Farrar’s Building ranked as a leading set in this year’s legal directories

Published: 02/11/2018 | News

We are delighted to have been ranked in the latest editions of Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500.

In Chambers & Partners UK 2019, we were again ranked as a leading set in both Personal Injury and Crime with individual barristers also receiving rankings in Financial Crime, Professional Discipline and Motor Insurance Fraud. They quoted:

Farrar’s Building is noted within the personal injury market for its representation of claimants and defendants, including major insurers, in a variety of matters. The team is known for its handling of catastrophic injury claims arising from RTAs and accidents involving animals, as well as complex employers’ liability cases and industrial disease work. Recent work for the set includes Akinlade v Supreme Healthcare Services, a high-value personal injury claim involving a claimant who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an RTA, and Whittingham v Hicken, a case involving a 12 year old claimant who suffered fibromyalgia following a low-speed car accident.

A leading set on the Wales and Chester Circuit, Farrar’s Building continues to impress in its handling of heavyweight criminal cases. Members have particular expertise in the prosecution and defence of homicide offences. The set was recently involved in R v Hough, a high-profile case involving both historic murder and contemporary rape allegations.

“The clerks are second to none; they are all very approachable, personable and very responsive.” “The clerks are super efficient.” The senior clerk is Alan Kilbey MBE, who is described by interviewees as “utterly approachable” and “one of the most straightforward and highly efficient clerks around.”

Full details of our Chamber & Partners UK 2019 rankings.

In the Legal 500 2018, we were again ranked as a leading set in Personal Injury with individual barristers also being ranked in Clinical Negligence, Professional Discipline, Regulatory, Health & Safety and Licensing. They quoted:

With ‘first-class counsel at all levels’, Farrar’s Building is a ‘go-to set’ for personal injury work, and one which also offers expertise in clinical negligence, criminal law and professional disciplinary matters. Overall, the ‘excellent’ clerks’ room is described as ‘efficient, helpful and accommodating’. ‘Their knowledge about their counsel and their cases is second to none. Exactly what you need from a clerk for a busy and successful set.’

Full details of our Legal 500 2018 rankings.