New law firm on the block reveals performance after ‘fabulous’ first year

James Brown and Sam Hall

The founders of a  Manchester-based family law firm, which counts high profile footballers and WAGs among its clients, say that maintaining the excellence and endeavour of their first year in business will be essential in providing future success.

Sam Hall and James Brown have described the 12 months since setting up Hall Brown Family Law as “nothing short of fabulous”.

Since April 2016, the firm has recorded turnover of £1.3m and seen a dramatic expansion in staff numbers to 18 (13 of which are fee earners), requiring a move to larger premises in the Grade II-listed Ship Canal House on King Street in Manchester.

The firm had dealt with more than 260 cases in its first year with many involving 13 different jurisdictions, across Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa.

As well as Stacey Giggs, wife of the former Manchester United player and caretaker-manager, Ryan, notable Hall Brown clients have included the ex-Spurs and Newcastle United French international David Ginola.

Brown said: “We have had a remarkable first 12 months and are well on course to better what we’ve achieved during year two.

“The growth to date has already seen us become the largest specialist family law team in the North. However, we will not lose sight of our desire to provide a very bespoke service.

“We intend to continue to concentrate simply on being the best at what we do. I think that both the volume and the nature of work which we have handled fully justifies our approach.

“We have been very fortunate in attracting some of the country’s leading family lawyers and we will look to increase our numbers still further with singular, strategic, quality appointments when the right talent from other top tier firms become available.”