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Jonathan Howat
Accident Team | Medical Negligence Team
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About Jonathan

Jonathan is the partner who manages the Medical Negligence team. After completing his diploma in professional legal practice in 2014, Jonathan joined Thompsons. He worked in both the Union and Private Accident Teams dealing with reparation claims for injured parties before moving over to head up our Medical Negligence Team.

His time at Thompsons has been very rewarding and has allowed him to help people when they have needed it most. This includes helping families who suffered as a direct consequence of the Clutha and Bin Lorry disasters in Glasgow. His move into Medical Negligence allowed him to continue this work with his involvement for those impacted by the negligent practices of the disgraced surgeon, Prof Eljamel.

In addition to his case work, Jonathan is also the training partner at Thompsons.


Jonathan regularly deals with cases in the Court of Session and the All Scotland Personal Injury court in Edinburgh. He has also represented clients in Summary Cause proceedings in various local Sheriff Courts in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

He has experience in many different types of claims, including those for medical negligence, accidents at work, stress at work, road traffic accidents, public liability accidents and offshore accidents. In addition, he has represented clients making claims for family members who have suffered fatal accidents and regularly makes applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Motor Insurers Bureau.

What Clients Say About Jonathan

I am very impressed with the service I received from Thompsons Solicitors, in particular with the support I received from Mr Jonathan Howat. – Mrs E Ross

Jonathan does his job well. I felt he was very helpful and kept me updated on the progress of my claim. He provided advice + direction on what to do as I was not familiar with the process. I would recommend Jonathan to family and friends. – Miss A Donnelly

An amazing service! No “concern” was too minimal for Jonathan and he explained each step of the process in great detail. I found his attitude and approach very professional. He was always courteous and reassuring. – Mrs A MacKechnie

The service was excellent! Not just because of the result but because Mr Howat always kept us up to date with our daughters case and he spoke in a language we understood rather than just legal. He worked extremely fast and we feel like he gave us great advice. Very happy with his work, very happy!!! – Mr & Mrs Robertson

Jonathan Howat was always a great help when it came to dealing with my claim. He kept in contact often ensuring I knew what was happening. Great advice was given and I am very happy with the outcome. – Miss Campbell


Bachelor of Laws, University of Strathclyde, 2013

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Strathclyde, 2014

Professional Memberships and Activities

Notary Public, 2016



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