Minster Law Media Centre news

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

Martin Hume appointed CFO at Minster Law

Thursday 5th September 2019

Martin Hume, currently finance and risk director at Minster Law, has been promoted to chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. CFO is a new role and Martin will report to CEO Shirley Woolham. Shirley said: “Martin has proved himself an exceptional member of the Minster Law executive team, and I’m delighted that he will continue…

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Minster Law welcomes Government road safety strategy

Monday 22nd July 2019

Minster Law has welcomed the governments recently announce road safety plan, a major package of measures designed to reduce the number of people killed and injured on UK roads. Released on 19th July 2019, the initiative sets out a 74-point action plan for an integrated approach to overhauling the UK transport system and reduce avoidable…

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Minster Law comment on the Lord Chancellor’s decision to set the discount rate at -0.25%

Monday 15th July 2019

Commenting on the Lord Chancellor’s decision, Stuart Hanley, deputy head of Minister Law legal services, said: “We broadly welcome this humane decision by the Lord Chancellor, which will ensure that critically injured people are properly funded, and the principle of 100% compensation is maintained. Although a revised upwards rate at minus 0.25% will reduce compensation…

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John Cuss joins the Law Society Civil Litigation Section Committee

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

John Cuss, a Solicitor in our Serious Injury team is delighted to have accepted a position on the Law Society Civil Litigation Section Committee. This is an amazing achievement considering John only qualified in 2017 and in this short time he has developed a name in the industry for providing critical insight into digital transformation…

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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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