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.

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A mum’s terrifying skid on black ice could lead to her local council being sued by dozens of drivers who crashed in Livingston, West Lothian, on the same day.

The Telegraph's legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors explains why he and many of his colleagues believe that lawyers have to do more than just use existing laws. On occasion they have to campaign to make sure ineffective laws are changed to deliver real justice.

The Telegraph's legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors exposes the lie that we are following America's lead and becoming a 'compensation culture', and he warns employees not to be put off filing a claim for injuries sustained in workplace accidents.

Families of the victims of the C-Diff outbreak at Vale of Leven Hospital have welcomed the support of the Scottish Parliament's influential Public Petitions Committee for their call for an immediate public inquiry.

The Petitions Committee held a special session in John Wheatley College in Easterhouse, Glasgow on Tuesday January 27, and heard evidence from relatives whose loved ones were among the 18 victims of the outbreak.

Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire, Senior Partner with Thompsons Solicitors welcomed the news that the Scottish Government is to introduce a bill to reverse the House of Lords recent Judgment on pleural plaques.

The provisions of the Bill would take effect from the date of the Judgment.

Gillian Marles, Presenter of Good Morning Scotland opening comments:

Now, for years Hepatitis C sufferers in Scotland have been demanding a public inquiry into how they may have contracted the condition from contaminated blood products. For years they've been told by Ministers that a public inquiry is not justified. But the lawyer representing over a hundred patients, Frank Maguire, argues there will be a public inquiry and soon. I spoke to him earlier and asked him to explain his assertion.

The families of Scots who died after contracting hepatitis C from infected blood transfusions have launched a legal challenge for a public inquiry into the deaths.

Thompsons Scotland raised the action on behalf of relatives of three victims after Scottish ministers refused their request for an inquiry. The action is hoped to force ministers to order a public inquiry into how infected blood, some taken from prisoners in American jails, was used to treat patients in the NHS.

The families' legal representatives last night criticised the proposed powers of the inquiry and warned they are considering further court action to force the UK Government to co-operate fully by setting up a joint Scottish/UK inquiry.

Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire, of Thompsons Solicitors who represents the families of the two victims whose deaths from infected NHS blood supplies sparked the Inquiry, and many other blood supply and transfusion victims said:

Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire, Senior Partner of Thompsons Solicitors has welcomed a ruling by Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, that gives Scottish Ministers just five weeks to announce details of a public inquiry into the deaths of two people from Hepatitis C contracted through NHS blood products.

Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire, Thompsons Senior Partner defended the European Convention on Human Rights, in a letter to the Editor of the Herald Newspaper which read:

Human rights exist to look after our interestsI read with interest the contribution by Stephen Naysmith on the Scottish Human Rights Commission ("Fair play will see us right", The Herald Society, December 16).
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