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

Minster Law tees off to support Pinderfields Spinal Unit Recreational Fund

Tuesday 8th October 2019

We teamed up with S.U.R.F (Spinal Unit Recreational Fund), a charity which operates at Pinderfields Spinal Injury Unit to host a golf day on 19 September at Normanton Golf Club. The golf day, initiated by Joanne Poynton, a Solicitor in our Serious Injury department is part of the partnership with the charity which aims to…

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Reform Ready law firms can thrive – Minster Law CEO

Monday 30th September 2019

Law firms can be successful and profitable after government reforms to personal injury are implemented in 2020, according to Shirley Woolham, CEO of Minster Law. Speaking to 250 legal professionals at the 2019 PI Futures Conference in Manchester on 25 September, Shirley said that injury claims are complex, and customers will need help from experts,…

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Minster Law supports The Nick Brisland Trust

Monday 23rd September 2019

Every year we focus on supporting the local community and charity work forms a huge part of our identity at Minster Law. This week our bike specific legal team hosted a charity event in support of The Nick Brisland Trust. Founded by his mum Ria following the passing of 19-year-old Nick, the trust is currently…

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Minster Law unleashes its inner dragon for charity

Friday 20th September 2019

A team of 12 from Minster Law took to the water last weekend to support our charity partner, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Forget Me Not is there for any family who is confronted with the news that their child has a life-shortening condition – from as early as pregnancy onwards. The charity has running…

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Minster reduces CO2 emissions with Liftshare scheme

Wednesday 14th August 2019

When uniting the Minster offices into one Yorkshire site in 2018, colleagues from our York office joined our Wakefield colleagues under one roof. Minster was faced with the challenge of meeting the parking needs of an increased number of commuters with limited car parking space. With increased commuting from the workforce, Liftshare was introduced as…

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Minster goes yellow for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Thursday 8th August 2019

Supporting our local community forms a key part of who we are at Minster, which is why we hosted our own Yellow Yorkshire Day to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent air ambulance charity which provides a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. Our…

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Minster colleagues achieve Ironman status for Movember

Monday 5th August 2019

Two of our colleagues have raised an impressive £4100 for Movember by taking part in the gruelling Ironman triathlon challenge in Hamburg, Germany. Marc Massey, Claims Manager, and Tom Giles, Trainee Solicitor, competed in Ironman to raise awareness for the Movember Foundation, a charity addressing some of the biggest health concerns that men face; prostate…

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Minster Law Supports Headway’s Brain Injury Week – Wake up to Fatigue

Friday 28th June 2019

Recently our Minster Law colleagues organised a variety of fundraising activities in support of Headway’s Brain Injury Week. Activities included a talk from brain injury survivor, Shane Booth, a bake sale, static bike challenge, in-house training and a visit from Tobii Dynavox to show us their cutting-edge technology. Over the week the team managed to…

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Building skills in the local community: Inspiring the next generation

Friday 14th June 2019

Sixteen A-Level Law students from Wakefield College recently spent a day at Minster’s office to learn firsthand how a law firm operates. The initiative forms part of Minster’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which goal is to build skills in the local community. The strategy is designed for colleagues to volunteer their skills and knowledge to…

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Minster supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

At Minster Law, we understand mental health is just as important as physical health, which is why we are dedicated to supporting our colleagues’ health and wellbeing. Last week we threw our support behind Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, hosted by the Mental Health Awareness Foundation. This year’s theme was body image, which can have…

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Minster colleagues going the distance for Movember

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Minster Law colleagues, and members of our CSR and social committees, Marc Massey and Thomas Giles have been practising ahead of their big charity fundraiser for the Movember foundation. Marc, an ambassador for the charity has worked with them for five years following his own battle with cancer. In preparation for completing the Ironman this…

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Minster Law shortlisted for Customer Service Excellence Awards ‘Giving it back to charity’

Thursday 11th April 2019

Minster Law, the leading personal injury law firm based in Yorkshire, was shortlisted for the ‘Giving it back to charity’ award at the 2019 Customer Service Excellence Awards. Shirley Woolham, Chief Operating Officer said: “I am absolutely delighted that our charity work has received industry recognition. CSR is an integral part of our culture at…

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Sponsorship for York Sharks

Thursday 28th March 2019

It is important sport is accessible to every individual in the community regardless of physical ability. We’re proud to be sponsoring York Sharks, an all-inclusive club which brings together those who are able-bodied, physically impaired and individuals with learning disabilities to share a love of wheelchair basketball. York Sharks meet twice a week to bring…

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Minster Law announces major new volunteering programme for Wakefield after meeting local MP

Friday 15th February 2019

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has thrown her support behind our plans to sponsor a range of activities to build skills in the local community. We’re one of the UK’s top law firms and are one of Wakefield’s biggest employers. The 450-strong team help injured people get the help and compensation they need to get back…

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Minster Law Supports Kirkwood Hospice

Monday 19th November 2018

(Left to Right): Alexandra Bastow (Minster Law Solicitors), Sue MacDonald (Auxiliary Nurse on the In-Patient Unit), Jackie Holmes (Staff Nurse – Support & Therapy Centre), Michael Crowther (Chief Executive of Kirkwood Hospice), Maxwell Wrate (Minster Law Solicitors). Members of Minster Law’s Make a Difference Committee, Alexandra Bastow and Maxwell Wrate, recently attended Kirkwood Hospice’s ‘business…

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Wakefield personal injury specialist supports ‘royal launch’ of the Wetwheels Foundation’s first Yorkshire Powerboat

Friday 24th August 2018

Following eighteen months of support and fundraising, Wakefield-based personal injury specialist, Minster Law, was proud to help the Wetwheels Foundation launch its first powerboat in the Yorkshire region in August. The foundation, which provides water-based experiences for those who are less able-bodied and people in wheelchairs, even enlisted the help of Princess Anne to unveil…

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Minster Law provide ‘FareShare’ of furniture for UK’s largest food waste charity

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Following the recent relocation of its head office, a leading Yorkshire-based personal injury specialist has donated its surplus office furniture to a number of charities and schools in the region. Minster Law, which transitioned from its previous head office in York to Wakefield in July, donated 153 chairs, 55 storage units, 22 tables and 62…

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Minster Law’s commitment to St Leonard’s Hospice

Friday 15th June 2018

At Minster Law, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our local communities and are passionate about supporting local causes that are dedicated to improving the lives of others. One worthy cause we have been working closely with for over a year is St Leonard’s Hospice; a charity providing specialist palliative care and support for…

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Minster Law supports Passport to Theatre

Monday 22nd January 2018

Supporting local causes that are dedicated to improving the lives of others is important to everyone at Minster Law, which is why we’re proud to be able to pledge our support to the Theatre Royal Wakefield for its Passport to Theatre programme. The Theatre Royal Wakefield attracts more than 78,000 people to its numerous productions…

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Fair’s fare

Monday 15th January 2018

Did you know that approximately 1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted by the food industry every year? Food wastage in the UK is a hot topic, which is incredible when you consider that more than 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to afford a meal. Minster Law’s Human Resources and Marketing teams recently…

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