Legal 500 rankings for Excello Law team

Excello lawyers across commercial litigation, sports, employment, real estate and family law have achieved prestigious rankings in the 2022 Legal 500 directory of recommended lawyers.  The directory is published following a detailed submission process focusing on the quality of individuals and teams, the range of client matters worked on during the previous year and interviews with referees.

Congratulations to our ranked lawyers with extracts from the Legal 500 as follows:

Dominic McGinn and Sarah Nolan –  Commercial Litigation, Liverpool and Sport, North West

“Excello Law offers a client-focused service for commercial litigation, handling complex, high-value cases relating to financial claims, employment disputes, and shareholder issues. The team includes Dominic McGinn and Sarah Nolan, both experienced litigators with a strong portfolio of regional and national clients, in sectors including sports, insolvency, and financial advice.”

“Excello Law acts for a range of sporting clients, including football clubs, managers and coaches, players, and sporting organisations, handling transfers, employment litigation, and contractual disputes, with high-profile clients within the North West and internationally. Experienced sports practitioner Dominic McGinn is a key name; he has argued cases before the FA and CAS, among others. Commercial litigator Sarah Nolan handles contentious matters.”

Alexandra Collett and Emyr Kerfoot – Commercial Litigation, elsewhere in the NW

“Excello Law represents a range of clients in diverse sectors, including media, sports, and education, in shareholder disputes, contractual issues, and issues relating to breach of covenant and commercial tenancy. The team includes consultant lawyers Emyr Kerfoot and Alexandra Collett, both experienced litigators, who also provide personal and commercial advice to clients.”

Hina Belitz, David Greenhalgh & Sarah King  – Employment – Senior Execs, London

“Excello Law assists CEOs and other senior management clients with exit settlements and disputes, which often arise from a range of discriminations. The group also acts in High Court claims, injunctions and tribunal cases, and assists returning clients with contractual advice on subsequent employment. David Greenhalgh, who joined the team in May 2020, works in tandem with Hina Belitz. Both are highly regarded for providing clients with a clear plan of action, and the firm is praised as a ‘unique practice that provides clients with practical advice in a collaborative manner.’ “

Richard Osborn – Real Estate, elsewhere in the East Midlands

“Richard Osborn is the key name for Excello Law in the Midlands; he was formerly regional office head at Weightmans LLP before moving to the new model law firm in mid-2019. Osborn has strong roots in the local market, serving as director of a number of business organisations in Leicester,  and his key clients include the University of Leicester. He is praised for combining ‘the experience and deal knowledge of much bigger firms’, with ‘the partner-led service of a more niche practice’. The firm’s commitment to the region was underlined by the launch of a new office in Leicester in January 2021.”

Swati Somaiya – Family, East Midlands

“Swati Somaiya, formerly of Knights plc and Spearing Waite, joined Excello Law in mid-2020. She is praised for her ‘supportive, caring‘ approach, and draws on over two decades of experience to advise clients – including high-net-worth individuals – on the full range of family law services, with a focus on divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation arrangements, pre and post-nuptial agreements and children cases. She is a collaborative lawyer and mediator and is also a co-chair of the Leicestershire Collaborative Family Law Group.”


The firm’s business model as a disruptor law firm offering greater freedom for consultant lawyers was highlighted by a number of referees: ‘Excello Law is an innovative firm which, due to the way it’s set-up, has a great breadth of expertise across the country.’

George Bisnought, managing director, said: “With new rankings across employment law in London, and real estate and family in the Midlands, we are delighted to see a broad representation of our services across the country.  It is also pleasing to see the breadth of expertise across our commercial litigation services in the North West being recognised with a new listing in Liverpool.  This is a great result for our team and highlights the experience of a number of new joiners over recent years.”

Full details of the rankings can be viewed here.