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3 Need-To-Know Rules from the Updated Highway Code

The Highway Code, first published in 1931, is something that all road users, not just drivers, should have a working knowledge of as it applies to all equally. Some of the rules are legal requirements, meaning that you are committing a criminal offence if you do not follow them. A breach of these rules can […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

In the UK around 850 women die each year of cervical cancer. Tragically, that is more than two per day. Additionally, over 220,000 women, and persons with a cervix, are diagnosed with cervical cell changes, each year in the UK. January 17-23 marks Cervical Cancer Prevention week in the UK, with many charities and health […]

Law Firms Purchased By Express Solicitors

Welcome to Express Solicitors If you’ve reached this page after visiting another law firm’s website, it’s likely to be because we’ve purchased that law firm. We are a top 200 personal injury specialist legal practice – one of the biggest in the entire UK. We are rapidly growing, but our focus is always on supporting […]

162 new employees at Express Solicitors during last 12 months including clinical negligence partner and in-house barrister

Clinical Negligence Partner – Carol Brooks-Johnson and new in-house barrister- Garreth Duggan have been appointed by Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors. The pair are just two of 162 new appointments made by the firm from September 2020 to August 2021. Carol Brooks-Johnson joins Express Solicitors as Head of Clinical Negligence and heads up […]

Express Solicitors promotes 56 employees including six new partners

Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has made good on its policy to bring its brightest talent through the ranks with the promotion of 56 employees from September 2020 to August 2021. Six employees have been promoted to partner, including three who started in the new client team before achieving a training contract at […]

Express Solicitors Group turnover at record high of £31.3m

Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has announced its best ever financial results, with group turnover up by 14% from last year to £31.3m. Turnover for Express Solicitors was up from £22.6m in 2020 to £26m in 2021 while medical reporting agency, Ontime Group, increased turnover from £4.9m to £5.3m. Caseloads over the year […]

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