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

Support for St Catherine’s Church and Centre

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Being able to support the local community is important to everyone at Minster Law, which is why volunteering days, charity support initiatives and fundraising is actively encouraged throughout the company. Minster Law’s in-house Make a Difference team works with a number of registered charities and groups that help to improve the lives of others in […]

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Training Contracts: investing in our people

Monday 3rd April 2017

We believe in investing in our people and wherever possible, we look to promote internal staff into emerging roles first. In 2016, 32% of all advertised positions were filled by existing employees and we’re pleased to announce that three Minster Law employees have just been successful in securing Training Contracts with us for 2017. Our Training […]

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The Minster Law bike team gets on two wheels

Monday 27th March 2017

We’re personal injury specialists with specific expertise in road traffic and motorcycle accident claims and have helped more than 660,000 motorists since 2006. More than 99% of our clients are referred to us by insurance partners, so our teams can focus all their efforts on providing quality client service rather than acquisition. When it comes […]

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Minster Law wins second place in fundraising challenge

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Minster Law’s fundraising team has taken second place in the Accumulator Challenge after a month of fundraising for St Leonard’s Hospice. Stephanie Jackson, Emily Mayes, Clare Smeaton, Patrick Musgrave, Marc Massey and Joni Southall beat the ambitious target of £2,500 they set themselves at the start of February by raising a total of £2,555.87 for […]

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Minster Law’s CILEx Academy

Tuesday 21st March 2017

We pride ourselves on providing a structured and supportive programme of development opportunities for our employees and our CILEx Academy is testament to this. Working in partnership with CILEx Law School, the CILEx Academy is designed for employees looking to obtain the CILEx qualification while they work with us. This study is fully funded and […]

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Minster Law announces plans for single-site operation

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Wakefield office will become the main hub for Minster Law by November 2018   Yorkshire-based personal injury specialist, Minster Law, has announced plans to establish its current Wakefield office as a single-site hub for its north of England business operation. Work will begin on refurbishment of the Calder Park site in the coming months to […]

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Jake defies brain injury to take on 900 mile cycle

Thursday 9th March 2017

Jake Allison was riding his motorcycle close to his home in Hampshire when a car pulled out of a side road into his path. The then 32-year-old was knocked off his bike and collided head-first with the front wheel of the defendant’s vehicle, sustaining very serious and permanent head injuries. After ten days in a […]

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Leading our people

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Minster Law is committed to employee development which is why we invest heavily in continual improvement and evolution of our people and processes. We are constantly identifying ongoing training opportunities to ensure our employees are well-equipped to do the best they can for our clients. There are training and development programmes available to all employees […]

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Minster Law supports local hospice in volunteering day

Monday 27th February 2017

Thirteen Minster Law employees, including Managing Director Michael Warren, swapped a day in the office to volunteer at the Wakefield Hospice’s distribution centre. The group, which also included several of Minster Law’s Executive Board as well as members of the company’s in-house Make a Difference team*, were tasked with sorting through donations, hanging and sizing […]

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Minster Law takes on the Accumulator Challenge

Friday 17th February 2017

Fundraising team set their sights on £2,500 target for St Leonard’s Hospice A team of six employees at Minster Law’s York office are taking part in a unique fundraising challenge for a local charity. Stephanie Jackson, Emily Mayes, Clare Smeaton, Patrick Musgrave, Marc Massey and Joni Southall have taken on St Leonard’s Hospice’s Accumulator Challenge […]

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Minster Law calls for claimant sector collaboration as ‘politics’ could stymie personal injury reforms

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Personal injury law firm Minster Law believes that collaboration within the claimant sector is more likely to meet the government’s whiplash objectives than legislation. Charles Layfield, Minster Law Director and Head of Legal, said political uncertainty caused by Brexit, the government’s wafer thin majority in the Commons, and likely opposition to the proposals in the […]

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Council forced to admit liability

Friday 13th January 2017

“It’s astounding that it took the council almost two years to admit their responsibility and, had it not been for the help and support of Minster Law, I’m not sure they ever would have done.” Graham Forward We proved liability When Graham Forward was struck by a falling tree on a public road, it was […]

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Creating business-minded solicitors

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Earlier this year, we introduced a new ‘Business Seat’ as part of our 24-month Training Contract scheme. This seat, thought to be the first of its kind in the industry, enables trainees to be paired up with a director so that they can understand all aspects of the business, and see the contribution the solicitors […]

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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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From trainee solicitor to kayaking athlete

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Kayaking is more than just a hobby for Minster Law’s Rebecca Skirrow. It’s a lifestyle. With 26 years of kayaking experience under her belt, we’re proud to reveal that Rebecca has recently learned she’s been chosen for the UK Athlete Support Program (ASP) and will be joining other potential athletes for the GB freestyle kayaking […]

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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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Celebrating awards season

Monday 14th November 2016

Our expert teams settle an average of 2,000 claims every month and our biggest measure of success in each case is client satisfaction. We can only achieve that by having the right people in place to look after our clients. We invest in our people and processes so that they can focus on client satisfaction […]

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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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Mark Mason

Going for gold

Friday 7th October 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games may be over for another four years, but there’s another Olympics event we’re getting ready to support. We’re proud to announce that Minster Law’s Mark Mason has been selected to compete for the Yorkshire & Humberside Boccia team at next year’s Special Olympics for the second time. Administrative […]

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Our trainees – the first month

Tuesday 20th September 2016

A training contract is a great way for graduates and aspiring solicitors to begin their career journey through the legal industry. Completing various ‘seats’ within the two-year training programme, trainees experience different areas of the business in order to maximise their knowledge across a broad range of subjects. It also enables them to gain the […]

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