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 have hailed government plans to halt the ‘claw back’ of compensation paid to asbestos sufferers by Turner & Newall Trust as a victory for justice.

Thompsons, acting for Unite the Union, helped persuade the government to change the law and prevent lump sum compensation payments made under the Pneumoconiosis Workers Compensation Act (PWCA) 1979 from being taken back from those who also receive a payment from a T&N Trust.

A task force of experts has been instructed to examine a possible change in the way patients could obtain compensation from the NHS.

Medical Negligence claims currently require the victim’s solicitor to prove that the problem was caused by the NHS or its staff, that they had a legal responsibility to prevent the problem occurring and that there was clinical negligence.

Compensation experts Thompsons Solicitors have welcomed the decision of the Court of Appeal in England in Copley v Lawn and Maden v Haller. This is likely to be followed in Scotland.

Partner Patrick McGuire, who manages Thompsons Legal Expenses Department welcomed the judgment as:

Thompsons have welcomed news that a study is to be conducted by the Scottish Prison Service into the prevalence of inmates.

Similar studies in the United States have proved valuable learning tools into the prevention of future spread of the disease, as well as being a pathway to better care management solutions for those involved in the study.

The government’s decision to restrict compensation payments to people infected with hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusions has been described as “sadly lacking in understanding and compassion”.

"It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that humanitarian impulses have come a bad second to Treasury constraints."

The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he highlights the issue of  swine flu.

The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he highlights the issue of fatal accident inquiries, and the fact it can often take years before an inquiry is held, if ever.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Government have a duty to provide proper equipment and medical facilities for soldiers in war zones.

The decision comes on the back of the death from heatstroke of Private Jason Smith a member of the Territorial Army from Hawick, who died in Iraq in 2003. 

Thompsons Solicitors’ Aberdeen office hosted a major press conference for clients Derek and Lesley McIntosh to give their reaction to the findings of a fatal accident inquiry into their daughter Kaylee’s death.

The press conference generated extensive media coverage in newspapers, radio and TV all of whom reported the fact that the family accused the Army of murdering their daughter, and called for criminal proceedings against all those entrusted with the care of 14-year old Kaylee.

The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he dispels some the myths surrounding whiplash injuries and spells out your rights to claim compensation if you are injured in this way.

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