Laurence Stracey Debate 2012
Date Posted: 24/10/2012
This year's Laurence Stracey Debate, held on 4 October 2012, saw Adam Tolley of Fountain Court and Jonathan Swift QC of 11KBW propose the motion "Whistleblowing all the way to the bank – this law encourages more gold diggers than do gooders." The motion was opposed by Katharine Newton of Old Square and Robin Allen QC of Cloisters. The session was presided over by Lord Justice Patrick Elias, Court of Appeal.
For the first time in the debate's seven year history the result was a tie, with 106 votes each.
Farrer & Co promotes three to partnership
Date Posted: 16/07/2012
Farrer & Co has promoted three senior associates to the partnership, spanning the Banking & Financial Services, Estates & Private Property and International Private Client teams.
The promotions, which reflect the firm’s range of specialist areas, bring the total number of partners at the firm to 79.
Farrer & Co Tax Debate 2012
Date Posted: 01/06/2012
On Thursday 24 May the Farrer & Co Tax team held their second annual Tax Debate at The National Gallery, London. This year's motion was "This house believes that tax policy should be determined internationally by technocrats rather than nationally by governments" with Andrew Thornhill QC and Charles Bradley of Pump Court Tax Chambers opposing the motion and Roderick Cordara QC and David Scorey of Essex Court Chambers proposing.
Development Directors’ Forum debates donor due diligence
Date Posted: 05/03/2012
The Development Directors’ Forum met on 20 February, hosted by Farrer & Co and with Sponsorship Consulting representing the sponsors’ perspective, to discuss a range of options for the fund-raisers’ armoury.
Laurence Stracey Debate 2011
Date Posted: 17/11/2011
This year's Laurence Stracey Debate, held on 3 October 2011, saw Thomas Linden QC and James Laddie of Matrix Chambers propose the motion "British strike laws are an affront to the rights of the working man". This motion was fiercely opposed by Bruce Carr QC and Andrew Burns of Devereux Chambers. The debate was judged expertly by His Honour Judge Peter Clark.