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Express Solicitors appoints new Chief Financial Officer to oversee continued growth

Pauline Reeves has been appointed by Manchester-based personal injury (PI) law firm, Express Solicitors, as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Service by email – should the Civil Procedure Rules be changed?

In 1971, over 47 years ago, a Mr Ray Tomlinson, computer engineer, sent the very first email. This was a test message to himself, which he sent to a computer that was placed right next to the computer he had used to send his message.

Legal considerations for healthcare workers

Healthcare workers, whether they be employed by the NHS or a private company are often exposed to very high risks of injury during the course of their employment due to the nature of the work they undertake and can involve working on premises such as care homes or away from the workplace such as patient’s own homes.

Using electronic signatures in Witness Statements.

Solicitors have traditionally sought to obtain handwritten or ‘wet ink’ signatures from their Clients on Court documents in Personal Injury matters, particularly when preparing to serve documents such as Witness Statements and List of Documents.

Escaping Fixed Costs

The extension of the RTA fixed costs regime and new claims portal process came into effect for employer’s liability and public liability claim in July 2013 and in one fell swoop changed the landscape in respect of the recovery of costs for the majority of claims with a value of up to £25,000.

How to run a successful Service User claim – A Claimant’s Perspective

The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims does not apply to service user claims and it states such claims for damages in relation to harm, abuse or neglect of or by children or vulnerable adults are exempt.

How to deal with Surveillance evidence

As a Claimant lawyer, the allegation of Fundamental Dishonesty or the use of surveillance by the Defendants has almost become a normal stage of pursuing a claim for personal injury.

Express Solicitors acquires McKays Solicitors

Express Solicitors, has acquired Liverpool’s McKays Solicitors. The package includes 1,400 ongoing client matters and the continued employment of 18 members of staff.

Fundamental dishonesty – what do we need to know?

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (“QOCS”) rules were introduced into the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) on 1st April 2013 as part of Lord Justice Jackson’s reforms.

Why you should not take a pre medical offer

When Ms Shah went into her local Marks and Spencer store, little did she think she would be leaving with more than just her shopping

Express Solicitors Group increases turnover to £27.4m

Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has announced its best ever financial results, with group turnover reaching £27.4m.

Changes to treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain following injury

After suffering from a significant spinal injury while taking part in Channel 4’s show, The Jump, British gymnast Beth Tweddle had to seek the support of a psychologist to help her deal with her debilitating injury

Spoofing of Express telephone number

We are aware that a small number of people have received calls presenting our telephone number of 0161 904 4660 as the caller ID but which in fact have not been made by Express Solicitors.

Lockdown run part 2

Forever Manchester supporter, Express Solicitors, are set to launch the second and latest round of their Virtual Lockdown Run to fundraise for the charity.

Delay in cancer treatment can cause unnecessary psychological distress

We all know how challenging recent times have been, what with the Lockdown, the inability to see and cuddle those we love, the worry of losing our jobs and the inevitable financial hardship that may follow.

What are my employer’s responsibilities in the workplace?

Not only does an employer have a legal duty towards you and your colleagues, but they also have an ethical and moral duty to ensure that everyone they employ is kept safe from physical or psychological harm.