Farrer & Co LLP

Real Estate: High Value Residential Department

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Farrer & Co is "an outstanding law firm in the field of residential property," according to an interviewee. The team advises high net worth clients on a range of residential property transactions, including secured lending and SPV deals. An agent notes that "using Farrer makes the difference between a transaction happening or not."

A source praises the professionalism of the team and says: "They always give very good and very understandable advice," adding that "they always provide a very professional service." A buying agent states: "The conveyancing team are extremely professional, with good commercial sense, and take great pains to provide the very highest levels of client care."

Notable practitioners

Annabel Dean advises clients on high-value residential property transactions and secured lending matters. A buying agent notes that "she is exceptional," and another interviewee says: "She is very efficient, very hard-working, always available to talk and very pragmatic." An estate agent further enthuses that "she is ultra-professional."

Edmund Fetherston-Dilke advises affluent clients on high-value property transactions and is particularly well known for his work on landed estates. An estate agent enthuses that "he is unbelievably knowledgeable," and continues: "He deals with the most complicated transactions around, and if I have a difficult deal he is my go-to person." The agent adds: "If I put someone to Edmund, they will get the five-star treatment." Another interviewee notes: "He deals with some of the largest transactions in the country and in London, and he is very highly regarded, not just by me but across the board."

Laura Conduit advises high net worth clients on residential property transactions and also acts for private banks on property finance issues. A buying agent enthuses: "She is absolutely superb: she is very proactive, very hard-working and can turn something around very quickly." Another commentator says: "She expertly guides people on tricky transactions, and what initially looks complicated, she streamlines."

Laurie Horwood is "the best in the business," according to a buying agent. The agent adds that "he's particularly approachable," before continuing: "He's particularly efficient and a workaholic." He advises high net worth clients and institutions on property transactions. An estate agent notes: "He is very good on very complex transactions and is a pragmatist." Another interviewee says that "he's a first-class operator."