Press releases

Supreme Court confirms employer's contributions into pensions are not to be classified as earnings

Date Posted: 28/02/2014

A ruling handed down this week from the Supreme Court brings clarity to whether or not employer's contributions into pension schemes or other deferred remuneration arrangements are classified as "earnings" under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

Statement from Farrer & Co following Charity Commission decision in Preston Down Trust case

Date Posted: 09/01/2014

The Charity Commission has today announced its intention to register our client, the Preston Down Trust, as a charity.

Udo Onwere joins Farrer & Co

Date Posted: 06/12/2013

Farrer & Co are delighted to announce the appointment of Udo Onwere, who has joined the firm's Private Client team and Sports Group as an Associate.

Laurence Stracey Debate 2013

Date Posted: 05/12/2013

This year's Laurence Stracey debate, held on 10 October 2013, saw two boys from Eton College, Toby Tricks and Harry Elliot, propose the motion "This House would not accept a job from Daddy". This motion was fiercely opposed by Christopher Edwards and Charlie Sparling from Old Square Chambers. The presence of the Eton boys reflects the Head of the Employment Team, David Smellie’s current sabbatical which he is spending teaching at Eton College.

Farrer & Co Advises On Ground-Breaking Licensing Deal in The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Date Posted: 21/11/2013

Leading London firm Farrer & Co has advised Helperby Therapeutics on a ground-breaking licensing deal with Indian pharmaceutical giant Cadila Pharmaceuticals, announced by David Cameron last week as part of the UK's Trade Delegation to India.

Farrer & Co launch Family Business Barometer - A voice for Family Business in the UK

Date Posted: 28/10/2013

Leading independent law firm Farrer & Co has teamed up with resource and advice centre Family Business United to create an exciting new tool for family businesses - the "Farrer & Co Family Business Barometer".

Farrer & Co Tax Debate 2013

Date Posted: 09/10/2013

On Thursday 26 September the Farrer & Co Tax team held their Third Annual Tax Debate at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. This year's motion was “This house believes that tax is for citizen shaping, not just for revenue raising” with Timothy Brennan QC of Devereux Chambers and Hui Ling McCarthy of Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers opposing the motion and Felicity Cullen QC and Michael Jones both of Gray’s Inn Tax Chamber proposing.  

Supreme Court reaffirms protection of British children held abroad

Date Posted: 09/09/2013

The Supreme Court handed down judgment today (9 September) in the matter of A (Children) AP, a highly significant case considering the complex jurisdictional rules around international children cases.

Farrer & Co Promotes Four to Partnership

Date Posted: 12/07/2013

Farrer & Co has announced that four senior associates have been promoted to the partnership as of 1 July 2013. The promotions include one member of the Banking & Financial Services team, two members of the Family team and one member of the IP & Commercial team, reflecting the range of specialist services the firm offers its clients.

The total number of partners at the firm now stands at 79.

Statement from Jeremy Posnansky QC following today's Supreme Court decision

Date Posted: 12/06/2013

Statement by Jeremy Posnansky QC,

Partner, Farrer & Co

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