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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In January 2009, Jason MacIntrye, a professional cyclist from Fort William was knocked over and tragically killed by a pick-up truck while out training on his bike.

The Olympian’s widow was disgusted by the £500 fine handed to the van’s driver for careless driving.

It has been nearly 3 years since the Christmas savings firm collapsed leaving thousands of families’ holiday preparations in ruins.

At that time, Thompsons Compensation Claim Solicitors, who offer a free legal advice service to Trade Union members, were inundated with calls asking for help and advice from people with hundreds of pounds invested in the Christmas hamper scheme.

Victims of a child abuse scandal at a council run residential home will receive £20,000 compensation for their ordeals.

20 former residents were identified as victims in a report carried out by the council. It was alleged that they were assaulted whilst they stayed at Merkland Children’s Home in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.  Dumfries and Galloway Council, who ran the home have agreed to pay the victims compensation.



A council worker has won £10,544 in compensation and got his job back after a Tribunal ruled he was unfairly dismissed for failing to tell his bosses that he suffered from a bad back.

Joseph McCormick was hired by East Dunbartonshire Council to collect rubbish for recycling in February 2005.  

Three former army recruits injured in an RAF helicopter crash in which three others died have launched a bid for compensation.  An inquest is to be held on the 5th October into the three deaths arising out of the accident.  A Royal Air Force Inquiry started following the crash but was halted after a police investigation into the crash commenced.

After campaigning for over a year, Thompsons Scotland Solicitors and the C-Diff Justice Group will at last see the start of the Public Inquiry into the deaths at the Vale of Leven Hospital.  A total of 55 people developed C-Diff and 18 people died after the outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital  in December 2007.

In an echo of the story reported on the Thompsons website on 7 August 2009, a shop assistant from Dumbarton who claimed she was fired for being pregnant, was yesterday awarded £8600 compensation at an employment tribunal.

The compensation was awarded on the back of complaints by Edyta Sutula that there was an instant difference in attitude toward her from her bosses following her giving notice that she was expecting.

Thompsons Solicitors won recognition as Scotland’s top legal firm in the  prestigious Law Awards of Scotland 2009, organised by The Firm legal magazine.

Senior Partner Frank Maguire accepted the Award at a glittering ceremony attended by the cream of the legal profession at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on September 17.

FBU’s lawyers’ Thompsons Solicitors won recognition as Scotland’s top legal firm in the prestigious Law Awards of Scotland 2009, organised by The Firm legal magazine.

Thompsons won the Law Firm of the Year title, the top award in the profession’s ‘Oscars’, in the face of intense competition from other practices across Scotland.
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