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Minton Morrill Solicitors

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Excellent reputation for handling a wide range of clinical negligence claims. Benefits from the strong individual reputations of experienced partners, particularly for advice on serious brain injuries as a result of birth traumas and diagnostic failures. Also handles claims against GPs and wrongful birth cases, additionally representing clients at inquests. Offers further experience in negligent surgical and spinal claims.

Strengths

An interviewee remarks: "Minton Morrill are dedicated to getting the proper and best outcome for their clients."

A client notes: "They provide a great service and a helpful, friendly team."

A source comments: "They are extremely organised, transparent and timely."

Notable practitioners

Guy Pomphrey is experienced in fatal claims and high-value birth injury cases.
"Very straightforward and extremely good at his job."

Julia Morrill offers specialist expertise in birth injury as well as Court of Protection cases.
"Very kind, patient and knowledgeable."

Sahida Patel frequently acts on various birth injury cases, including complex cerebral palsy claims, as well as neonatal negligence proceedings.
"Very thorough and knowledgeable."

Simon Minton offers a wide range of expertise including complex, high-value cerebral palsy claims, as well as other birth injuries. He is also well versed in fatal negligence cases related to diagnostic failures.
"A fabulous solicitor." "Organised, extremely knowledgeable, committed and compassionate."

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Overview

Minton Morrill have a leading (Band 1) Clinical Negligence team with ranked lawyers including Simon Minton and Julia Morrill (both Band 1), Sahida Patel (Band 2) and Guy Pomphrey (Associate to Watch) together with 3 other lawyers. 

The team handle a wide range of medical negligence cases with particular expertise in high value and complex birth injury cerebral palsy, meningitis and other infectious diseases child injury cases. 

The lawyers work closely with colleagues in the firm’s Court of Protection team who act as Professional Deputies or Trustees to manage clients’ compensation.  

This full-service approach extends to other areas of work and lawyers will often represent families at Inquests prior to investigating civil claims stemming from deaths in healthcare.    

Within the year the team have settled a number of maximum severity cerebral palsy cases equating to over £30 million in compensation. One of these cases, conducted by Sahida Patel, settled for over £15 million on a capitalised basis. The team are currently instructed on other similar high-profile maximum severity cases.

A range of other cases have also settled including a £600,000+ settlement for a mother who negligently sustained a serious perineal tear in childbirth and a series of Fatal Accident cases. 

The team act in all areas of clinical negligence but have particular expertise in:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Meningitis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Fatal Accident Claims
  • Delayed diagnosis of Cancer

Members

Minton, Simon (Head of Department)

Johnson, Jasmine

Morrill, Julia

Patel, Sahida

Pomphrey, Guy

Ratcliffe, Sarah

Whitworth, Lisa

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Minton Morrill Solicitors

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Location

27 Park Square West

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2PL

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Guy Pomphrey
Associates to watch
Julia Morrill
Senior Statespeople
Sahida Patel
Band 2
Simon Minton
Band 1