from MRSA and C-Diff have dropped in Scotland.    The report has indicated that infections of elderly people caused by C-Diff have fallen to a record low and cases of illness caused by MRSA have also fallen.

A West Sussex secondary school was closed for the day after one of the staff members was involved in a car crash.

It was reported that a member of staff had been involved in a road traffic accident when a car hit a tree on Tuesday evening.  Police officers have appealed for information after the car crash which happened in Saddlescombe Road. Sussex police reported that the crash happened at about 5.45 pm yesterday and left the driver with serious injuries.

Despite criticising the No Win No Fee culture for the past few years and accusing the culture of increasing the cost of medical negligence cases it appears that the NHS are now using this type of funding to their advantage.

Currently the Law states that a Fatal Accident Inquiry cannot be held when a death happens outside of Scotland.  However a mother, whose son drowned whilst on holiday abroad, has urged MSPs to change the law over Fatal Accident Inquiries.

Over the past 5 years The Department of Regional Development has had to pay out more than £3.5 million in compensation as a result of defective roads and footpaths.  The figure includes compensation for both personal injury and damage to vehicles.

A Sikh policeman who was ordered to remove his turban during riot training was awarded £10,000 compensation last week by an employment tribunal.

Sing was awarded £3,500 compensation for indirect racial and religious discrimination and £6,500 compensation for harassment after suffering psychological damage, injury to feelings and personal injury.

A Newlywed couple have sued their wedding photographer for compensation after being disappointed by the photos.  They are suing for breach of contract after viewing the photographs which showed random close-ups of vehicles, guests with their heads chopped off and inattentive guests.

The wedding video was not much better.  It was unedited and shaky and the company had failed to cut out part of the shaky film where the cameraman drops the camera during the church ceremony and is heard swearing. 

A court has ordered a credit card company to wipe a cleaning supervisor’s £8,000 balance – because she was unfairly sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

The landmark legal ruling could open the floodgates for millions of others.

The services of an asbestos charity were last night praised by the Lord Provost, Cllr Bob Winter.  Cllr Winter gave his support to Clydeside Action on Asbestos at the charity’s 25th Anniversary Dinner in the City Chambers, and highlighted the value of the work carried out by the charity.  He said ‘The legacy of the widespread use of asbestos in Glasgow, and throughout Scotland, has resulted in a high incidence of asbestos related disease.  It is vital that people have support following their diagnosis, and have access to the information that they need to deal with it.  Clydeside Action on Asbestos has provided this help for 25 years to the great benefit of sufferers.’ Following the dinner, Cllr Winter officially presented the awards being given to people who have shown support and dedication to asbestos sufferers.  Councillor Philip Braat and Bailie Gordon Matheson were awarded an Honorary Membership to Clydeside Action on Asbestos for their commitment to those with an asbestos related disease.  Councillor Braat stated “I am delighted to receive this award.  It is important to the City of Glasgow that such a professional service is available and I fully support their cause.”

At first glance, the Holiday Village in Sarigerme appears the perfect family holiday spot with scenic views and plenty of activities on offer.  However for approximately 700 unlucky people, it would be holiday that they would remember for all the wrong reasons.

The holidaymakers are claiming compensation for the pain and suffering they endured as a result of the stomach bugs as well as compensation for the loss of the enjoyment of their holiday.
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