Chris Sweetman is a qualified solicitor who was a partner in a large practice, based in Manchester, before setting up his own niche practice in 2009.
Before branching out on his own, Chris had always worked to the traditional solicitor’s model of charging clients by the hour. When he set up on his own practice, he felt he could give clients a better cost-effective service, by giving clients a fixed fee up-front for his work; Clients would then know, right from the outset, what their legal costs would be, and the model worked well.
From this, the concept of Fair Result’s fixed fee was born, so clients know what the whole process will cost before they engage with Fair Result.
Peter and Chris developed the model from its original idea in 2009 to now include every aspect of their cases including barristers’ fees, valuations, and any expert reports, giving clients certainty.
Chris brings to Fair Result his tenacious approach to the detail of cases, and a strong ability to negotiate firmly and fairly for all his clients.
He recognises all clients are uniquely different and each requires different approaches to get the best results. He cares tremendously about his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best for each. In the courtroom, he is a passionate advocate to fight for what is fair and right for his clients.
Outside of work Chris spends his spare time socialising with a wide group of friends. He plays golf on occasion and has spent nearly 30 years in the Masons, raising huge amounts for a variety of charities nationally and locally to his home in Manchester.
He enjoys good company dining out and travelling across America from the north of Wyoming to the southern keys of Florida, and one year even ran the New York Marathon.
Out of work, he is also good friends with Pete and his wife Sarah, and their families enjoy many nights out together, even holidaying together where possible.