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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Please be assured that during the current COVID-19 outbreak, myself and the wider team at Thompsons are still working as normal for all our clients and making good progress on individual cases.  However, I understand that during these unsettling times you may have concerns and queries about your personal case and circumstances.  Please don’t hesitate to talk to me directly on the details below.

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Before pursuing his legal career, Bruce worked in the Post Office where he became an elected official in the UCW (Union of Communication Workers). His experience as a trade union official with employment and health and safety issues prompted his decision to study law. He has worked exclusively in the field of personal injury and health and safety since his legal career began and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law.

Bruce has been with the firm since June 1996, starting as a trainee solicitor. He was appointed a Partner in 2004.

Bruce has specialised in pursuing cases for industrial accidents and disease, and has a wide experience in acting for injured parties across various industries. His particular specialism is in industrial diseases.  Bruce has represented miners, and the families of deceased miners, suffering from occupational respiratory disease and vibration white finger.  He continues to act for workers across all industries suffering from industrial diseases such as vibration related injuries (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, HAVS, Vibration White Finger, VWF, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, CTS) and deafness.

He continues to act for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Scotland and represents Scottish miners in test case litigation brought against the former British Coal for osteoarthritis of the knee (Miners' Knee).  The litigation awaits hearing before the Court of Appeal in the new year.  

In 2010 Bruce became a Solicitor Advocate, gaining rights of audience to the Supreme Courts in Scotland.  He works in the firm's Lung Disease Department where he represents, as Solicitor Advocate, workers and their families who suffer as a consequence of their exposure to asbestos.  

Bruce has trained at an advanced advocacy course with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).  He is a member of APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), an Association dedicated to promoting the interests of accident victims and the improvement of services provided by the personal injury lawyer.


Thompsons has produced a video which explores the terrible legacy of asbestos. In it Bruce and other members of the asbestos claims team explain how affected workers can claim compensation following diagnosis of an asbestos disease. 



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