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GROSVENOR HOUSE, 45 THE DOWNS, ALTRINCHAM, WA14 2QG, ENGLAND
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Work 0161 714 4520
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www.fsl.legal
Altrincham, West Midlands

Kit Sorrell

Tel:
Work 0161 714 4520
Email:
FS Legal

Work Department

Litigation

Position

With over 30 years’ experience, Kit Sorrell is a highly renowned litigation specialist. He acts in high value, typically multi-million pound, claims against the full range of professionals including tax advisers, financial advisers, accountants, solicitors, surveyors, architects, engineers and construction professionals. Kit is nationally recognised as a Leader in the Field and is recommended in both Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500 where he is described as “highly experienced”, “one of the best commercial litigators in the region” noting in particular his “gravitas, tough negotiation skills and dogged determination”. Kit has developed a particular specialism in commercial construction disputes of all types in his many years of acting for well-known national property developers and is a founding member of the firm’s specialist Construction Disputes Team. Kit is also widely known for leading the way in professional negligence claims against financial and tax advisers in particular claims involving tax avoidance and mitigation schemes. Kit was amongst the very first lawyers to be instructed on the high profile Film Scheme Tax Partnership cases and to issue the first High Court proceedings against advisers who recommended such schemes. Kit has become known as the ‘go-to’ lawyer for well-known sports and media personalities in this field. Kit has been interviewed by the Financial Times on a number of occasions and quoted in numerous articles in the FT, The Mail on Sunday, FT Adviser, Money Marketing and IFA Online.

Career

Kit joined Liverpool practice Bremner Sons & Corlett before joining DWF in 1983 and founding the litigation department. In 2000 he joined Wacks Caller before heading the professional negligence team at Pannone in 2006. In 2014 Kit opened the Manchester Office of FS Legal where he is a Partner.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West

Within: Leading individuals

Kit Sorrell - FS Legal

Within: Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West

FS Legal has ‘a deservedly good reputation for providing a top-quality, commercial service’. The team is well regarded for its expertise in high-value professional negligence cases and is increasingly advising on general commercial cases and construction-related proceedings. Morris Homes Group is a key client. Kit Sorrell is ‘a tenacious litigator’ and is ‘able to turn his hand to any kind of dispute’; he heads the team alongside ‘excellent litigatorJulia Norris and was recently joined by senior associate Mubarik Haider from Berg.

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Kit Sorrell - FS Legal

Within: Professional negligence

FS Legal is a ‘firm that punches well above its weight and is particularly strong in the areas of financial services, pensions and tax schemes’. The ‘commercially focused and tenaciousKit Sorrell garners praise for his ‘personal attention to clients and for ensuring that he gets a good result for his clients’. The other key partner is Julia Norris, who is ‘definitely on the ball’. It routinely handles complex, multimillion-pound claims and represents high-profile individuals and national corporations such as Morris Homes.

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