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

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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Minster Law Awards Ball 2019: Meet our award-winning colleagues

Thursday 28th November 2019

Our annual Awards Ball took place on the 15 November at the Queens Hotel, Leeds this year. The Awards Ball is a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise our colleagues’ achievements over the past year and come together for a dazzling evening to celebrate together.  This year around 340 colleagues attended the event to see…

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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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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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