Adrian Parkhouse > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Farrer & Co Offices
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Adrian is head of the art and heritage group. He has broad experience of all aspects of dispute resolution. He also has leading experience of art-related disputes. Adrian is a CEDR accredited mediator. He has led teams in a number of major commercial cases this year, acting both for claimants and defendants on a range of matters.
Qualified in 1984; became a partner in 1989.
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Farrer & Co‘s ‘really excellent‘ corporate and commercial litigation practice is regularly instructed in major disputes. It is a first port of call for clients in cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and cross-border commercial contracts. Almost all of the practice’s work has an international dimension; recent highlights included matters spanning the Caribbean and Channel Islands, as well as the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. Leading the firm’s commercial litigation team is Adrian Parkhouse, who has over 30 years of civil litigation experience. The group also includes Kate Allass, who has particular expertise in complex corporate and shareholder disputes. Jolyon Connell is noted for commercial disputes involving financial institutions, private banks and investment funds. Also integral to the department are commercial litigation specialists Ben Longworth and John Wilkinson. Ian De Freitas focuses on claims concerning data privacy, IP, IT and outsourcing issues. William Charrington and Blue Elliott are experienced senior associates, Victoria Atkins has ‘superb mastery of cases involving multiple jurisdictions‘ and Oliver Blundell is ‘a hard-working junior with good judgement‘.
Farrer & Co is recommended for its work with the international super-rich in addition to advising collectors, dealers and art advisers. The ‘top notch‘ team also boasts considerable expertise in advising on philanthropic structures. It receives plaudits too for its impressive private banking practice and for its expertise in the art lending world. Adrian Parkhouse and James Carleton co-lead the group that also acts for leading museums, galleries and charities as well as top-class landed estates. Parkhouse has an enviable reputation for his work as an art litigator. Carleton has particular expertise in cross-border art, heritage law and philanthropy. Julian Smith is well-regarded too for his work with charities and non-departmental public bodies in the heritage sector while Rhoddy Voremberg has extensive experience of working with the owners of landed estates on long-term strategic planning matters. Peter Wienand also advises a range of bodies in the heritage and cultural sector.
Providing ‘huge expertise and experience across a broad range of skills needed for fraud claims’, Farrer & Co primarily focuses on international, multi-party matters involving freezing injunctions and asset tracing. Key strengths are cases involving the Caribbean and Channel Islands, the Middle East, South East Asia and Eastern Europe. The firm also has particular expertise in tackling substantial and highly complex financial services claims, utilising its ‘excellent collaboration with financial quantum and technical analysts, investigators and counsel‘. Adrian Parkhouse leads the team and specialises in civil litigation.
- Art and cultural property - London > Private client
- Commercial litigation: mid-market - London > Dispute resolution
- Hall of Fame - London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Leading individuals - London > Private client > Art and cultural property
- Fraud: civil - London > Crime, fraud and licensing
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Public sector > Education: institutions
- Public sector > Education: schools
- Private client > Family
- Public sector > Education: individuals
- Public sector > Education: individuals
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Employment > Senior executives
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Employment > Employers
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Employment > Immigration
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious