scotland

Legal services reform continues

by Thompsons Solicitors June 8, 2012 Law

The Scottish Government has introduced new regulations aimed at modernising the way in which legal firms are run in Scotland. The move follows similar changes that have already taken place in England and Wales. At the moment only solicitors can own law firms in Scotland, and only solicitors can form partnerships with other solicitors. This, […]

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Mountaineering Accidents

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Law

Mountaineering is a sport enjoyed by many people due to the challenge it provides, the stunning scenery and nature. However, it is a dangerous sport and the chance of sustaining a personal injury on a climb is high. Recent news reports have stated that many mountaineers are not prepared for the risks of personal injury […]

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Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

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How to stay safe when mountain climbing

by Legal Author December 7, 2010 Law

Hill walking and mountaineering is very popular in Scotland and people come from all over the world to climb the Munros. However, even experienced climbers can get into difficulties especially when there is unexpected bad weather and problems with equipment. If you have suffered a personal injury when mountaineering which was not you fault, you […]

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Airbag injuries in car accidents

by Legal Author November 9, 2010 Law

An airbag is a safety device which is supposed to protect us in a case of a car accident, yet it can cause injuries, usually relatively mild, but in some occassions the injuries may be quite severe. Activated air bags can inflict severe eye injuries, including blindness, even in minor car accidents. Other injuries include […]

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Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

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Why use seat belts?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

It is a well known fact that using a seat belt in a car is directly linked to likelihood of staying alive in the case of a car accident and to the prevention of a long-term disability caused by the gained injuries. However, in numerous cases both drivers and other passengers in the car choose […]

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Miner Celebrities

by Thompsons Solicitors October 19, 2010 Law

I was moved to tears this week watching footage of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for 69 days being reunited with their loved ones, their liberty and their country. As someone who deals in health and safety law I was heartened to hear the president of Chile claim that he would launch […]

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Lengths Insurance Companies will go to avoid paying compensation

by Thompsons Solicitors October 19, 2010 Law

I never cease to be amazed by the lengths to which insurance companies will go to avoid paying compensation, particularly to victims of asbestos exposure, many of whom are terminally ill with deadly cancers like mesothelioma. A consortium of insurance companies is already mounting a legal challenge to a law which the Scottish Government passed […]

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Welcome to YouBlawg

by Legal Author August 7, 2010 Blawg

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