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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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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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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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Minster Law rewards nine solicitors with Associate promotions

Thursday 4th August 2016

Nine senior solicitors have been promoted into a newly created role in recognition of the commitment and capabilities they have demonstrated. All nine have made significant contributions to the the business, from focusing on the highest levels of client service and helping to establish a London office to supporting the development of colleagues. Philip Austick, […]

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The leap from Trainee to Solicitor

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Our Minster Law Training Contracts present a fantastic opportunity for aspiring solicitors to experience different areas of the company and develop a complete understanding of how a personal injury business operates. Our quality training programme, which is spread across two years and six different seats, helps trainees to develop both their legal and commercial skills […]

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Training Contracts – what is the Business Seat?

Friday 15th July 2016

Training Contracts are designed to give aspiring solicitors the opportunity to maximise their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, enabling them to gain the practical experience and commercial skills required to be a great solicitor. In addition, this year we have introduced a new ‘Business Seat’ for our Trainees as part of the 24-month rotation. […]

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Minster Law employee raises £6,000 towards health clinic in Zambia

Thursday 14th July 2016

A Minster Law employee has returned from visiting a new health clinic in Zambia, which is being funded by the BGL Group. Stuart Hanley raised more than £6,000 over the past nine months towards the new medical facility, and was privileged to visit the centre and see first-hand what impact it has had so far […]

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Minster Law supports football Legends

Tuesday 14th June 2016

The UEFA European Championship may currently be dominating the headlines, but this weekend sees an equally important football match kick off in Doncaster. Eve’s Trust is hosting a charity game at the town’s Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday, and Minster Law is proud to be the main sponsor of the event. The Eve’s Trust is a […]

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Understanding the importance of health and safety in the construction industry

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Health and safety in the workplace is increasingly high on the agenda for businesses working in the construction sector, but while the overall number of workplace accidents in the UK construction industry has been on a downward trend over the past decade, there were still 65,000 self-reported workplace injuries in the last year. These accidents […]

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Get your helmet on for a great cause on 13 May

Monday 9th May 2016

Bikers never usually need an excuse to ride, but just in case you do, there’s a great reason to get your helmet on this 13 May. #Helmets4Headway is encouraging all UK riders to get their bikes out and helmets on to help generate vital funds for Headway, the UK’s leading head injury charity – and […]

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Yorkshire biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding season

Wednesday 6th April 2016

When Yorkshire biker, Jean, was struck by a car five years ago, she felt almost as devastated at the thought of losing her motorcycle as she was at the news that she had lost part of her left leg after having an above-the-knee amputation. The now 49-year-old saw her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and the lifestyle that […]

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