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Farleys Solicitors LLP

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Managing Partners: Ian Liddle LLB (Hons), Daniel Draper LLB (Hons), Michael Corrigan LLB (Hons)
Partners: Paul Schofield LLB (Hons), Kieran O’Connor LLB (Hons) LLM, Desmond Draper BA(Hons) MA, Jonathan Bridge LLB (Hons), Philip Taylor LLB (Hons), Antonia Love LLB (Hons), Paul Corrigan LLB (Hons), Debbie King LLB (Hons), Nick Molyneux LLB (Hons), Jonathan Taylor LLB (Hons), Ian Brunt LLB (Hons), Tom O’Neill LLB (Hons), Stephen Greenwood LLB (Hons)
Number of Partners: 15
Assistant Solicitors:
33
Other fee earners: 29

THE FIRM Farleys Solicitors LLP is a full-service law firm, offering a broad range of legal services to commercial and individual clients. The firm prides itself on combining legal expertise with a down to earth approach, resulting in cost effective solutions to virtually any legal issue.

Originally established in Blackburn in 1958, the firm has grown substantially to over 130 staff and six offices across the North West including Manchester, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley and Accrington.

Nationally acclaimed and with impressive client retention levels, Farleys has an excellent reputation in providing specialist legal advice to both private clients and businesses, with clients ranging from individuals, to start-ups and SMEs and larger corporate businesses and organisations.

Recent award accolades include Legal Business of the Year at the Red Rose Awards 2018, and Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Lancashire Business Awards.

The firm has also held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, the Law Society’s practice management standard which is awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Farleys take a pragmatic approach to providing next-level legal support, offering guidance, advice, support and assistance for individuals, families and businesses in almost any scenario. 
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Specialising across a wide variety of claims against public authorities, such as Police Forces, HM Prison Service, the Ministry of Defence and healthcare providers; the firm’s team has an exceptional record of holding authorities to account for a wide range of claims, including inquests and deaths in custody, Human Rights Acts claims, access to justice for vulnerable individuals increasingly acting in failure to investigate claims on behalf of the victims of rape and sexual assault. The department is also backed by a Legal Aid franchise in this particular area of work, across all of its offices.

Corporate & Commercial: Offering a wide range of commercial services, Farleys’ areas of expertise including business sales and purchases, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, commercial property, company law and procedure, corporate recovery, debt recovery, employment law, environmental law, immigration law, and insolvency.

Criminal Defence: Best known for its specialist fraud and business crime unit, Farleys criminal law specialists enjoy a national profile, providing comprehensive legal advice and guidance for all types of criminal matters, from initial arrest through to police station interviews and court proceedings, at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court or Court of Appeal.

Family Law: Farleys Solicitors are widely recognised as a regional leader at the forefront of complex and high value family law matters, with a client base spanning the local, national and international community, with a caseload including privately funded complex cases, public law cases and the provision of legal advice under Legal Aid where applicable

Personal Injury: The department is best known for its specialist abuse team with over 20 years’ experience in acting for victims of abuse, civil claims and claims against local authorities. The team has an exceptional national reputation, receiving referrals from fellow legal professionals, charities and instructions from The Official Solicitor.

Members of the wider personal injury team specialise across a wide range of high value and complex matters, including catastrophic injury claims such as brain and spinal injuries; serious injuries; and industrial disease claims.