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

Minster joins local businesses at Wakefield Business Week 2019

Thursday 20th June 2019

Our CEO, Shirley Woolham, joined top local businesses for the launch of Wakefield Business Week 2019. Wakefield Business Week hosts a variety of events and workshops for local businesses, giving them the opportunity to share information, ideas, and network. This year’s launch focused on progress made towards delivering Wakefield’s economic strategy and setting out the…

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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 calls for claims sector unity to improve customer outcomes

Thursday 13th June 2019

Rachel di Clemente, legal services director at Minster Law, has told delegates at the Motor Insurance World Conference that injured motorists have had a bad deal at the hands of the whole claims industry, and that is partly responsible for its poor reputation among the public. Rachel said: “We need a new set of protocols…

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Minster Law urges Ministry of Justice to extend bereavement award review

Thursday 30th May 2019

Minster Law has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to extend bereavement awards (i) to reflect changing social trends. A bereavement award (currently £12,980) is paid out to relatives following deaths caused by negligence. This change to the law has arisen following the 2017 decision by the Court of Appeal in the…

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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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We have a specialist team of dedicated Motorbike Accident experts

Our new partnership with specialist bike broker Principal Insurance

Friday 10th May 2019

We are delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Manchester-based specialist motorbike broker, Principal Insurance. Our partnership, in alliance with motorbike hire & repair specialist Plantec Assist, will see us providing an end-to-end claims services to Principal’s 40,000 UK policyholders. Shirley Woolham, our CEO, said: “We are hugely excited about working with Dave [CEO]…

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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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Introducing the solicitors of the future

Monday 1st April 2019

Development is a key part of our culture at Minster Law, which is why we offer a number of early career opportunities to help people begin their profession in the legal industry. Our Training Contract programme is just one of these opportunities, which provides aspiring solicitors the chance to maximise their knowledge across a broad…

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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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Director of Legal Services comments on Supreme Court decision: Cameron vs Hussain

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Commenting on the Supreme Court Decision in the matter of Cameron vs Hussain, Rachel di Clemente, director of legal services for Minster Law, said: “We welcome further clarity given to this issue by the Supreme Court, and their reasoning, in favour of the defendant, is understandable.” “However, for insurers there is an element of heads we…

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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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Join Minster Law’s Open Evening

Monday 11th February 2019

Minster Law will be holding an open evening on Wednesday 27th February from 6-8pm, which will be an opportunity for prospective employees, business partners and people living in the local area to see our recently refurbished offices and meet employees from a variety of teams across the business. Sarah Atkin, Head of Legal Practice at…

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Compensation for major injury claims in ‘no man’s land’ despite reforms

Thursday 24th January 2019

Stuart Hanley, Minster Law’s Deputy Head of Legal Practice, reports on the impact of the Civil Liability Act on badly injured people. The Civil Liability Act (CLA), which became law in December 2018, will bring about far-reaching reforms to how people suffering minor injuries in road traffic accidents (RTA) will be compensated. It paves the…

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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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Minster Law match fund for Creative Minds

Friday 2nd November 2018

Improving lives in the local community is important to Minster Law. Throughout summer 2018, Minster Law has sponsored Theatre Royal Wakefield’s ‘Passport to Theatre’, which has helped provide 120 supported theatre visits for individuals who are, or are at risk of becoming, socially isolated. Individuals taking part in Passport to Theatre include members of support…

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Consumer attitudes towards technology

Monday 22nd October 2018

Nearly 50% of people would use an online divorce court, according to new study by Minster Law. At Minster Law we have recently conducted a report which explores consumer attitudes towards the use of artificial intelligence in their daily lives, including legal matters. The aim of this study was to gauge the comfort levels of…

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Minster Law responds to the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Commenting on the Civil Liability Bill, which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons last night (4 September), Shirley Woolham, chief executive of Minster Law, one of the UK’s leading claimant law firms, said: “I am pleased the government has listened to our concerns over the threat to vulnerable road users, such as…

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United in our One Yorkshire Site

Monday 2nd July 2018

Today is the launch of ‘Unite Week’ at Minster Law. Working as one united team is at the core of our values and this week we will all be reflecting on how we personally contribute to creating our truly cohesive business. We are passionate about delivering value to our customers and providing them with the…

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Minster Law responds to Justice Select Committee report into whiplash

Thursday 17th May 2018

Responding to the Justice Committee report into whiplash,* Michael Warren, managing director of Minster Law, said: “The Committee’s conclusions are a powerful endorsement of our view that the government’s personal injury reform agenda is poorly thought through.” “The Committee has listened to evidence from all parties and come down hard against the government and other…

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