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Welcome to the Farrer & Co Press office, where you will find our very latest press releases.  These are displayed in order of the date of issue and you can search across the site by keyword, legal service or sector.  

For media enquiries, please contact Lesley Jaaniste on +44 (0)20 3375 7422, +44 (0)7584 390 655 or email

Farrer & Co appoints its first Director of Tax Risk

Date Posted: 12/01/2018

Farrer & Co has appointed its first ever Director of Tax Risk to boost its practice in both corporate and private client tax.

Farrers shines in Chambers UK Guide 2018

Date Posted: 06/11/2017

Chambers UK Guide 2018 – an independent guide which recognises the UK’s leading law firms was released this month and we are pleased to confirm that Farrer & Co have yet again secured some excellent rankings.

Farrers excels in Chambers HNW 2017

Date Posted: 06/10/2017

Chambers HNW 2017 – a guide which recognises the world’s leading advisers to high net worth individuals - was released earlier this month and we are pleased to confirm that Farrer & Co secured some excellent rankings.

David Smellie interviewed on BBC Breakfast

Date Posted: 12/07/2017

As part of his role heading up Farrer & Co’s Safeguarding Unit, David Smellie was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this week.

Farrers Elects First Female Senior Partner

Date Posted: 24/04/2017

Farrer & Co has elected Anne-Marie Piper as its first ever female Senior Partner. The appointment comes into effect on 1 May 2017.

Partner announcements at Farrer & Co – 71 percent of partner promotions over the last three years have been women

Date Posted: 15/03/2017

Five Farrers senior associates will become partners from 1 May 2017. The promotions come from a number of the firm’s practice areas, including residential property and corporate.

80 per cent of those promoted are women boosting the percentage of women partners to 37 (%).

Farrers appoints immigration specialist to strengthen team

Date Posted: 12/05/2016

London, 12 May 2016: Farrer & Co has appointed Sharmila Mehta as a Consultant.

Mehta has been practising corporate and private immigration law for 22 years and is a leading expert in the field. From 1999 until 2014, she was a partner at Magrath LLP, and co-led its UK Immigration Group, where she acted for major investment banks and global commodity clients, as well as influential business people, wealthy families and entrepreneurs. She has acted in highly sensitive cases around the world including Russia and the Middle East, where she has become known as a significant authority.

Six new partner promotions at Farrer & Co

Date Posted: 21/04/2016

London, Thursday 21 April 2016: Farrer & Co has promoted six senior associates to its partnership. The promotions, which span a number of the firm's practice areas, become effective from 1 May 2016.

Farrer & Co LLP receives highest accreditation from STEP

Date Posted: 12/02/2016

Farrer & Co LLP has been accredited by the STEP Employer Training Scheme and awarded 'Platinum Training Partner', the highest of the three accreditation levels.

Gay parent wins international child custody appeal in Supreme Court

Date Posted: 03/02/2016

London, 3 February 2016: The Supreme Court has modernised family law’s treatment of separating families in a majority 3-2 judgement which stops children being in a legal limbo when they are taken abroad by one of the parents.