FS Legal, which has worked on a raft of high-profile multi-million-pound litigation cases, is eyeing further growth after snapping up a new office building in Altrincham.
The 2,200 sq ft space in Alpha House spans the basement, ground and first floor – with the team set to take occupancy in the heart of the town centre in spring following refurbishment.
The Manchester office of FS Legal is led by company partners Kit Sorrell and Julia Norris.
Both are known as ‘go-to’ lawyers for well-known sports and media personalities and were invited by Sir Eric Pickles to write a submission on his experience in the industry and best practice in the inaugural Law and Justice edition of the 2018 Parliamentary Review with forewords from Prime Minister Theresa May and President of the Law Society, Joe Egan.
Julia Norris, Partner, FS Legal Solicitors believes the investment in a prime piece of real estate will enable further growth.
She said: “We are really pleased with the acquisition and look forward to moving the team into our new premises.
“The essential ethos of the firm remains as it has from the outset: do right by the clients and do right by the staff – the rest will follow.
“We have carried this through our real estate strategy and have designed an office space that will concur with facilities to accompany the company’s growing staff count and client base.”
Julia added: ““The team has been involved in many significant, multi-million-pound litigation cases and has seen huge growth over recent years as a result. We are looking to build upon this and with our growing client base we’re incredibly excited to continue our expansion into 2018.”
The office refurbishment at FS Legal’s Alpha House is being carried out by Vantage building consultancy and will involve enhancing existing period features whilst creating a contemporary office environment including bespoke client suites and breakout space.
It comes after the company acquired the freehold of the building from a private client of Regional Property Solutions, to relocate from 45 The Downs.
Paul Wood, Director, Vantage Building Consultancy said: “Altrincham is becoming an ever-more attractive place for businesses. The town has received significant investment in the past year and continues to develop at pace with a variety of amenity at its core.
“The real estate market is an extremely competitive one in the town and we are delighted this deal has come to fruition. The refurbishment will create an office environment that we know fits the team’s ambitions and plans for growth. We are really looking forward to watching the process complete.”
Daniel Lee, director, Regional Property Solutions, who acted for the vendor, said: “This was an off-market transaction with a premium paid for this increasingly rare town centre freehold with the bonus of adequate parking”.
Behr & Co acted for the purchaser.