Press releases

Farrer & Co to support Walpole and London Business School MBA Programme in Luxury Management

Date Posted: 12/02/2015



 Farrer & Co are excited to announce their new association with Walpole - the unique alliance of over 170 British luxury brands - and London Business School, in the support of their MBA Programme in Luxury Management.

Laurence Stracey Debate 2014

Date Posted: 23/01/2015

This year's Laurence Stracey debate saw Sean Jones QC and Simon Walker, Director General of the IOD, propose the motion  "The British boardroom is alive and well: it is a model to praise not pillory." The motion was opposed by Kate Robertson and Catherine Callaghan.

The motion was carried 106 to 91. 

Many thanks to our excellent speakers and Judge, Dame Sue Carr.

Farrer & Co Tax Debate 2014

Date Posted: 25/09/2014

On Thursday 18 September the Farrer & Co Tax team held their Tax Debate at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. This year's motion was 'This house believes that paying tax is a moral obligation, not just a legal one' with Sam Grodzinski QC of Blackstone Chambers and Philip Ridgeway of Temple Tax Chambers opposing the motion and Melanie Hall QC of Monckton Chambers and Edward Waldegrave of Pump Court Tax Chambers proposing. 

Farrer & Co welcomes back Marianne Kafena to Private Client Team

Date Posted: 12/09/2014

Farrer & Co has continued to invest in its international private client team with the re-appointment of Marianne Kafena, formerly of Kleinwort Benson.  

Marianne joins Farrer & Co as a partner practising in the private client team as of 29 September 2014.

Marianne qualified as a solicitor at Farrer & Co in 2000.  Since then, she has held roles at Lombard Odier in Bermuda and London and then Kleinwort Benson in London.  She has specific experience in international private client work, particularly around the establishment, management and structuring of trusts.  

Siobhan Jones joins Farrer & Co

Date Posted: 12/09/2014

Farrer & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of partner Siobhan Jones, who joins the Disputes Team from Penningtons Manches.

Siobhan specialises in property-related litigation and dispute resolution and has substantial experience of court proceedings, property tribunals and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Her clients include investors and developers as well as individuals who have interests in either commercial or residential property.

Farrer & Co re-appointed to LUPC Legal Services Framework

Date Posted: 08/09/2014

Farrer & Co is delighted to have been re-appointed as a supplier of legal services to the Members of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) for a second term.

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.