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Express Win Law Firm of the Year Award

Express win ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Modern Claims Awards 2024!

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Express helps motorcyclist ‘lucky to be alive’ after crash

Motorcyclist Callum Baldwin was severely injured when a van collided with him, throwing him from his motorbike. He wanted to take legal action against the van driver so he approached personal injury specialists Express Solicitors for help.

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Express continues bold growth strategy with new director and additions to senior team

Personal injury law firm Express Solicitors is continuing to bolster its senior team by appointing Charles Layfield as its Chairman Non-Executive Director.

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Express solicitor reacts to verdict on trampoline park injuries

Former Flip Out Chester owners David Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling were today given a fine of just over £6,000 each – despite 11 people breaking their backs in a seven-week period at their trampoline park while they were in charge.

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Mother-of-two fears mould-infested flat will kill her

Stacey Coveley, 37, from Clapham, is taking up a personal injury claim with Express Solicitors as a result of a severe mould problem in her South London council flat.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key courtroom etiquette

Being in a courtroom isn’t a pleasant for anyone, regardless of whether you’re a witness, defendant, member of the jury or the claimant – although, obviously it’s more unpleasant for the defendant.

Why do we continually have a problem with elderly care in hospitals and care institutions?

Elderly care has been the subject of considerable focus in the last few years from both the Care Quality Commission and the press.