7th September 2022

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist

Fletchers Group – the North West-based law firm backed by Sun Capital – has acquired Minton Morrill, a Leeds-based firm specialising in complex medical negligence claims and Court of Protection work.

PE-backed Fletchers Group acquires medical negligence specialist

Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team advised Fletchers on the deal, which will enable Fletchers to leverage the reputation of Minton Morrill and strengthen its footprint in Yorkshire.

Minton Morrill has represented clients in high-value medical negligence claims, often involving brain injury, for more than 30 years. All members of the firm will remain with the business under the new ownership.

Peter Haden, chief executive of Fletchers Group, said: “The combination of talent at Minton Morrill and Fletchers will give all our existing and potential clients across the UK a high calibre team of legal professionals working on their behalf.

“We have made clear our intention to acquire businesses which fit our strategy and enhance our pool of talent in medical negligence, and Minton Morrill is a perfect fit for us in this respect, as well as giving Fletchers a long-awaited presence in Leeds, an area known for its legal talent”.

Ed Brentnall and Elliot Pledger of DSW Transaction Services carried out financial due diligence for Fletchers on the deal. It follows the acquisition of the Cycle SOS brand and the personal injury book of Burnley firm Smith Jones in May, on which DSW also advised.

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