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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.

Thompsons Solicitors act in purchase of local pharmacy


Mark Jackson

Thompsons SolicitorsWe recently acted in the purchase of a local pharmacy business in Comber.  We would take this opportunity to congratulate our client, Nisco Healthcare Limited, on its successful acquisition of Parker Pharmacy and wish it well for the future. Details of their introductory offers can be found at

We dealt with all the legal aspects of the transaction on behalf of our client including the purchase of the business and assets, the transfer of existing employees and the taking of a new lease.

If you are interested in buying or selling a business, whether a company, partnership or sole trader, we have the expertise to guide and assist you. Please contact us for further information or an informal initial discussion on 028 91 811652 or

Thompsons Solicitors successful in complex medical negligence claim


Mark Jackson

logoWe recently acted in a complex medical negligence claim arising out of an injury which occurred during the birth of the claimant. The claim was brought against a local hospital and involved complex medical issues. We successfully negotiated settlement in the sum of £200,000.00 which was approved by the Court.

If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, or dental negligence, we have the experience to guide and advise you in pursuing a claim. Please contact us for initial advice.

Thompsons Solicitors Northern Ireland participates in Will Aid 2014


Mark Jackson

Will Aid Participating Solicitor graphic size 206x84Thompsons Solicitors are pleased to announce they will once again be participating in Will Aid.

Since 1988, Will Aid has enabled the legal profession to raise over £15 million for charity and, in turn, helped to change the lives of vulnerable people in the UK and around the world. In addition, when they write their Wills many people take the opportunity to pledge legacies to good causes.

Use a local solicitor who has signed up to Will Aid and you can enjoy the added feel-good factor of supporting nine leading UK charities. Instead of paying your solicitor’s fee, you will be invited to make a donation to charity. Suggested minimum donation is £95 for a basic Will and £150 for a pair of basic mirror Wills. The campaign is proud to have helped more than 275,000 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.

Make a Will Fortnight for NI Hospice


Mark Jackson

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in Make a Will Fortnight to help raise funds for NI Hospice.

From 17 March 2014 to 28 March 2014, Thompsons Solicitors will prepare basic Wills without charging our normal fee. Instead, to raise as much money as possible for NI Hospice, we will ask clients to make a donation to NI Hospice.

Make or update your Will and you will gain peace of mind from knowing that you have protected your family and loved ones for the future as well as giving money to help people in need of the services of NI Hospice.

It is extremely important to seek qualified and professional expertise when making a Will.  So don’t put it off any longer. Phone 028 91 811652 or email us at to arrange an appointment.

We provide a full range of legal services in addition to drafting and preparing Wills.  See our website for details at

Make a Will Fortnight Poster – NIH & NICH