About us

  • July 2008

    Founder George Bisnought, following his own experiences in both private practice and industry, decides to set up a commercial law firm as a limited company, seeking to provide a more rewarding way to practise for lawyers and offering better value to clients. George’s mission is to challenge the traditional, and bring innovation, disruption and agility to the profession!

  • July 2009

    The name is chosen – Excello – to excel or surpass, a guiding principle across everything the firm does. We receive authorisation from the SRA

  • November 2009

    We complete our first firm merger welcoming Joanne Losty, who joins the board four years later

  • October 2010

    Our first milestone is reached with 10 partner-level consultant lawyers

  • March 2013

    An exciting moment as Excello Law is licensed as an ABS (Alternative Business Structure)

  • Excello Law Chancery Lane

    March 2014

    We commit to offering consultant lawyers the space and facilities for working, hot desking and client meetings with the opening of our first office in London’s Chancery Lane

  • May 2014

    Growth continues apace as we reach a team of 50 lawyers

  • October 2014

    Excello 360 – our dedicated central services support team – is launched offering a best in class transition and induction programme, and a host of admin, secretarial, marketing and business development support services available to lawyers

  • Excello Law Liverpool

    December 2014

    Our Liverpool office opens with four senior lawyers on board joining as a team move

  • April 2015

    We open our third UK office – this time in Leeds ready to support Yorkshire and the NE

  • April 2015

    We agree our first international strategic alliance with Rimon Law in the US

  • May 2015

    Our offer expands with the recruitment of our first private client specialist

  • December 2015

    We roll-out our Business Development Ambassadors strategy – regionally-based senior lawyers with the contacts and local knowledge to lend support to new consultants

  • June 2016

    We offer a new service as one of the world’s leading Islamic finance and banking lawyers moves to Excello Law

  • June 2016

    We undertake our first Lawyer Satisfaction Survey and achieve an almost perfect score as our lawyers rank their happiness working for the firm, enjoying the freedom, flexibility and control of their daily working lives

  • September 2016

    We add family law to our portfolio

  • September 2016

    We win ‘Best Agile Working Initiative’ at The Lawyer Business Awards

  • February 2017

    We open our Chester office and welcome a host of new joiners across litigation, corporate, private client and environment who are attracted to the first-class facilities

  • Excello Law Bishopsgate London

    June 2017

    Excello Law officially has the largest office network of any of the new-model firms with the opening of our new London office in the heart of the City

  • July 2017

    We win COLBA Legal Firm of the Year – a fantastic result for our rapidly-expanding NW team

  • October 2017

    We win ‘Excellence in Law Management’ at the Law Society Awards

  • November 2017

    We agree a strategic alliance with new-model firm Nexus Law Group in Australia, building on our agreement with US-based Rimon Law, providing a network of over 200 lawyers to service clients across North America, Australia and SE Asia

  • December 2017

    Recognition from the Modern Law Awards as we win ‘ABS of the Year’

  • Excello Law Leeds

    July 2018

    We move to larger offices in Leeds

  • November 2018

    Two of our employment lawyers achieve one of the largest compensation claims awarded against the NHS, and national news headlines, when a former NHS IT manager wins £1 million following unfair dismissal

  • February 2019

    We win ‘Marketing and Communications Strategy of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards for our PassionForLaw.com website and recruitment campaign

  • May 2019

    We’ve very proud to be shortlisted for ‘Law Company of the Year’ in The Lawyer Awards

  • Excello Law Birmingham

    May 2019

    Our sixth UK office opens in Birmingham, spearheading our ambitious plans for growth across the Midlands

  • July 2019

    We celebrate 10 years with an anniversary party to end all parties….!

  • September 2019

    It’s official – we reach 100 partner-level lawyers working for the firm with a support team of 25.

  • April 2020

    Specialist entertainment and creative industries legal practice Jayes Collier merges with Excello Law

  • November 2020

    We continue our expansion across the NW with the opening of our Manchester office

  • December 2020

    We enjoy our most buoyant recruitment year following unprecedented interest in our agile model following the Covid-19 pandemic

  • January 2021

    Exciting news as we open an office in Leicester to support a number of new joiners in the area

  • June 2021

    We launch a new national residential development team of over 20 lawyers providing services to housebuilders, private and public sector developers and private landowners.

  • July 2021

    We celebrate our 12th anniversary demonstrating a sustainable and expanding ‘consultant lawyer’ business model.  We’re now a team of 150+

  • December 2021

    We recognise the first cohort of Excello consultant lawyers who have worked for more than a decade for the firm demonstrating sustainability and longevity of the consultancy fee-share model.

  • May 2022

    Following the growth of our East Midlands team, we move to larger offices in Leicester at the prestigious Gresham Works redevelopment.

  • June 2022

    We open a new office in Stoke-on-Trent bringing our national office network to 10 locations – all free to use for our consultant lawyers for permanent working, hot desking and client meetings.