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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Paul McIntosh, SolicitorA television engineer crushed by a faulty gate while trying to access a transmitter has been helped to £10,000 compensation by specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons.

An independent review by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh into cosmetic interventions has revealed systematic failings which could have contributed to the scale of the PIP breast implant scandal.

The review published today (Wednesday) highlighted a lack of data in relation to cosmetic procedures and described the PIP implants as a “data free zone”. The review is calling for a register for people who carry out cosmetic procedures to ensure information is more readily available and to enable problems such as those experienced by the PIP victims to be identified more quickly.

Andrew Henderson, PartnerThe families of the victims of the Flying Phantom tug boat deaths have welcomed the announcement that two companies have been indicted for trial at the High Court.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerBereaved parents affected by the Mortonhall baby ash scandal have been dealt another blow as police confirm there will be no criminal prosecutions. 26 complaints were made to the former Lothian and Borders Police after it was revealed that parents had been denied their babies’ ashes following cremation at the Edinburgh crematorium.  It is believed the practice of withholding the ashes for young babies had been in place since the facility opened in the 1960s.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerThompsons Solicitors is today (Wednesday) renewing its calls for a full public inquiry into the baby ash scandal in Scotland. The Scottish Government has announced it intends to review the legislation around cremations in a bid to prevent a repeat of what happened at Mortonhall and other crematoria across the country.

Thompsons Partner, Andrew HendersonSix years on from Greater Glasgow Health Board hospital death, evidence highlights staff operating dialysis equipment still display worrying lack of knowledge.

Scottish women suffering from horrific side affects and agonising pain caused by plastic mesh implants to treat bladder problems are being urged to trust Thompsons to fight their legal battle.

It is thought hundreds of women could be suffering as a result of treatment to support pelvic organs and correct stress incontinence. In the UK more than 14,000 mesh implant procedures are carried out each year.

Specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons have secured a compensation claim of £35,000 for a Unite member following a trip at work. 58 year old Irene Tinto sustained a closed fracture in her leg after tripping over a door mat left folded across a doorway by a cleaner.

A teacher who was hit by a car on his way to work has been awarded compensation totalling almost £20,000.

The victim was walking to a bus stop to travel to school when he was hit from behind by a passing vehicle. He sustained a head injury, fractured collar bone and suffered from anxiety as a result of the accident.

Fashion outlet TK Maxx has paid out compensation to a shopper who was injured while shopping in the chain’s Craigleith store in Edinburgh.

52 year old Anita Meena was looking at clothes when she was struck from behind by a suitcase which had been knocked from a display by another customer. The suitcase had been displayed on a shelf around five feet in height when it fell, landing on her shoulder and neck. Patrick McGuire, Personal Injury SolicitorMrs Meena said it was a huge shock: “I couldn’t believe it when it happened. I was looking for clothes and suddenly a suitcase fell on me. I couldn’t understand what had happened but I was in agony. I already suffered pain in my neck and shoulder so this made it even more difficult for me. The store called an ambulance and I received treatment for tissue damage.”
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