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The latest news and features from Minster Law and the related industries.

Motorcyclist to return to good function following extensive rehabilitation

Thursday 29th July 2021

While riding his motorbike through the village of Tydd Gote, Cambridgeshire, in October 2018 a 52-year-old medical engineer became involved in a life-altering collision. It was shortly after 7pm on a Wednesday evening when the Suzuki GSF motorcycle he was riding collided with a car as it turned right out of a junction crossing into…

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VIDEO: Sharing real stories – Mike Hodgskin’s rehabilitation journey

Wednesday 12th August 2020

A life altering accident left Mike Hodgskin needing to relearn how to move, stand and walk. Mike doesn’t remember the events of the accident which changed the lives of himself and his family. On July 19 2019 he was riding his motorcycle on a road he typically rides on when a car pulled directly in…

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Minster Law solicitor uses military expertise to secure six figure settlement for RAF Corporal

Friday 24th April 2020

Experience in handling military cases and securing a specialist team with military knowledge helped Minster Law associate solicitor Philip Austick to get the best result for his client. In early 2016 an RAF corporal was traveling towards York on the A64 when a vehicle traveling in the other direction crossed the centre line and collided…

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Minster Law secures six figure settlement for amputee client

Friday 3rd April 2020

The accident circumstances and injuries Our client was a motorcyclist that was overtaking at a junction, when the Defendant pulled out to his right hand side. He subsequently left the carriageway and collided with a tree which then knocked him unconscious and had life-changing consequences. The accident left our client with multiple injuries, the most…

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Case study: Minster Law secures liability and six-figure settlement for elderly man in car accident

Thursday 26th March 2020

The accident circumstances and injuries Our client was driving his car when the accident took place. As our client was driving along a stretch of road, a vehicle tried to turn right from an exit without giving way, which caused a serious collision. Our client was left very shocked and upset after the accident but…

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Case study: Minster Law secures seven figure sum for driver who sustained injuries in a head on collision

Thursday 19th March 2020

The accident circumstances and injuries Our client was driving with his wife and two of his children when a vehicle driving in the opposite direction crossed onto our client’s side of the road and collided with his car. Our client’s car was pushed off of the road and subsequently dropped into a ditch. The accident…

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Supporting our Vulnerable Road Users

Monday 3rd December 2018

Minster Law is an advocate for Vulnerable Road Users and has delivered award-winning initiatives. Find out more about the people we’ve helped through our initiatives:

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Early assessment key to getting Richard the rehabilitation he needed after his road traffic accident

Monday 23rd April 2018

When Richard Holdstock severely injured his right arm in a car accident five years ago, he never anticipated how much his life could be affected as a result. However, with the help of the team at Minster Law, an early assessment of his injuries enabled him to quickly access rehabilitation and therapy services, allowing him…

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The personal impact of Personal Injury Reforms

Thursday 5th April 2018

A retired woman from Dorset, who faced 10 months of pain following a car accident that wasn’t her fault, could have received over £3,000 less than her actual settlement if the government’s proposed reforms to personal injury compensation become law. The tariffs are part of a raft of proposed reforms to personal injury claims for…

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Catching up with our clients: Graham Butcher, six years on

Monday 5th March 2018

Our solicitors and claims handlers work really closely with our serious injury clients, often forming strong relationships which in some instances, continue even after a claim is settled. Six years ago, Graham Butcher was involved in a motorcycle accident when a large agricultural vehicle turned into his path. Graham suffered a number of serious injuries…

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Amputee motorcyclist swaps two wheels for four in prestigious motorsport series

Wednesday 20th December 2017

When Stuart Gibbs lost his left leg as a result of a motorbike accident in 2012, he never imagined that less than five years later, he’d be fulfilling a life-long dream to compete on the racetrack in a prestigious motorsport series. The determined 47-year-old has now overcome adversity to complete his debut season in the…

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Motorist suffers unnecessary emotional trauma during ‘straightforward’ personal injury claim

Monday 18th December 2017

Defendant’s continued denial of liability significantly prolongs case When Mrs Probets was involved in a minor road traffic accident, her personal injury claim should have been straightforward and relatively quick to settle. However, complications during the course of her claim, including the other driver denying any responsibility, caused significant and unnecessary delays in the process…

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Biker benefits from understanding approach

Thursday 28th September 2017

Making a personal injury claim can be daunting for many people but particularly, if like Minster Law client Mark Gibbs, you’re dyslexic and dread facing a raft of paperwork and legal jargon. Our experienced team knows that understanding the challenges our clients face and helping them understand the complexities of their case in uncomplicated language…

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Motorcyclist reminds other motorists to stay vigilant this Spring

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Leicestershire biker’s poignant message coincides with the start of the new motorcycling season As we officially welcome the longer days and lighter nights of the British Summer Time, a Leicestershire motorcyclist is urging other motorists to stay vigilant of the increasing number of motorcycles on the road. The milder weather historically encourages more recreational motorcyclists…

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Celebrity confession provides welcome spotlight on PTSD

Friday 9th December 2016

West Yorkshire man speaks about the effect of the illness on his life In the week that Lady Gaga shone the international news spotlight on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a 26-year-old former Electrical Test Engineer from West Yorkshire has opened up about his experience with the illness. Mr Walker from Bradford was diagnosed with…

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Injured biker welcomes Brake Road Safety Week campaign aimed at changing driver behaviour

Friday 25th November 2016

Brake Road Safety Week – 21-27 November 2016 A motorcyclist who was left with severe injuries and facing the prospect of losing his foot after a collision with a car is backing Brake Road Safety Week’s ‘Make the Brake Pledge’ campaign. The charity is encouraging drivers, passengers and other road users to think twice about…

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Mr Uddin

Minster Law successfully supports driver duped by fraudulent firm

Friday 11th November 2016

An unintentionally uninsured driver, who was duped by a fraudulent insurance firm, has ended four years of worry and uncertainty after Minster Law successfully defended his case. Mr Iftikhar Uddin, 40, was completely unaware that the car insurance paperwork he held was invalid, until he was involved in a collision in December 2012. The Yardley…

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Yorkshire biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding season

Wednesday 6th April 2016

When Yorkshire biker, Jean, was struck by a car five years ago, she felt almost as devastated at the thought of losing her motorcycle as she was at the news that she had lost part of her left leg after having an above-the-knee amputation. The now 49-year-old saw her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and the lifestyle that…

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Former police officer spearheads biker safety campaign

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Norfolk resident Graham Butcher was riding his motorcycle on the A10 Lynn Road in Kings Lynn four years ago when he was hit by another driver who failed to see him. The 33-year-old former police officer is now urging other motorists to look out for motorcycles on the road by spearheading a biker awareness campaign…

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Freddy Lindup backs biker awareness campaign despite his own phobia

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Oswestry resident, Freddy Lindup was left injured and unemployed following a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist. The 27-year-old is now encouraging other road users to be more vigilant of motorcyclists by supporting Minster Law’s biker awareness campaign. Freddy was riding along the same route he routinely took to work when a motorist failed to…

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