Nick Phillips and Gary Mellor sitting side-by-side on chairs


Leading Stoke-on-Trent law firm Beswicks Legal has been recognised in no less than 11 practice areas in this year’s Legal 500.

The independent guide, which is published annually, lists Beswicks as a top tier law firm for dispute resolution and sports and recommends the Festival Park-based solicitors for a wide range of services including corporate and commercial, debt recovery, insolvency, employment, family law, commercial property, construction and property litigation.

The Legal 500 is an independent guide to the best legal firms and individuals in the country based on the views and experiences of clients.

Published annually, the guide is researched by a team that assess submissions and conduct interviews with solicitors and their clients before they name the best firms.

Recognition was also given in this year’s Legal 500 to senior partner Gary Mellor and sports lawyer Tim Bailey who was ranked among the elite leading lawyers nationwide.

Senior partner Gary Mellor said: “We are delighted to have again achieved the top tier ranking for sports and dispute resolution, as well as being recognised in so many other practice areas.”

Nick Phillips, Beswicks Legal managing partner added: “We really do have a fantastic team at Beswicks and recognition by the Legal 500 underlines the expertise of our team and the outstanding service and results that they achieve for clients. We couldn’t be more proud.”

Client comments in the guide include reference to Beswicks’ ‘professionalism, attention to detail and great client care’, ‘extremely thorough’, ‘client-focused and approachable’, ‘you always feel the team will go the extra mile to help’, ‘a very personal and professional practice’.