Client highlights

T v R (Maintenance After Remarriage: Agreement) [2016] EWFC 26

A case concerning the variation of a Maintenance Agreement under s35 of the Matrimonial Causes Act.

Discrimination in the City: advising law firms on multi-million pound claims

Author: William Dawson

Over the last year, Farrers have advised several major law firms defending discrimination and whistleblowing claims, including one which was listed for a multi-week Employment Tribunal hearing where the claimant solicitor sought compensation of several million pounds.

C v C [2015] EWHC 2795

A significant decision regarding the use of freezing orders.

Eton’s Egyptian treasures: international audience benefits from deal to share antiquities

Author: Paul Jones

Farrer & Co advised Eton College on a three-way collaboration, involving the University of Birmingham in the UK and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, to enable the sharing and exhibition of a huge number of Egyptian and other antiquities owned by the College.

G v G [2015] EWHC 1512 (Fam)

Application by a former wife in financial remedy proceedings seeking orders preventing her former husband’s legal team (leading and junior counsel, and solicitors) from continuing to act for him at a forthcoming hearing and redaction of his evidence.

Farrers advise supporters on acquisition of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

Author: Anthony Turner

Farrer & Co has advised Wycombe Wanderers Trust Limited on its acquisition of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club from previous owner Steve Hayes.

Wycombe Wanderers are now one of the few Football League clubs in the country to be owned by their own supporters. Under the terms of the deal, the Trust has acquired all of the voting shares in the Club, and has incorporated a separate holding company which will be responsible for the Club's stadium (Adams Park), its Training Ground and the heritage aspects of the Club.

A licence to succeed: Duchy Originals tie up with Waitrose

Author: Peter Wienand

Farrers advised long-time client Duchy Originals Limited on its widely publicised strategic partnership with Waitrose, announced by The Prince of Wales in September 2009.

M v V [2010] EWHC 1453

We acted for the father in connection with a mother’s application for financial relief in relation to a child, in circumstances where the parties had already reached an agreement in France regarding financial arrangements for the child and successfully persuaded the court that the English court therefore had no jurisdiction.

Age UK: charity merger

Author: Anne-Marie Piper

Farrers advised on the highly complex, multi-jurisdictional merger of Help the Aged with Age Concern England, Age Concern Scotland, Age Concern Northern Ireland and Age Concern Cymru to create Age UK, Age Scotland, Age NI and Age Cymru.

BD v FD [2016] EWHC (Fam) 595

A case involving very substantial assets, largely inherited, and consideration of how the other spouse’s needs should be assessed. The court also considered the consequence of profligate spending by one spouse in the period leading up to the trial.