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

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Top tips for taking care of your mental health

Monday 10th May 2021

In the finale of a three-part series, Charlotte Banks shares what she has learnt over the last few years and the tips and resources she uses to support her education. I am no expert in the most effective methods of dealing with mental health issues, but as someone that has faced some really tough situations…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: My journey with mental health and the Samaritans

Monday 10th May 2021

In the second of a three-part series this week, Charlotte discusses her own journey and how she gives back to the community. One of the ways I have joined the fight against mental health stigma is by becoming a Samaritan. Although I have always had a passion for helping people who are struggling with their…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on mental health

Monday 10th May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is between the 10th to the 16th May this year. This year we invited Charlotte Banks, a member of our specialist Bike team and a keen advocate of mental health, to discuss her insight into the importance of mental health. In the first of a three-part series this week, Charlotte…

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Cycle lanes – a waste of time, or life savers?

Thursday 8th April 2021

Serious injury team member and avid cyclist Mark Kilbride explores the impact of cycle lanes on making roads safer for cyclists.    The anger of many car drivers against cyclists, and cyclists against car drivers is very real. It results in anything from near misses, roadside fights to serious injury and death. This problem shows…

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From clapping, to a candle – a year in personal legal services

Thursday 8th April 2021

One year on from the first national lockdown Rachel Ellis explores what life has been like in the Personal Legal Services team, and answers the question – is this the new normal? I’m probably not alone when I say the last year has, without a doubt, been the longest and most surreal I’ve ever experienced….

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Eyes in the back of your head – could mirrors save a cyclist injury?

Thursday 18th March 2021

The number of cyclists involved in accidents on roads across the UK is on the rise, so Minster Law Serious Injury team member David McLaughlin explores the impact bicycle rear view mirrors could have on making the road a safer place. Humans have a horizontal visual field of around 210 degrees, meaning we are unable to…

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Minster Law’s approach to air ambulance gratuitous Care claims

Thursday 4th March 2021

With recent news Law Firms will be attempting to recuperate the Air Ambulance’s mission costs, Minster’s Jamie Bindley takes a look at the changes and how Minster will be responding. Here at Minster Law, we deal with a lot of Clients who unfortunately sustain catastrophic injuries while driving or riding on the roads. These catastrophic…

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INK is just one chapter in our story of transformation

Monday 22nd February 2021

At a pivotal time of change in our industry, Minster Law Claims Director Marcus Taylor outlines how Minster’s preparation has been written through every facet of the organisation, not as a story of preparation but of transformation. The personal injury claims landscape is drastically changing, becoming an industry nearly unrecognisable from what it was just…

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Ground-breaking ADR pilot: “We promote consensus, rather than conflict”

Friday 29th January 2021

  Marcus Taylor, Claims Director at Minster Law talks about the intent and results that sit behind their ground-breaking Alternative Dispute Resolution pilot program. It’s not that often you can attribute the word ‘icon’ to a member of the legal profession, but in the case of the recently deceased US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader…

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Minster Law claims jargon buster

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Thankfully we are not involved in accidents every day, so it’s not surprising when it comes to be making a personal injury claim we can often feel overwhelmed by the whirlwind of legal jargon that is used. Have a look at our jargon buster for a straightforward explanation of some of the most common terms….

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Filtering is one of the most common factors in motorcycle accidents – but the law around filtering is complex

Thursday 21st January 2021

Minster Law Solicitor and Senior Relationship Development Manager Matt Bell explores some of the rules and guidelines around filtering. Motorcycle filtering is often a controversial subject, it is often the cause of a disagreement between a biker and another road user (I’ve had several), and unfortunately one of the most common contributing factors to the…

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INK – Placing customers at the heart of digital innovation

Wednesday 13th January 2021

It’s not uncommon for any company to say they put their customers at the heart of what they do, but with colleagues like Annie Westcott, marketing and insight executive, firmly embedded in the development of INK, that’s exactly the mindset we’ve created here at Minster Law. Designed to streamline the journey our customers take through…

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Further delays to the LiP portal until May – but Minster Law is already reforms ready

Monday 11th January 2021

The implementation of the Litigants in Person (LiP) portal has been delayed for the fourth time – with the service originally due to be launched in April 2020 now being pushed back to May 2021. What has changed A written statement published today by Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, said the delay…

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Covid-19, community, charity and culture – the Serious Injury team look back on 2020

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Serious Injury team manager Kerry Hodson reflects on the year that was, and how her team were able to face into the challenges brought by an unprecedented year, while still delivering exceptional service, working for the community and keeping morale high. 2020 has been an unprecedent year for everyone but despite this, the Serious Injury…

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Chomping at the bit to be back helping the community – the bike team look back on 2020

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Bike team manager Matthew Midgely takes a look back at how his team have pulled together during 2020 and some of the charity work they are excited to get back to as life, hopefully, returns to normal. A large part of my job this year has been about welfare and looking after people’s mental health…

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Running a chronic pain case

Friday 18th December 2020

Claimants who present with symptoms of chronic pain can lead to some of the more complex personal injury claims, Associate Solicitor Andrew Sloan, who specialises in these difficult cases, shares some insight into the process involved in running a case for chronic pain. It is most important to be aware of the claimant’s symptoms, and…

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Minster Law Awards Ball 2020: Meet our award-winning colleagues

Friday 18th December 2020

Minster’s annual Awards Ball is a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise our colleagues’ achievements over the past year and come together for an evening to celebrate together. Despite unusual circumstances this year, the business came together virtually to recognise those who live and breath our values, with awards presented by our executive team. Find…

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Chronic pain – the invisible disease

Thursday 10th December 2020

Unable to be seen, Chronic pain can be confusing, isolating and debilitating for those who suffer from it, Associate Solicitor Andrew Sloan, who specialises in these difficult cases, shares some insight into what can be a complex personal injury claim. It is true to say, fortunately, that the vast majority of personal injury claims are…

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Meet the people driving our digital transformation

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Minster Law’s ability to innovate, to deliver, to lead the way, starts and ends with our people – so naturally, our hand-selected team of data analysts, customer champions, builders and developers are an integral part of our digital strategy. Having a best-in-class digital proposition requires a first-class digital team. So, three years-ago we had the…

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Minster Law take proactive approach to complex Brachial plexus injuries

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Most people have never heard of their brachial plexus, but a brachial plexus injury can have a life changing impact – Minster Law associate Solicitor Sarah Patten sheds some light on what it is and how we best support clients who suffer from an injury.   The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that…

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