Yorkshire-based Minster Law has announced its expansion into London, with the launch of a new City-based team.

This news follows the business’ acquisition by the BGL Group earlier this year, under the industry’s largest alternative business structure ABS licence. The new office forms part of Minster’s growth drive to become a market leader in multi-track and catastrophic personal injury.

The new 30-strong team includes high-calibre, specialist, qualified solicitors and legal assistants and allows Minster to have a more effective geographical reach, enhancing the service it offers southern-based clients.

Stuart Ramsey, managing director at Minster Law, said: ‘This is a key milestone in the growth of Minster Law and further enhances our strategy to become a market leading multi-track and catastrophic personal injury firm. The new site demonstrates our commitment to further expansion and our ability to support clients and business partners.’

David Downie, group director, legal services for BGL added: ‘The opening of a new London-based office is a further signal that BGL is committed to investing in our legal services business. In addition, we are planning continued recruitment across all of our Minster Law sites in 2014 – alongside further exciting developments in our plans to define and lead the consumer legal services market.’