Thompsons is Scotland’s leading law firm campaigning on health and safety issues. So we’re absolutely delighted to be teaming up with road safety charity BRAKE to engage young people throughout Scotland on safe driving. We’ll be taking the message into schools across the country, working to cut the number of young lives needlessly cut short and prevent life-changing serious injuries.
Thompsons partner Andrew Henderson is head of the Firm’s Serious and Fatal Injuries Unit. His team of lawyers represent 31 Clutha victims caught up in the tragedy when a police helicopter crashed on to the Clutha pub in Glasgow city centre on November 29th last year.
For immediate releaseMy name is Patrick McGuire, I'm a partner with Thompsons Solicitors and the lawyer representing the families at this inquiry which examined events at the Vale of Leven Hospital during the outbreak of C. Difficile that began 2007.
Thompsons Solicitors are pleased to announce that David Martyn and Roz Galloway have been promoted to Associates. David within the firm’s employment department and Roz with the firm’s Aberdeen Office. Both Roz and David began as trainees with Thompsons, David in 2009 and Roz in 2006.
Thompsons were contacted by a concerned mum after her ten year old daughter was injured cycling near her home in Dumbarton. Many of the roads near the child’s house had recently been made by a building contractor and were in a poor state of repair having not been finished properly. The little girl lost control of her bike on a badly maintained section of tarmac.
As Scotland’s leading employment lawyers Thompsons regularly represent people who have suffered discrimination in the workplace. We will always fight against any type of unfair treatment against workers by their bosses. The firm recently won a significant case on behalf of a man who’s employer discriminated against him due to a disability which prevented him from reading properly. As Derick MacLean from Thompson explains to The Herald Newspaper this was a very important case to win.
A Thompsons client who works for his local council has won a huge compensation award after he sustained life threatening injuries in an accident at work. He was driving a recycling vehicle which had lifting arms to mechanically lift bins and tip their contents into the body of the vehicle. The lifting arms were operated by use of handheld controls.
Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland’s leading employment law specialists, have always been at the fore-front of defending the employment rights of men and women across the country. Often working in tandem with the trade union movement Thompsons have an unsurpassed record in holding bosses to account and making sure that employees rights are upheld. An excellent example of this is the recent case of Alan Blue who needed Thompsons help after he was dismissed by the Food Standards Agency.
Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland’s leading health and safety law firm, has long campaigned for improvements to the countries Fatal Accident Inquiry system. No case highlights deficiencies in the current system more than the tragic sinking of the Flying Phantom. The tug boat sank in the river Clyde in December 2007 and 3 crew members lost their lives. But as yet there has still been no FAI into these tragic circumstances. The Crown Office mounted a criminal prosecution of the boat’s owners and the port authority Clydeport over what they said were breaches of Health and Safety Law. As Clydeport went to the High Court in Edinburgh to plead guilty to the charges against them, Andrew Henderson, a partner with Thompsons who represented the families of the men spoke to BBC online about the case and the need for urgent reform of the FAI system.
Thompsons Solicitors Scotland have an unmatched record when it comes to campaigning for justice on behalf of families across Scotland. The cases where we represent parents caught up in the Baby Ashes Scandals are a very good example of this. Lawyers from Thompsons led by Patrick McGuire and Lindsay Bruce are acting on behalf of hundreds of parents across Scotland who are seeking justice and answers from the authorities. An important part of this campaign is working with the media to ensure that people’s stories are heard. That’s why Thompsons is very happy to work with newspapers like the Glasgow Evening Times. Lindsay Bruce along with Mums and Dads from Glasgow met with the Times to tell their story.