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Autonomous Cars

Nik Ellis explores the future of cars & travel in the UK Your Children’s World The year is 2031 and finally the age of the autonomous car is with us.  Driveways, garages, streets are empty as self driving cars on demand arrive within minutes, cars-as-a-service.  Only a few cars with steering wheels & pedals remain,…

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Laird launch Client Booking Portal

Laird’s client booking portal launched Laird are delighted to announce the launch of their booking app, designed to augment their customer service.  Customers can book their vehicle inspections 24/7 at their convenience, within seconds, via an interactive cloud-based portal, sent to them via a link in a text message. No downloading, just a simple few…

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Laird announce updated web portal

Laird Assessors launch next-gen web portal with extended functionality and greater speed than ever.   We are delighted to announce our new upgraded portal has now launched aimed at making their clients, vehicle drivers, suppliers; indeed anyone with approved access to the case’s lives easier.  Extended functionality creates a better user experience, which accessing Swiftcase directly…

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Accident Management / CHO Solutions

Being positioned within the market as a leading supplier for some of the countries largest and most reputable Accident Management and Credit Hire Organisations we have taken a look back as to how this has been achieved. Utilising our bespoke IT infrastructure and learning and developing from long standing commercial relationships  has allowed us to…

A Decade in Engineering

Julian reaches a decade at Laird Midlands based motor engineer Julian has reached a decade of work at Laird Assessors.  Ten years in any role is a long time but Julian said, “I love what I do & it’s a great company to work for.  We’ve seen so many changes over the year as cars…

Niki Makes The Grade

All of us at Laird would like to give a huge congratulations to Niki Harbron for recently passing her IMI VDA Accreditation and becoming an Appropriately Qualified Person for salvage categories. Niki embarked on our bespoke Engineering Development programme with help from some of the countries largest manufacturer approved repairers along with our internal development…

Laird Languages rebrand to Translate Hive

Laird Languages has rebranded as Translate Hive to reflect the evolving client base. Originally set up in 2013 as a sub-division of Laird Assessors to help with the myriad of diverse languages spoken around the UK, it has grown beyond the legal / insurance world of Laird. We were asked by a vape manufacturer to…

Languages around the world

Language & the difference between Translation and Interpretation

There’s no doubt that many questions surround legal interpretation and translation and how it can assist, from the first notification of loss through to Court proceedings, whilst remaining a disbursement.    What’s the difference between Translation and Interpretation? Translation is a written text from one language to another, ensuring complete understanding in a visual format.…

The Black & White of Green Parts

As recycling becomes ever more important we ask motor engineer Nik Ellis from Laird Assessors to give us an independent view on the pros & cons of green parts. The Bodyshop Perspective From a financial point of view green parts may seem less profitable than fitting manufacturers parts (OEM).  The greater the price of the…

Laird Announce Recruitment Day

Following strong growth throughout 2019, Laird are expanding their teams based at their HQ in Heswall. With a wide variety of roles on offer they have decided to put on an informal recruitment day, next door to their offices in the Harvest Mouse pub on Thursday 17th October. For people with a keen interest or…