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Thompsons pick up coveted Law Firm of the Year title

Thompsons has secured another three accolades at the coveted Law Awards of Scotland 2013. The firm is delighted to have been named Firm of the Year, Employment Firm of the Year and Solicitor of the Year at the ceremony last night (Thursday) at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel.

Richard Baker MSP has today (Friday) backed calls by the Unite union, supported by Thompsons Solicitors, for an emergency debate in Holyrood on offshore health. The Labour member for the North East region has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament which he will be urging MSPs to support to allow the issue to be discussed as soon as possible.

Chris Gordon, PartnerThompsons Solicitors is backing calls by Unite urging the Scottish Government to support the fast-track of Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) reforms and for an emergency Scottish Parliamentary debate into offshore health and safety following Friday’s fatal helicopter crash.

Chris GordonFamilies of 2009 Super Puma crash offer condolences to families of latest accident victims.

Thompsons Solicitors has opened a free legal advice line for victims of the Shetland helicopter crash. The law firm has been advising victims and trade unions with regards to a fatal accident inquiry following the 2009 Super Puma crash which killed 16 people. The firm is now offering its expertise to the victims of this latest tragedy.

Wednesday 7th August, 6pm at the Douglas Hotel, 43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen

Chris GordonBereaved parents in Aberdeen involved in the recent baby ashes scandal are being urged to attend a public meeting this week.

Public consultation on Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill opens

Patrick McGuire, PartnerLabour MSP Patricia Ferguson is today (Friday) holding a press conference in Glasgow to launch a public consultation on a members’ Bill which aims to radically overhaul Scotland’s controversial FAI system. The Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill aims to create a system for investigating sudden and accidental deaths which is fit for purpose; allowing for a thorough investigation; and subsequently allowing for lessons to be learned from the death.

Thompsons Solicitors open free helpline following asbestos dump at Bingham youth centre

Scotland’s leading law firm dealing with asbestos related disease has opened a free legal advice helpline for families worried about the risks from asbestos dumped near an Edinburgh community centre.

Bereaved parent says council response is ’complete and utter nonsense’

Patrick McGuire, PartnerThompsons Solicitors has described a report published today (Monday) examining the disposal of infant remains at Hazelhead Crematorium as “woefully inadequate”.

The First Minister, the Right Honourable Alex Salmond will tomorrow (Thursday) meet with parents who have been affected by the baby ashes scandal.

A group of parents from across Scotland who were denied the ashes of their deceased babies from crematoria will meet the First Minister to make their case for a public inquiry. The First Minister has agreed to hear first hand in a private meeting the experiences of parents who recently found out that their children’s ashes were scattered or discarded without their knowledge.

Bereaved parents fighting for a public inquiry into the recent baby ashes scandal are to take pictures of their deceased children to the Scottish Parliament in a bid to provoke Ministers into taking action. 

Patrick McGuire, SolicitorParents from the Glasgow Answers for Ashes Parents (GAAP) campaign group have asked MSPs to attend a meeting in the Scottish Parliament being hosted by Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont MSP. Parents from across central Scotland as well as representatives from Mortonhall Ashes Action Committee will speak directly to elected members to make their case for a full public inquiry to investigate the disposal of babies’ ashes from crematoria in Scotland.
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