Farrer & Co remains a leading name for private client work, including high-value onshore and offshore private wealth litigation. "It strikes a really great balance between getting high-quality work and excellent people," remarks a barrister, who also says that the team is "friendly and pleasant to work with as well as properly excellent."
"They're really great to work with," says a source, adding: "They're a fantastic firm to deal with. Definitely one of the top firms in London. They're the firm I go to for a messy contentious private client matter. They're my favourite lawyers."
advises benficiaries, fiduciaries and other parties on a range of onshore and offshore private wealth disputes, including those involving asset tracing and allegations of fraud. "She is just brilliant, an excellent lawyer,"
observes an interviewee. A commentator says that "she is absolutely brilliant with clients, calm and capable in a very understated way,"
and another source states that "she really knows her stuff."
Senior associate Elizabeth Sainsbury
is "absolutely superb, she's obviously going to be a complete star in this field. She's incredibly on top of the detail,"
enthuses a barrister. She is highly respected by barristers and fellow litigators for how she works with others on complex cases. She is described by a source as "an absolute pleasure to deal with,"
and another commentator says that Sainsbury is "a truly excellent associate, an absolute pleasure to work with."
is "a really senior and experienced trusts litigator,"
according to a chancery barrister, who also describes him as a "class act."
Another source observes that Gordon is "so client-focused and pragmatic, he gets straight to the point and he is just always focused on getting the best result."
In addition to handling high-stakes onshore and offshore disputes, he is also an accredited mediator.
brings her previous experience of practising at the Chancery Bar to her handling of trusts and estates disputes. "She is fantastic, extremely intelligent. She's a barrister so she brings her background to litigating,"
says a barrister. Another commentator states that Poole is "really, really fun to work with and absolutely on the money with her legal analysis."
leads the contentious trusts and estates practice at the firm. He is "absolutely charming,"
according to an interviewee, who also says that he is "an astute, clever and brilliant"
lawyer. Another commentator says: "Toby is an excellent leader and manager, marshalling the various elements of the team and ensuring that everyone remains focused on what matters most to the client."