Laurie Horwood > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Farrer & Co

Living Wage

Work Department

Estates and Private Property.


Laurie’s practice covers a wide range of matters relating to residential and commercial property. He focuses principally on the acquisition, disposal and financing of prime residential properties acting for individuals, corporate entities and other purchasing vehicles. He also acts for a number of leading private banks in connection with these transactions and has particular expertise advising on the property aspects of financing transactions. His individual client base is drawn from both individuals resident in the UK and also non-UK residents purchasing prime property, typically in London, for investment or to establish a UK base. In addition, Laurie has acted on a number of matters involving the enforcement of security over property and other insolvency related situations.


Laurie trained and subsequently worked at Linklaters LLP (1999-2003). He then worked at Macfarlanes LLP from 2004 to 2009 before joining Farrer & Co LLP in May 2010.


Christ Church, University of Oxford; Birkbeck, University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Residential property

(Leading individuals)

Laurie HorwoodFarrer & Co

The ‘outstanding’ team at Farrer & Co ‘provides a high level of service’ as ‘you have a good hierarchy with the principal having a lot of knowledge and experience with several very capable team workers reporting quickly to the principal if needed’. Laurie Horwood  is a key member of the department that remains focused on complex work across the residential property market in prime Central London and in the countryside. Laura Conduit  predominately advises on buying and selling both leasehold and freehold residential property for her clients with values ranging from £25,000 to in excess of £30m. Newly promoted partner Hugh Wigzell is vastly experienced in high-value conveyancing matters and acts for both banks and borrowers in secured lending transactions. Other areas of expertise include acting on new-build acquisitions and sales in addition to representing purchasers who are based outside of the UK. Edmund Fetherston-Dilke is also recommended. It is a team that ‘works seamlessly together’.