FS Legal secures top-tier place in Legal 500

FS Legal has received the highest accolade from Legal 500, the legal sector’s independent and authoritative directory of law firms and chambers, just five years after launching. The firm and its lawyers have been ranked as a Top Tier litigation firm in the newly launched Legal 500 2020 Edition.

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Partners Kit Sorrell and Julia Norris, who jointly head the team, are marked out as “Elite Leading Lawyers,” with Kit having also been recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame in the previous Edition.

Kit has been described as “a great tactician and inspires real confidence in his clients and a “great tactician who knows how to plot the outcome of a case from the very outset.”


Julia has been given ‘leading individual’ status in this Edition and is referred to as a “brilliant lawyer and strategist.”


The 2020 Edition also sees two of the team pick up first rankings. Legal Director Christine Newton is recognised in both Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence, having only recently returned to private practice after being In-House Counsel for Arrow XL until late 2018.


Senior Associate Nicola Stanley received her first recognition in Professional Negligence work as well as being ranked as a Legal 500 Rising Star.


Partner Julia Norris said: “We’re absolutely thrilled at this recognition from the prestigious Legal 500 rankings. We are incredibly proud of the of the team. These ranking are based on feedback from our clients and Counsel and to rank so highly really is testament to the team’s exceptional work throughout the year.”

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 is available to view online. You can view the results at http://www.legal500.com/firms/4101/6682.

Altrincham lawyers put up £5,000 prize fund for best young artists


We have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest and the number of entries into the FS Legal Art Prize 2019.

Due to the popular demand from young artists across the North West, we have taken to decision to extend the deadline to Monday September 30th

The competition invites local artists, aged 16 – 25 years old, to create a unique piece of art on canvas, board or paper. The artwork must be an interpretation of the theme of FIVE – in celebration of FS Legal’s fifth anniversary. The pieces can be created using any medium, including pastels, watercolour, oil or acrylic paint, and executed to any size.

The judges will be looking closely at the artist’s interpretation of the theme and how this is conveyed through the artwork.

The winning artist will receive a £3000 cash prize, while four runners up will each be awarded £500 for their creation.

The competition will be judged by Bill Clark, owner of Clark Art in Hale, a specialist in L.S. Lowry and modern British art, along with two Partners from FS Legal, Julia Norris and Kit Sorrell.

An exclusive, invitation only evening will be held on Thursday 17th October at Clark Art where the winners and runners up will be revealed at a prize giving.


Key Dates                                                                                                                                      

Final deadline for entries – Monday 30th September

Prize giving and exclusive viewing – Thursday 17th October


Competition artwork to be delivered to:


20 Market Street



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