John Wilkinson > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Farrer & Co

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Dispute Resolution


John is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team. John is highly regarded in the field of fraud and asset tracing and arbitration and has represented a wide range of clients including state institutions, public listed companies, banks, private businesses and individuals. Much of John’s work is complex, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border. John has extensive experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers, forensic investigators and expert witnesses. John’s fraud-related experience covers the full range of fraud and asset tracing processes, including: worldwide freezing orders, disclosure orders, search and seize orders. John also has extensive arbitration experience, having conducted arbitrations under numerous rules including LCIA, ICC, LMAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID.


John qualified as a solicitor in 2005. John is well known for his disputes and regulatory investigations work both for and against financial institutions and was seconded to a major investment bank. John has represented institutions and individuals in connection with domestic and international investigations involving the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the City of London Police and various overseas financial regulators and criminal authorities.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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 WilkinsonIan 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‘.