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FS Legal

Capital HOUSE, 12 Oxford Road, ALTRINCHAM, WA14 2EB, ENGLAND
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Work 0161 714 4520
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Web:
www.fsl.legal
Altrincham, Birmingham

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

FS Legal

Litigation boutique FS Legal acts for a range of clients in relation to contractual disputes, financial services claims, arbitration, shareholders disputes, warranty claims and injunctions. Other areas of expertise include judicial review, group litigation, tax litigation, property litigation and breach of fiduciary duty. Kit Sorrell - 'a leading commercial litigator who has seen and done it all' - and 'brilliant lawyer and strategist' Julia Norris head the team, which was recently boosted by the arrival of Christine Newton as legal director from an in-house position at Arrow XL.

Practice head(s):Kit Sorrell; Julia Norris

Other key lawyers:Christine Newton; Mubarik Haider; Nicola Stanley

Testimonials

Kit Sorrell is a leading commercial litigator who has seen and done it all’.

Julia Norris is very client friendly’.

Quick, efficient, responsive, and cost effective’.

Kit Sorrell is highly regarded as a hard-nosed litigator. Julia Norris is a brilliant lawyer and strategist - together they make a fantastic team’.

Key Clients

Michael Halsall,  Bernard Higgins Paul Stanton David McDermot (Michael W Halsall Solicitors)

George Urquhart

Leasehold Clients

Blackstar/E-Shares Clients

Work highlights

  • Acting for the claimants in a £6m-plus claim concerning tax products
  • Acting for numerous claimant companies in claims concerning secret commissions paid when selling tax mitigation schemes known as E-Shares and promoted by Blackstar (Europe) Limited.
Leading individuals

Kit Sorrell - FS Legal

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

FS Legal

Litigation boutique FS Legal has particular expertise in financial negligence claims and complex tax negligence claims against banks, financial institutions and major insurers, with values in the multimillion to billion-pound range. The practice, which is jointly run by Kit Sorrell and Julia Norris, conducts the vast majority of their cases on a fully contingent, no win no fee basis. Senior associate Nicola Stanley is another key member of the team, while Christine Newton joined as a legal director from logistics firm Arrow XL in December 2018.

Practice head(s):Julia Norris; Kit Sorrell

Other key lawyers:Mubarik Haider; Christine Newton; Nicola Stanley

Testimonials

'The firm has developed an impressive niche expertise in claims against accountants, tax advisers and other financial professionals. They are particularly experienced in professional negligence claims arising from failed tax avoidance schemes.'

'Kit Sorrell is very experienced in professional negligence claims; something of an elder statesman on the Manchester legal scene. Julia Norris is keen, commercially astute and has formidable capacity for absorbing complex case files in short time.'

'Julia Norris' advice is clear, concise and confident.'

'Julia Norris is very responsive and demystifies complex issues.'

'FS Legal are utterly fearless and fight for their clients, offering an unbelievable service. They believe in their ability to pick winning cases but there is an underlying desire to assist people who have been subject of professional negligence and have lost all their savings.'

'Julia Norris is an absolute superstar and one of the best professional negligence lawyers around - the combination of Kit Sorrell with all his contacts and experience with a brilliant young lawyer make a fabulous team, and they are proving hugely effective.'

Key Clients

Michael W Halsall Solicitors

George Urquhart

Leasehold Clients

Blackstar/E-Shares Clients

Work highlights

  • Acting for Michael W Halsall Solicitors in a £6m-plus professional negligence claim concerning negligent tax advice.
  • Acting for one of the defendants in a multimillion-pound action dubbed the ’Ingenious’ litigation.
  • Representing more than 630 individual clients nationwide in relation to the Leasehold scandal where homeowners find themselves unknowingly bound by highly onerous ground rent clauses rendering their homes worthless and leaving them unable to sell or remortgage.
  • Acting for numerous claimant companies in claims against their accountants for negligent advice concerning tax mitigations schemes known as E-Shares and promoted by Blackstar (Europe) Limited.
Leading individuals

Julia Norris - FS Legal

Kit Sorrell - FS Legal

Rising stars

Nicola Stanley - FS Legal

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