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

Skills and expertise passed down through Minster Law’s Serious Injury Academy

Friday 31st July 2020

Minster Law’s Serious Injury Academy have spent lock down learning skills and expertise from our Associate Solicitors remotely. The academy aims to train lawyers in how to work with and best support our most seriously injured clients. The sessions have touched on liability in bike cases, special damages and Ogden calculations, witness statements and expert…

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Collaborative approach sees a smooth claims journey for client left paraplegic

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Working closely with the third-party insurers saw a smooth seven-figure settlement for a client left paraplegic following a serious motorcycle accident. A collaborative, non-confrontational approach adopted between both parties assisted our client’s journey throughout his claim and led to the claim concluding without the need for court proceedings to be issued. The lack of litigation…

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New management structure for Minster Serious Injury team

Thursday 23rd July 2020

As part of the exciting growth agenda at Minster Law, the serious injury team welcome a new and significant change to management team to build on its reputation of delivering excellent client care to seriously injured clients. Kerry Hodsdon, Helen Richardson and Rizwan Mughal bring not only a vast array of serious injury experience between…

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Minster Law partners with Kain Knight Cost Lawyers

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Minster Law Solicitors are pleased to be working with Kain Knight Cost Lawyers. This partnership will see Kain Knight providing their brilliant costs litigation expertise and knowledge to Minster Law’s Serious Injury Department. Kain Knight are the largest professional team of costs lawyers in the UK, who have a variety of specialisms including Serious Injury…

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Minster Law enters into trainee secondment programme with ACSO

Thursday 16th July 2020

Minster Law and the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), the trade association for companies that support consumers as claimants within the civil justice system, have teamed up to kick start a secondment programme that provides trainees with insight into the claims industry. Minster Law trainee solicitor Daniel Bates joined ACSO in June to become…

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New starters to the Serious Injury team during lockdown share their experience

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Working from home has become the new normal for thousands of people across the country, but three new colleagues in Minster Law’s Serious Injury team share what it’s been like joining a company where they haven’t set foot in the office. Craig Gravil, Charlotte Barnett and Christopher Briggs all joined the team during a time…

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Customers give thumbs up to remote claims journey

Friday 3rd July 2020

Remote medical assessments for motor-related personal injury claims during the lockdown have had an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, highlighted by our recent customer survey. The findings make clear that further digitalisation of the personal injury claims journey will increasingly become the norm, as customers increasingly adopt the technology that enable them to advance the…

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Swift v Carpenter appeal could ensure Claimants properly compensated

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Associate solicitor Jonathan Bamforth shares his view on the Swift v Carpenter appeal and the need for fair compensation for clients. The delayed appeal in the case of Swift v Carpenter was heard remotely in the Court of Appeal last week. The importance of this case to catastrophically injured Claimants cannot be over-estimated. It is…

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Maintaining safe PPE when returning to school, work or treatment

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Across the country students are returning to schools, employees are back in offices, stores and restaurants are opening, and face masks are becoming a common sight. Minster Law represent a large number of seriously injured and vulnerable clients – currently some of them or their families are among those coming out of lockdown, returning to…

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Keeping Serious Injury cases moving during lockdown

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Minster Law associate solicitor Helen Richardson shares her thoughts on the pragmatic approach taken by Minster Law to progress Serious Injury claims during Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown. As Big Ben chimed in the New Year, chances are no one imagined the times we would soon be living through. Stock cupboards of tins and toilet…

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New appointment Rizwan Mughal

New associate solicitor Rizwan Mughal shares his experience as a new starter during lock down

Thursday 18th June 2020

Minster Law’s newest associate solicitor Rizwan Mughal joined the team only 3 weeks before the entire country went into lockdown. While it’s been a less than conventional start, he is hard at work helping our clients, so we asked him to take a quick break and answer a few questions to get to know him…

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What is automatism

What is the defence of Automatism and how can we counter that?

Wednesday 17th June 2020

In recent times, an increasingly popular and frequently used argument to deny liability for an accident has emerged – the defence of automatism. This is based on the allegation that a defendant was not consciously in control of his or her vehicle at the time of the collision. Minster Law Associate Solicitor Philip Austick has…

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Gathering evidence for your loss of earnings due to personal injury during covid-19

How to gather evidence for your loss of earnings due to personal injury during Covid-19

Friday 12th June 2020

If you currently have an ongoing personal injury claim, which is impacting your ability to work, you could be facing a new challenge in evidencing your loss of earnings due to Covid-19.  Minster Law Associate Solicitor Chris Bowman shares his insight into how you can help prepare yourself and which evidence you may need to…

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Calculting loss of earnings due to covid-19

Calculating loss of earnings in a time of furlough, redundancy and Covid-19

Thursday 11th June 2020

Minster Law Associate Solicitor Chris Bowman shares his insight into how Coronavirus and the Government’s lockdown could impact a client’s loss of earnings claim. I sat down, looking through various cases where clients have been laid off or furloughed due to Covid-19 and knew this was going to present an opportunity for defendants to attack…

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9 Gough Chambers partnership with Minster Law

Minster Law signs partnership agreement with 9 Gough Chambers for counsel services

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Minster Law Solicitors are delighted to announce the signing of a new agreement with 9 Gough Chambers, this agreement will see 9 Gough Chambers providing their exceptional, expert Counsel services to Minster Law’s serious injury department. 9 Gough Chambers are an APIL accredited barristers chambers who specialise in work on the behalf of seriously injured…

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Valuing a Serious Injury Claim

Wednesday 6th May 2020

At Minster Law we understand that making a personal injury claim can often be daunting and confusing. This guide is designed to answer your questions about how we value your claim and how we claim for any losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. What can I claim for? You can only…

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Digital will become the standard way to do claims

Tuesday 28th April 2020

A blog from Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham Without digital, dealing with Covid-19 would have been impossible. In the space of a month our work and domestic life has largely moved online, and technology has immediately become essential for everyday business. In the corporate world, we’ve all become used to Zoom, MS Teams, Houseparty and…

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It’s time to wake up and smell the digital coffee

Monday 27th April 2020

Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham, talks about the impact of Covid-19 on the community and how technology can provide new solutions. President John F Kennedy was pretty good with words. In response to a crisis in his presidency he said: “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis. One brush stroke stands for…

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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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Collaboration will change the claims industry for good

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

A blog from Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham  Covid-19 has made protocols newly fashionable, certainly in claims. Protocols are making a virtue of necessity, and if successful will remove pinch-points and blockages in the claims journey to keep the industry and our customers going through the lockdown and beyond. Market players are learning fast how…

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