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Trevor Ward

Partner & Birth Injury Team Leader

Navigating your medical negligence claim in Manchester

Minton Morrill is one of the UK’s leading specialist medical negligence law firms. Following an acquisition by Fletchers Group in 2022, we can now offer our expertise to clients from Fletchers’ local office in Manchester.

We offer a free initial consultation and no win, no fee funding, so you don’t need to worry about cost. With decades of experience and a track record of securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, we can assure you of the best possible service.

You can take reassurance in the independent recognition our team has achieved. This includes high rankings in leading client guides the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, with members of our team also holding clinical negligence accreditation by the Law Society and the gold standard AVMA clinical negligence accreditation.

When you work with our team, you will receive close, personal support to make the claims process as easy as possible on you. We are experts in alternative dispute resolution, meaning most claims can be settled out of court.

Our service also covers related issues you may need assistance with, including attending inquests, managing your compensation, supporting loved ones who lack the capacity to manage their own affairs and dealing with Wills and probate.

To arrange a free consultation with our Manchester team, please call 0113 345 2386 or use our simple online enquiry form and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm 

Our legal services in Manchester

Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence can be lifechanging, both for those directly affected and their loved ones. Claiming compensation is often the only way to make sure people living with the impact of medical negligence can get the full support they need.

At Minton Morrill, we can assist with a wide range of medical negligence claims, including for birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal injuries, cancer misdiagnosis and much more. We can give you the best chance of securing fair compensation that helps to get your life back on track.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Manchester will work closely with you to understand the circumstances surrounding your injuries or those of your loved one. We will provide clear, plain English advice on whether you have grounds for a claim and support you through every step of the claims process.

Birth injury claims

The impact of a birth injury can be devastating. If you or your baby were injured at birth, making a claim for compensation can help to ensure that you and your child have the best standard of care, as well as financial security for the future.

Our birth injury claims solicitors in Manchester can work alongside you to help clarify what steps you need to take to bring forward a claim, providing empathetic support and keeping the process as straightforward as possible.

Inquest advice and representation

When someone dies, a coroner’s inquest may be needed to determine the exact cause of death. For families, this is a key opportunity to have your questions answered about how your loved one died. The process can be daunting, however, so having expert support can be very valuable.

Our inquest solicitors in Manchester can advise you on what to expect at a coroner’s inquest and help you to decide what questions you want answered. Many people prefer to have a solicitor represent them at the inquest itself as these hearings can be overwhelming for families.

Our team will be happy to represent you at a coroner’s inquest where requested, helping to ensure that your questions are answered.

Court of Protection

If a loved one lacks the capacity to manage their personal and/or financial affairs, it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection to give you the authority to assist with these matters. This will typically be needed if the person without capacity does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney or they do but it does not cover all of the decisions they need help with.

Our Court of Protection solicitors in Manchester can assist with all types of applications. This includes one-off issues, such as making a Statutory Will or selling a property, as well as applying to become someone’s Deputy, so you can assist them with decision making on an ongoing basis.

Wills and probate

Compensation for medical negligence can often be very substantial, so those who receive compensation will need to consider what should happen if they pass away. Making a Will is an important step to ensure your estate will be dealt with as you would wish. It can also significantly reduce the potential for conflict between your loved ones.

Our Wills solicitors in Manchester can advise on whether you need a new Will and, where this is required, support you through the process of writing your Will. Our friendly, sensitive team can make sure you fully understand the implications of any decisions you make for your estate and loved ones, creating a clear, legally robust Will that minimises the risk of any confusion or conflict.

Where a loved one has passed away, our experienced probate solicitors in Manchester can help you to deal with their estate. We can advise on the actions you need to take, handle specific parts of the process for you (such as securing Grant of Probate) or deal with the whole estate administration for you.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA can be used to empower someone you trust to help with decisions about your home, finances, health and personal care, should you ever lose the capacity to manage these issues yourself. They must be carefully drafted to cover all necessary eventualities, without giving authority to make decisions you would not have intended.

Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Manchester can draft LPAs for you, giving clear explanations of exactly what powers are included. We can also advise people acting under an LPA on their rights and responsibilities, supporting them to make the right decisions for their loved ones.

Claims against solicitors and other professionals

Unfortunately, the professionals we put our trust in do not always live up to the duty of care they owe us. Where a professional has breached their duty of care resulting in harm to a client, then it may be possible to make a professional negligence claim against them.

Our professional negligence solicitors in Manchester can assist with securing compensation to cover any harm caused by a professional breaching their duty of care. This includes claims against solicitors for mishandling medical negligence claims.

Local legal resources in Manchester

Manchester City Coroners Office

Coroners’ inquests for people in Manchester and the surrounding area are held at Manchester City Coroners Office in The Royal Exchange Building on Cross Street.

Citizens Advice Manchester

Citizens Advice Manchester offers free, basic advice on a range of issues. While this is no substitute for expert legal advice, it can be a good starting point if you are unsure of your rights or options.

How to reach our solicitors in Manchester

Reach us by car

Manchester China Town car park on Faulkner Street is the nearest public car park to our Manchester office. Other nearby car parks include the Manchester Piccadilly Plaza NCP car park on New York Street.

Reach us by bus

Our Manchester office is close to a number of bus stops, including those served by bus numbers 101, 202, 203, 34A, 36, 38, 41, 42 and 42B.

Reach us by train

We are a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.

Plan your journey

To plan your journey to our office in Manchester, please use this link to Google’s journey planner.


At Minton Morrill, we recognise that clients often have additional requirements to help them access legal services. We are committed to making our services accessible to all, so will be happy to discuss any requirements you have and the steps we can take to accommodate you.

Speak to our solicitors in Manchester

Get in touch with our solicitors in Manchester for legal advice and support anywhere in England and Wales by call 0113 345 2386 or using our simple online enquiry form and we will get back to you within 48 hours.


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