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Leading law firm Farrer & Co have promoted five senior associates to partner in this year’s round of promotions:

  • Adam Carvalho, contentious trust and estates
  • Flora Harrigan, family
  • Richard McDermott, private client
  • Henry Stevens, commercial real estate
  • Nyla Yousuf, insolvency.

Simon Graham, a member of the firm’s Management Board says: "I am so pleased to be able to announce this good news. Each of the new partners have been outstanding in their field. Together, they mirror well the breadth of our offering. On behalf of the firm, I want to congratulate them as they take this significant step up in their career development."

Adam Carvalho

Adam is an experienced contentious trusts and estates lawyer. He advises on complex trust, succession and private wealth disputes, regularly tackling multi-jurisdictional issues and involved with high-profile cases. He is recognised amongst clients and peers for his pragmatic and collaborative approach.

Flora Harrigan

As part of the family team, Flora advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters such as divorce, complex financial disputes further to a marital or relationship breakdown, disputes relating to children, pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes.

Richard McDermott

Richard specialises in all aspects of UK trust law, wills, tax and estate planning, as well as complex international probate matters. He has particular expertise in advising on mental capacity issues, working to protect vulnerable people who may be affected by mental illness, addiction and/or dementia, and advising financial institutions on issues linked to their clients’ mental capacity.

Henry Stevens

As part of the commercial real estate team, Henry acts in relation to a wide range of commercial real estate matters including investment, development and portfolio management on behalf of private, corporate and institutional clients.

Nyla Yousuf

Nyla specialises in both corporate and personal insolvency with in-depth knowledge of the various formal insolvency regimes. She has considerable experience in advising on a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters, predominantly acting for private banks, insolvency practitioners, company directors, debtors, creditors and stakeholders.

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