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

Customers give thumbs up to remote claims journey

Friday 3rd July 2020

Remote medical assessments for motor-related personal injury claims during the lockdown have had an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, highlighted by our recent customer survey. The findings make clear that further digitalisation of the personal injury claims journey will increasingly become the norm, as customers increasingly adopt the technology that enable them to advance the…

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Swift v Carpenter appeal could ensure Claimants properly compensated

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Associate solicitor Jonathan Bamforth shares his view on the Swift v Carpenter appeal and the need for fair compensation for clients. The delayed appeal in the case of Swift v Carpenter was heard remotely in the Court of Appeal last week. The importance of this case to catastrophically injured Claimants cannot be over-estimated. It is…

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Maintaining safe PPE when returning to school, work or treatment

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Across the country students are returning to schools, employees are back in offices, stores and restaurants are opening, and face masks are becoming a common sight. Minster Law represent a large number of seriously injured and vulnerable clients – currently some of them or their families are among those coming out of lockdown, returning to…

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Keeping Serious Injury cases moving during lockdown

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Minster Law associate solicitor Helen Richardson shares her thoughts on the pragmatic approach taken by Minster Law to progress Serious Injury claims during Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown. As Big Ben chimed in the New Year, chances are no one imagined the times we would soon be living through. Stock cupboards of tins and toilet…

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New appointment Rizwan Mughal

New associate solicitor Rizwan Mughal shares his experience as a new starter during lock down

Thursday 18th June 2020

Minster Law’s newest associate solicitor Rizwan Mughal joined the team only 3 weeks before the entire country went into lockdown. While it’s been a less than conventional start, he is hard at work helping our clients, so we asked him to take a quick break and answer a few questions to get to know him…

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What is automatism

What is the defence of Automatism and how can we counter that?

Wednesday 17th June 2020

In recent times, an increasingly popular and frequently used argument to deny liability for an accident has emerged – the defence of automatism. This is based on the allegation that a defendant was not consciously in control of his or her vehicle at the time of the collision. Minster Law Associate Solicitor Philip Austick has…

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Gathering evidence for your loss of earnings due to personal injury during covid-19

How to gather evidence for your loss of earnings due to personal injury during Covid-19

Friday 12th June 2020

If you currently have an ongoing personal injury claim, which is impacting your ability to work, you could be facing a new challenge in evidencing your loss of earnings due to Covid-19.  Minster Law Associate Solicitor Chris Bowman shares his insight into how you can help prepare yourself and which evidence you may need to…

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Calculting loss of earnings due to covid-19

Calculating loss of earnings in a time of furlough, redundancy and Covid-19

Thursday 11th June 2020

Minster Law Associate Solicitor Chris Bowman shares his insight into how Coronavirus and the Government’s lockdown could impact a client’s loss of earnings claim. I sat down, looking through various cases where clients have been laid off or furloughed due to Covid-19 and knew this was going to present an opportunity for defendants to attack…

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9 Gough Chambers partnership with Minster Law

Minster Law signs partnership agreement with 9 Gough Chambers for counsel services

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Minster Law Solicitors are delighted to announce the signing of a new agreement with 9 Gough Chambers, this agreement will see 9 Gough Chambers providing their exceptional, expert Counsel services to Minster Law’s serious injury department. 9 Gough Chambers are an APIL accredited barristers chambers who specialise in work on the behalf of seriously injured…

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Valuing a Serious Injury Claim

Wednesday 6th May 2020

At Minster Law we understand that making a personal injury claim can often be daunting and confusing. This guide is designed to answer your questions about how we value your claim and how we claim for any losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. What can I claim for? You can only…

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Digital will become the standard way to do claims

Tuesday 28th April 2020

A blog from Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham Without digital, dealing with Covid-19 would have been impossible. In the space of a month our work and domestic life has largely moved online, and technology has immediately become essential for everyday business. In the corporate world, we’ve all become used to Zoom, MS Teams, Houseparty and…

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It’s time to wake up and smell the digital coffee

Monday 27th April 2020

Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham, talks about the impact of Covid-19 on the community and how technology can provide new solutions. President John F Kennedy was pretty good with words. In response to a crisis in his presidency he said: “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis. One brush stroke stands for…

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Minster Law solicitor uses military expertise to secure six figure settlement for RAF Corporal

Friday 24th April 2020

Experience in handling military cases and securing a specialist team with military knowledge helped Minster Law associate solicitor Philip Austick to get the best result for his client. In early 2016 an RAF corporal was traveling towards York on the A64 when a vehicle traveling in the other direction crossed the centre line and collided…

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Collaboration will change the claims industry for good

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

A blog from Minster Law CEO, Shirley Woolham  Covid-19 has made protocols newly fashionable, certainly in claims. Protocols are making a virtue of necessity, and if successful will remove pinch-points and blockages in the claims journey to keep the industry and our customers going through the lockdown and beyond. Market players are learning fast how…

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Serious injury clients still getting therapy and support during Covid-19

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Minster Law principal solicitor Jonathan Bamforth is one of a dedicated team of specialists still working hard from home to ensure our clients get the best support we can provide during the Coronavirus pandemic. A specialist in brain and spinal cord injury Jonathan works with some of Minsters most vulnerable clients on a daily basis….

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Minster guarantees job security and launches wellbeing programme amid coronavirus crisis

Wednesday 8th April 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has caused huge lifestyle changes that mean people across the UK have gone from working in offices to working in isolation, which can easily make people feel cut off from the world. With the majority of our workforce now working remotely, we recognise it can be challenging getting to grips with new…

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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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MoJ announces delay to the LiP Portal

Thursday 27th February 2020

Responding to the decision by the MoJ to delay the launch of the LiP Portal, Marcus Taylor, Minster Law claims director, said: “We welcome the MoJ’s decision to delay the portal, but we question whether pushing it back to August will give stakeholders enough time to ensure it really works for consumers. The danger is…

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Minster Law responds to the ‘vulnerable witnesses and parties within civil proceedings’ final report

Friday 21st February 2020

Yesterday the Civil Justice Council published its final report on the ‘vulnerable witnesses and parties within civil proceedings’. John Cuss, a Solicitor in our Serious Injury team and Vice-Chair of the Law Society’s Civil Litigation Section Committee provided a response to the consultation on our behalf. In the report, The Master of the Rolls as…

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Minster Law awarded IIP Platinum Status at first attempt

Monday 27th January 2020

As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, we’re delighted to have been awarded Platinum status by Investors in People (IIP), demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management and strong company culture. In its citation, IIP said we “made a phenomenal start to its Investors in People journey. Achieving a…

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