Firm Profile > Minton Morrill > Leeds, England

Minton Morrill

Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

Leeds firm Minton Morrill is a true boutique with a strong specialism in clinical negligence matters; it is praised for its 'compassionate' approach and 'excellent standard of client care'. The department, headed by 'exceptional' managing director Simon Minton, includes four accredited panel members and a number of other highly experienced solicitors. Director Julia Morrill, head of civil litigation, deals with claims relating to maximum severity brain injuries for infants and adults. Sahida Patel handles very high value, complex birth injury claims, often achieving multimillion-pound settlements, and also specialises in gynaecological clinical negligence matters. Associate solicitor Guy Pomphrey is also recommended.

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‘One of the most competent practices there is in dealing with maximum severity and complex cases concerning brain injuries in children.’

‘Simon Minton is a truly exceptional solicitor, with all the qualities you could want: diligent, thorough, enormous breadth of legal knowledge and experience, terrific judgement and commanding huge respect. His client care is second to none, and the polish with which he presents cases should be a standard for the profession.’

‘A personal service. Very discreet. Kind and caring but also very professional. The team works really well together.’

‘Simon Minton’s attention to detail is outstanding. Very quick to respond to emails. Sahida Patel has a lovely caring manner, very approachable. They are the ‘A team’ and complement each other.’

‘After spending a lot of time on research to find the right solicitor for my daughter’s case, I was confident that Minton Morrill was the perfect one, and how right I was! They kept me up to date every step of the way, and were always there to answer any questions I had. Sahida Patel and Simon Minton went way above and beyond what I had hoped for – I am so grateful to them and couldn’t possibly thank them enough. My daughter’s future is now secure – thanks to Minton Morrill, I know that no matter what the future holds, she will always be okay.’

‘I found the practice to be very welcoming and approachable. They explained options clearly and provided clear and concise advice and recommendations. They were very commercial and went the ‘extra mile’ to ensure the best outcome for the family. They were compassionate and seemed to really care about the case and getting the best result. I could not fault them.’

‘Guy Pomphrey is kind, understanding, compassionate and cared about our case. He was very knowledgeable and commercial and we were very pleased with the outcome and result of our action. I would certainly recommend him to others.’

‘Excellent standard of client care at all times. They give the personal touch which makes all the difference when clients need it most. The practice is small enough to give tailored, personal care, yet sophisticated and with bang-up-to-date technical knowledge to underpin it.’

Court of protection Tier 3

Minton Morrill’s 'approachable, knowledgeable and efficient' Court of Protection team is experienced in managing multimillion-pound funds for those who lack mental capacity to manage their property and financial affairs. The 'exceptional, hardworking and experiencedJulia Morrill and Sahida Patel often act as professional deputies in cases involving high-value claims and brain injury cases. In addition, Morrill acts as a professional trustee in personal injury trusts.

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Minton Morrill solicitors and staff provide excellent service, support, help and advice

Julia Morrill is an exceptional solicitor, hardworking and very experienced. She is always available to answer any questions or queries we may have and responds in a very timely manner

My overall impression of the firm is that the lawyers are engaging, responsive and proactive with their clients and relevant others, with a thoughtful and considered manner. They are approachable, knowledgeable and efficient

Minton Morrill is one of the leading claimant clinical negligence practices in Yorkshire.

The practice:  Minton Morrill represents niche practice areas, representing clients nationwide.  It has three accredited members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence and/or Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) panels and holds a legal aid contract in clinical negligence.  In recent years the practice has received awards or commendations for its excellence and that of its specialist lawyers at the British Legal Awards, The Yorkshire Legal Awards, The Law Society Excellence Awards and the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Types of work undertaken:  This is a niche practice not simply because it confines itself to excelling in specific fields, but because it offers advice in highly specialised, complex or unusual areas of law to an accredited, regulated standard.  Due to its expertise it regularly receives recommendations from other solicitors and acts for clients nationally as well as locally.  Minton Morrill is often involved in very high-value, complex and ground-breaking cases.  It is justifiably proud of the rankings achieved by its teams and individual lawyers within both The Legal 500 and Chambers  Guide to Leading UK Lawyers.

Minton Morrill offers specialist representation in the areas of clinical negligence (often involving high-value and complex claims), Court of Protection (property and financial affairs), wills and probate.

What makes Minton Morrill extraordinary is the blend of interaction between its various expert teams.  As an example, in clinical negligence claims for birth and brain injuries where following a compensation award the Court of Protection team can deal with all financial aspects to include deputyship and trust work to include purchasing suitably adapted property, implementing care regimes, involving case managers and therapists as examples.  This makes for a seamless, consistently quality-assured, holistic service to all of its clients, including those families which have been bereaved and vulnerable individuals with diminished capacity.

Clients and peers alike commend the practice for its personal service, common sense, client-focused and tenacious approach as well as for its wealth of technical knowledge and experience.  This often results in successful outcomes on behalf of clients whom other practices cannot service.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director and Head of Clinical Negligence Department Simon J Minton
Director and Head of Private Client Department Julia Morrill
Director Sahida Patel