Farleys Solicitors LLP > Preston, England > Firm Profile
Farleys Solicitors LLP Offices
13 Winckley Square
Preston PR1 3JJ
Farleys Solicitors LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsFarleys Solicitors LLP handles matters across financial and general crime and is particularly recognised for its work on high-value revenue fraud. The firms deals with a range of complex criminal cases nationally. The Preston-based Paul Schofield leads the team, with expertise in fraud and money laundering. Jonathan Taylor oversees the crime department from the Blackburn office. Bridgette Hibbert offers considerable experience in proceeds of crime applications and high-end trading standards cases.
Other key lawyers:
Jonathan Taylor; Bridget Hibbert
‘Paul Schofield is exceptional. He has a huge amount of experience and is incredibly easy to work with.’
‘Paul Schofield is outstanding. He is meticulous in his preparation and has an excellent support team.’
‘They are a fantastic team, always willing to go the extra mile for the client.’
‘Paul Schofield and Bridgette Hibbert are just incredibily hardworking. A team that is second to none.’
Other key lawyers:
‘Farleys have a great team of people and whoever you speak to at the practice knows where the individual projects are up to. Even if the relevant person isn’t available, there is always someone on hand to talk to and take time to find out what you need and get someone to resolve the query.’
‘I have worked closely with Debbie King, she is efficient and thorough with her work, but she makes the experience very interesting and engaging. She is enthusiastic about her work and always delivers with a smile and positive attitude. She is always involving graduate trainees where she can and enjoys interacting with them to further their development. Working with her is a pleasure.’
‘Farleys Solicitors LLP have a complete team willing to help with any/all your legal requirements in a prompt manner.’
‘Debbie King’s attention to detail and delivery of a very professional service has been vital in ensuring the process has happened seamlessly.’
‘Great multi- disciplinary expertise.’
‘Debbie King is an outstandingly talented partner at the top of her game.’
‘The team are really pragmatic as well as being great lawyers and go out of their way to ensure clients’ needs are met.’
‘Debbie King is great. She is practical, pragmatic, knowledgeable and is a great person to have on your side of the table in a deal.’
Jonathan Bridge; Michael Corrigan; Nick Molyneux
Other key lawyers:
‘The team at Farleys is very friendly and professional, and without knowing the full extent of the claim the secretaries have a good knowledge of the cases the solicitors are dealing with which helps when you can’t specifically speak with your solicitor urgently.’
‘Jonathan Bridge is truly an exemplary member of the legal profession, he has a clear understanding of his field and can convey such with ease and care, as it’s a highly sensitive area of expertise.’
‘Jonathan Bridge is is a conscientious, highly skilled and knowledgeable solicitor who works hard for the needs of his clients.’
‘There are not enough positive words to describe how fantastic Johnathan Bridge is.’
‘Jonathan Bridge is excellent.’
‘Farleys has one of the strongest teams representing survivors of child sexual abuse and neglect.’
‘Kelly Darlington provides powerful and fearless representation of families.’
Private client > Family Tier 2Farleys Solicitors LLP advises high-net-worth clients on the full range of family law matters, including both private and public law cases, as well as matters with cross-border elements. The team is especially strong regarding children matters, including complex Schedule 1 Children Act claims. Practice head Antonia Love is noted for her work on financial remedies after divorce, Ian Brunt covers children law and care proceedings, and associate partner Angharad Bentley deals primarily with cases involving relationship breakdown, as well as care proceedings.
‘I know first-hand that the team at Farleys Solicitors has your best interests at heart. The service that I have received was carefully considered and meticulously planned to achieve the best outcome for everyone involved.’
‘Clients are reassured by the highly personalised and effective service offered by Farleys. What shines through is that clients are instilled with a lot of confidence in the clear and pragmatic advice offered by every file handler with whom I have worked. Farleys are a joy to work with.’
‘Farleys has cornered the market in Blackburn as the financial remedy specialists.’
‘Antonia Love has excellent people skills and is comfortable with reams of paperwork.’
Kieran O’Connor; Mark Hague
‘The team were persistent in winning the case and knew when to push back on points.’
‘Mark Hague and Olivia Cooper – excellent response time and communication.’
‘They have a great reputation in Lancashire for providing helpful, personal and quality legal services.’
‘I principally deal with Rachel Harrison, who is extremely knowledgeable, hardworking and very client-focused. She clearly punches above her weight and can deal with a full range of commercial disputes confidently and competently.’
Ian Liddle; Tom O‘Neill; Stephen Greenwood
- Advised Silverwoods Waste Management Limited on the acquisition of Blenkinsopp Hall country estate in Northumberland, for £5m.
- Advised Jetglobal Limited on the sale of a large investment property for £3.5m.
- Advised Cowgill Holloway Business Recovery LLP as administrators in the sale of a failed student development complex, for £2.15m.
Other key lawyers:
Ian Liddle; Mark Hague
‘Mark Hague is user-friendly, responsive and flexible.’
‘Intuitive and supportive, excellent advice.’
‘The team is proactive, decisive and provides clear advice. They’re a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to colleagues.’
‘Mark Hague is a proactive, smart and commercial insolvency solicitor who achieves the desired result. He’ll cut to the chase with the aim of bringing the matter to a conclusion sooner rather than later.’
Royce Peeling Green
Moore Kingston Smith
Manolete Partners PLC
FRP Advisory LLP
T H Financial Recovery
- Advised administrators of Sky Apartments 2018 Limited on the sale of a £2.15m failed student development complex.
- Advised the joint administrators of The Lyceum Manchester Limited on the sale of a property to its secured creditors for £1.1m.
- Advised a liquidator on obligations regarding criminal proceedings commenced prior to liquidation relating to a fatal accident that occurred in the workplace.
Other key lawyers:
‘Farleys has a diverse practice which has enabled me to use different departments which include litigation, company law and conveyancing. It has provided me a one stop shop over an incredibly tough few years. Farleys work on the client and solicitor relationship which I consider important and which helps to avoid risks or misunderstandings that could arise.’
‘Daniel Draper has a deep knowledge and has gone above and beyond and provided advice outside of the case he has been working on. With Daniel I do not feel that I am just a part of the profit and loss account and more of a respected client. He has been easy to communicate with and clear in his actions. I have recommended Daniel to my accountant who has also commented that Daniel was very capable solicitor in settling his business dispute.’
The Manchester-based team of Farleys Solicitors LLP combines strengths in advising victims of abuse, human rights act claims, fatal accidents, inquests and claims against local authorities.
Farleys Solicitors LLP > Firm Profile
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.
Staff FiguresHead Count : 130 Partners : 15 Assistant Solicitors & Fee Earners : 62
MembershipsLaw Society Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general crime and fraud
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West
- Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
- Private client > Family
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport