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A private equity-backed law firm has acquired a Yorkshire counterpart specializing in complex medical negligence claims and protection court work.

Fletchers Group has purchased 100% of the share capital of Leeds-based Minton Morrill.

The acquired company has more than 30 years of expertise representing clients in high value medical negligence claims, often involving brain injury.

All of their team members, including directors Simon Minton, Julia Morrill and Sahida Patel, will remain with the business under new ownership.

Peter Haden, chief executive of Fletchers Group, said the deal would allow Fletchers to leverage Minton Morrill’s reputation for his work in gross medical negligence cases.

“Simon Minton (Managing Director) and his team are highly respected in the industry and have delivered outstanding results to their clients in high value medical negligence cases, particularly birth injuries, where they have an outstanding reputation” , did he declare.

“The combination of talent at Minton Morrill and Fletchers will give all of our existing and potential clients across the UK a team of high caliber legal professionals working on their behalf.

“We have made clear our intention to acquire businesses that fit our strategy and enhance our talent pool in the medical negligence space, and Minton Morrill is a perfect fit for us in this regard, while providing Fletchers with a presence. long-awaited in Leeds, an area known for its legal talent.”

Minton added, “Peter painted a compelling picture of the opportunity before us as a member of Fletchers, and we are excited about the prospect of being part of a growing and expanding company.

“We felt that we would benefit from being part of a larger group in order to move to the next level of growth.

“I am confident that Fletchers Group will be the best possible guardian for our brand, our people and, most importantly, our customers.”

The acquisition is the second for Southport-based Fletchers Group since it was bought by private equity firm Sun Capital in October last year. The first acquisition was the national law firm Cycle SOS in May 2022.

Haden said: “The outlook for critical injury consolidation is positive. We remain keen to speak to suppliers looking to create value from their life’s work and either in retirement or, like Minton Morrill, aiming for a further growth and success within a larger group.

“Sun Capital continues to support our growth aspirations and is committed to helping us invest to build our scale and capabilities. Our pipeline is solid and I am confident that we will complete other transactions in the coming months.

The deal has received regulatory approval and the consideration is undisclosed.

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