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 highly regarded practice at Farrer & Co stands out for its expertise advising a prestigious client list on the purchase and sale of prime central London properties, as well as financing transactions and deals involving special purpose vehicles. Practice head Laurie Horwood advises on deals which often involve complex financing arrangements for high net worth individuals, leveraging his commercial property background to navigate the challenges of particularly difficult transactions. Annabel Dean acts for private banks and high-net-worth clients, many of whom are based in the Middle East, in a range of areas, including in relation to rural property transactions.

Associate Hugh Wigzell has experience advising on new build developments in the UK and Asia, where his extensive knowledge covers areas such as acquisitions and tax structuring.