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

Minster Law wins two awards at the Customer Service Excellence Awards 2020

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Minster Law are thrilled to have picked up two awards in Modern Insurance Magazine’s Customer Service Excellence Awards 2020 for ‘Investment in Company Culture’ and ‘Giving it Back to Charity’. The ‘Giving it Back to Charity’ award recognises innovative and influential approaches to fundraising and supporting charities. At Minster we are passionate about supporting our…

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Supporting Kirkwood Hospice during the pandemic

Monday 29th June 2020

The outbreak of the pandemic has hit charities hard, with many being unable to deliver their vital services or fundraise for much needed funds to support themselves. For Kirkwood Hospice, the outbreak of coronavirus has meant that many hospice services had to be adapted in order to meet the needs of patients, families and carers….

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Serious Injury Team Member tackles the UK’s most challenging obstacles for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Tom Streamer, a member of our Serious Injury department has spent the last 12 months training for and tackling eight of the most challenging obstacle courses that the UK has to offer. He didn’t do all this for fun though; Tom completed these challenges to raise funds to support the vital work carried out by…

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Minster Law offers call centre capacity to aid regional businesses

Tuesday 31st March 2020

CEO Shirley Woolham has urged Yorkshire business owners to find ways of supporting each other during the coronavirus crisis. We have started discussions with local businesses to see if Minster’s virtual contact centre can assist those businesses who are struggling due to increases in calls or reduced capacity due to higher levels of colleague absence….

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Minster pledges 496 days in volunteering during the Covid-19 crisis

Monday 30th March 2020

As the country begins to come to terms with social distancing, isolation and adapting lifestyles, it’s becoming more apparent that Covid-19 will have a significant impact on the most vulnerable members of our society and the resulting impact on the NHS will be huge. Minster is committed to supporting colleagues who want to help in…

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Road Safety Awareness Week – Let’s drive back to basics

Friday 22nd November 2019

This week we’ve been supporting Brake’s Road Safety Awareness Week to encourage everyone to improve their awareness of road safety and ensure that when on the streets, they’re staying safe. This year’s Road Safety Awareness theme is Step Up for the Streets, and we’re encouraging drivers to go back to basics as we know it…

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Minster Law dedicates Spinal Injury Awareness Week to Pinderfields Spinal Unit Recreational Fund

Wednesday 16th October 2019

In association with our partnership with S.U.R.F (Spinal Unit Recreational Fund), a charity which operates at Pinderfields Spinal Injury Unit in Wakefield, we hosted various fundraising activities during Spinal Injury Awareness Week in order to raise funds to support the incredible work the charity carries out. During the week, we were joined by numerous specialists,…

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Minster Law takes part in Customer Service Week 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

At Minster Law we strive to provide the best customer service possible and are always looking to improve. We participated in National Customer Service Week, a week-long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and celebrate the best examples in the business. We hosted a number of activities to share customer insight and skills and…

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Minster Law tees off to support Pinderfields Spinal Unit Recreational Fund

Tuesday 8th October 2019

We teamed up with S.U.R.F (Spinal Unit Recreational Fund), a charity which operates at Pinderfields Spinal Injury Unit to host a golf day on 19 September at Normanton Golf Club. The golf day, initiated by Joanne Poynton, a Solicitor in our Serious Injury department is part of the partnership with the charity which aims to…

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Reform Ready law firms can thrive – Minster Law CEO

Monday 30th September 2019

Law firms can be successful and profitable after government reforms to personal injury are implemented in 2020, according to Shirley Woolham, CEO of Minster Law. Speaking to 250 legal professionals at the 2019 PI Futures Conference in Manchester on 25 September, Shirley said that injury claims are complex, and customers will need help from experts,…

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Minster Law supports The Nick Brisland Trust

Monday 23rd September 2019

Every year we focus on supporting the local community and charity work forms a huge part of our identity at Minster Law. This week our bike specific legal team hosted a charity event in support of The Nick Brisland Trust. Founded by his mum Ria following the passing of 19-year-old Nick, the trust is currently…

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Minster Law unleashes its inner dragon for charity

Friday 20th September 2019

A team of 12 from Minster Law took to the water last weekend to support our charity partner, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Forget Me Not is there for any family who is confronted with the news that their child has a life-shortening condition – from as early as pregnancy onwards. The charity has running…

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Minster reduces CO2 emissions with Liftshare scheme

Wednesday 14th August 2019

When uniting the Minster offices into one Yorkshire site in 2018, colleagues from our York office joined our Wakefield colleagues under one roof. Minster was faced with the challenge of meeting the parking needs of an increased number of commuters with limited car parking space. With increased commuting from the workforce, Liftshare was introduced as…

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Minster goes yellow for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Thursday 8th August 2019

Supporting our local community forms a key part of who we are at Minster, which is why we hosted our own Yellow Yorkshire Day to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent air ambulance charity which provides a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. Our…

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Minster colleagues achieve Ironman status for Movember

Monday 5th August 2019

Two of our colleagues have raised an impressive £4100 for Movember by taking part in the gruelling Ironman triathlon challenge in Hamburg, Germany. Marc Massey, Claims Manager, and Tom Giles, Trainee Solicitor, competed in Ironman to raise awareness for the Movember Foundation, a charity addressing some of the biggest health concerns that men face; prostate…

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Minster Law Supports Headway’s Brain Injury Week – Wake up to Fatigue

Friday 28th June 2019

Recently our Minster Law colleagues organised a variety of fundraising activities in support of Headway’s Brain Injury Week. Activities included a talk from brain injury survivor, Shane Booth, a bake sale, static bike challenge, in-house training and a visit from Tobii Dynavox to show us their cutting-edge technology. Over the week the team managed to…

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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 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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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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