Firm Profile > Minton Morrill > Leeds, England

Minton Morrill

Civil liberties and human rights Tier 4

Minton Morrill is experienced in undertaking a high volume of inquests work, which the 'excellent' Gemma Vine has particular expertise in, as well as being skilled in handling actions against the police. The team also represents families at inquests involving deaths in custody and acts in judicial review claims.

Practice head(s):

Gemma Vine

Other key lawyers:

Anya Campbell; Julia Morrill


‘The team is the leading firm in the area of civil liberties and human rights across Yorkshire and the region. Their reputation means that they are involved in the leading cases in this area of law. Their team is approachable and professional and they are passionate advocates for their clients.’

‘Gemma Vine is an excellent civil liberties and human rights lawyer. Her depth of knowledge in civil liberties is very impressive; she is a true specialist. Her client care skills are also second to none.’

‘Gemma is attentive, thorough, understanding and honest. She is unfailingly organised, practical and forthright.’

Minton Morrill is one of the leading Claimant Clinical Negligence Practices in Yorkshire.

The Practice:  Minton Morrill represents a number of niche practice areas, representing clients nationwide.  It has 4 accredited members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence and/or Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) panels, legal aid contracts in clinical negligence, actions against the police/inquests, community care, debt and housing.  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), civil liberties (including inquests and actions against the police), court of protection (both welfare and finance), social welfare (including social housing and community care) and 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.

Claims involving death can be dealt with entirely in-house, with no need to seek expertise outside the Practice should matters involve the highly specialised field of inquest law.  Similarly, a case which begins as an inquest matter can ultimately become a civil claim for compensation and, if the death occurred in custody, may require the expertise of the award-winning civil liberties team (incorporating skills in actions against the police).

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
Head of Social Welfare Department Adam Leadill
Head of Civil Liberties Department Gemma Vine
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)