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 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.
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.
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.