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Two training contracts awarded

We are delighted to announce that Megan Hayes and Anna Wilde have started their Training Contracts with Express Solicitors.

Businesses not taking the appropriate care to prevent transmission of coronavirus to members of the public

Whilst many businesses and local authorities are making every effort to comply with the new government guidelines relating to coronavirus, unfortunately this is not always the case and people have sadly contracted the virus as a result.

Covid 19 in the workplace

As the world-wide spread of Coronavirus continues to make headlines, it paves the way for new areas of risk in the workplace.

Express Solicitors and Frenkel Topping joint venture

Express Solicitors and Frenkel Topping have announced a joint venture to provide settlement advice to clients of Express solicitors who have been awarded compensation after an accident.

Coronavirus update

We are pleased to confirm that in accordance with Government advice, all of our team are now working remotely from home and we are therefore able to provide a full service to all of our clients with minimal to no delay.

Express Solicitors moves up in the Lawyer 200 rankings

The Lawyer Top 200 was published earlier on this week and Express Solicitors are proud to announce we have moved from position 140 from 2018 up to 120 in 2019. This show significant growth in the firm. Within England and Wales there were as of 2017 9488 private practice Law firms.

Express Solicitors Group increases turnover to £21m

Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has announced its best ever financial results, with group turnover reaching £21,004,530.

ACSO – Association of Consumers Support Organisations

Last month saw the launch of the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO). Express Solicitors are one of the founding members whose aim in joining together with other firms is to bring awareness to consumers of the impending law change when the general public will have to navigate the Civil Justice system.

Exceptional circumstances: an escape from fixed costs?

Claimants solicitors are well accustomed to the fixed costs regime as set out in Section 45 Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR). The recent ruling in Hislop v Perde & Kaur v Committee of Ramgarhia Board Leicester [2018] EWCA Civ 1726 confirms that a Claimant cannot escape fixed costs purely by the late acceptance of a Part 36 offer by the Defendant.

Driving whilst on your mobile phone

The offence of using a mobile phone whilst driving is now one of the most common road traffic accident offences. According to the findings on the RAC Report on Motoring 2017 it states that a shocking 23% admitted to having used a handheld phone to make or receive a call whilst driving in the previous 12 months.

Have you been injured by a vehicle on private land?

If you have suffered injury due to a vehicle on private land: be it a Segway, golf buggy or ride-on lawnmower, then your position to make a claim has never been stronger.

The danger of the pre-medical offer

This week, I have settled a claim for a client who had suffered from an exacerbation to a pre-existing back injury following a road traffic accident. Mrs Thomas had a long history of back pain and had even undertaken spinal surgery prior to the accident.

How safe is cosmetic surgery

The cosmetic industry is booming and is estimated to be worth over £3.6 billion in the UK. You may be surprised to hear that procedures such as face-lifts, dermal fillers, Botox, laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) have been carried out almost entirely unregulated for years.

Vicarious liability in the UK following Cox and Mohamud

Earlier this year the issue of vicarious liability made its way to the Supreme Court in the cases of Cox v Ministry of Justice and Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, leading to an increase in the scope of what employee activities their employers can be found liable for.

Express Solicitors is proud to join the ethical marketing charter

Express Solicitors has signed up as a signatory to support the Ethical Marketing Charter in a bid to help stamp out poor marketing practices within the legal sector.

Access to justice

Justice is something that everybody should have access to regardless of their ability to pay for the legal expertise and the process they have to take to get it.