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Thompsons win Law Firm of the Year 2017 – Agriculture & Farming Law


Mark Jackson

We are pleased to announce that we have won Law Firm of the Year 2017 in the Finance Monthly Legal Awards in the category Agricultural & Farming Law.

Details of the services we provide in this area can be found here.

If you have such a query please contact us – we would be happy to assist.

Thompsons Solicitors. Experience. Integrity. Results.

Do you suffer from hearing loss?


Mark Jackson

logoIf you’ve been exposed to excessive levels of noise in the course of your employment, and have difficulty with your hearing, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Many jobs and workplaces require employees to work in environments where noise levels and patterns are potentially hazardous to hearing. As stated above employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with adequate protection against this noise. If this protection is missing or flawed, the result can be serious and long-lasting damage to hearing and can result in noise induced hearing loss, also referred to as industrial deafness, for which you may claim compensation.

We have been dealing with noise induced hearing loss  and tinnitus claims for some time and have considerable expertise in this area. We have pursued claims against the Police, Prison Service and Ministry of Defence on behalf of former and current personnel.  We have also successfully pursued claims against employers engaged in manufacturing or other trades that employ noisy processes or use noisy machinery.

If you think you may have a claim for noise induced hearing loss and/or tinnitus please contact us to discuss how to proceed.

Thompsons Solicitors. Experience. Integrity. Results.

Farming or Agricultural Law Query?


Mark Jackson

AwardDo you have an agricultural law query or need legal advice on a farming matter?

We act for farmers and landowners throughout Northern Ireland dealing with legal matters in connection with farming and rural affairs.  In 2016, we won Law Firm of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards in the category Agricultural Law.

Details of the services we provide in this area can be found here.

If you have such a query please contact us – we would be happy to assist.

Thompsons Solicitors. Experience. Integrity. Results.


Thompsons Solicitors participates in Will Aid 2015


Mark Jackson

Will Aid Participating Solicitor graphic size 206x84We are pleased to announce that we are once again participating in Will Aid.

We will waive our fee for drawing up a basic Will and instead invite our clients to donate to the Will Aid group of charities. The suggested minimum donation is £95 for a single basic Will and £150 for mirror Wills.

The money raised is shared by the nine Will Aid charities and is used to transform the lives of people in the UK and around the world.

Will Aid has raised over £15 million since its launch over 25 years ago and an estimated £95 million has been pledged as legacies by people making their Will through the scheme. The campaign is proud to have helped more than 275,000 people to write a proper Will with a professional solicitor.

Having an up to date and properly written Will is the only way to be sure that your money and possessions will be distributed according to your wishes. It is also the only certain way to avoid difficulties for your relatives and friends after your death. By making a Will with Will Aid you will be protecting your loved ones’ future and helping to raise money to support the vital work of the Will Aid charities.

Full details of how it works can be found by clicking here or clicking on the Will Aid logo above.

Alternatively please feel free to contact us for further information.

Thompsons successful in asbestosis claim


Mark Jackson

Thompsons SolicitorsWe recently acted for a client in connection with a claim for asbestosis.

Our client had been employed as an electrician at a local power station but had retired in the early 1990’s.  He later developed chest symptoms and ultimately, following our involvement, was diagnosed with minimal asbestosis. Fortunately this has very little impact on his day to day life or life expectancy – he is now in his late 70’s. However we were able to successfully negotiate settlement in the sum of £25,000.00 on his behalf.

If you believe you suffer from chest symptoms (pleural plaques, asbestosis or asthma) as a result of your employment, or have had a diagnosis made, we have the experience to guide and advise you in pursuing a claim. Please contact us for initial advice.