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

Home working and the use of e-learning

Friday 9th July 2021

Like most of us, life for Legal Executive Laura Rowan changed drastically in 2020, so she shares how she juggled the use of e-learning and working from home. Lockdown and a total overhaul of our working life hit us all in 2020 without any warning. I transitioned to working at home full-time, juggling my role…

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Minster Law and esure enter exclusive 5-year motor legal services partnership

Tuesday 6th July 2021

Minster Law has agreed an exclusive 5-year partnership with esure Group to service motor personal injury and legal claims across the esure and Sheila’s Wheels brands. The new partnership, which commenced on 31st May, will see us support esure’s customers, including fast track and serious injury cases. Speaking about the new partnership, Minster Law CEO,…

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Minster Law signs 5-year motor legal services partnership with leading insurer, LV=

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Minster Law is delighted to have been appointed by LV= General Insurance to service personal and motor injury claims under a five-year partnership. The agreement forms part of a joint arrangement with Lyons Davidson and Minster Law, both of which will handle non-fault claims. Our customer-centric approach and strongly aligned values play a key role…

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Beyond Pride – Charlotte’s story

Tuesday 29th June 2021

As Pride month draws to a close and the rainbow glow which has covered the last month fades away, it is perhaps the most important time to continue the conversation – so here is the story of our very own compliance wizard  Charlotte O’Shea on what Pride means to her. Our story begins with dinner…

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Biker to biker – staying safe on the roads this summer

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Following the article, he co-wrote with colleague Thomas Beech last winter, serious injury team member Lee Elmore shares a few tips for fair weather riding now the roads are opened up again and the restrictions of the lockdown 3.0 are, hopefully, behind us. We previously considered the pros and cons of riding in the winter…

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Minster Law comments on the OIC mixed injury claims update from the MIB

Thursday 3rd June 2021

Commenting on the MoJ/MIB decision regarding hybrid or mixed injuries, Stuart Hanley, head of legal practice at Minster Law, said: “We are pleased the MoJ has acknowledged the need to clarify the issue, but in the meantime the ‘easy to use’ portal will leave tens of thousands of people with mixed injuries between the devil and the deep blue…

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The CLA reforms are here: a look at some of the issues facing customers, law firms and insurers

Wednesday 26th May 2021

May 31 marked the long-awaited launch of the portal for minor RTA claims. As the industry enters a post reform world, Shirley Woolham, Minster Law CEO, shares her thoughts on what lies ahead for customers, insurers and law firms. May 31 marked the long-awaited launch of the portal for minor RTA claims. The portal, built…

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The highs and lows of starting a training contract during a national lockdown

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Having spent the last year in lockdown we’ve all experienced some change in our day to day work, but for Minster’s latest round of trainees it’s the only side to a training contract they’ve ever known. One of those trainees, Daniel Bates, shares the impact Covid-19 has had on his training so far and how…

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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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