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Laurie Horwood

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Farrer & Co

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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.

London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

The team at Farrer & Co  - 'the epitome of "a safe pair of hands"' - has a substantial number of commercial lenders, international banks and UK private banks in its client roster. 'First-rate negotiator' Simon Graham acted for Credit Suisse on a £30m term loan facility to fund the acquisition of a commercial office property in Manchester; Laurie Horwood advised the same client on a £42.5m loan to refinance and develop a large country estate. Practice head Martin Blake, who, along with Bethan Waters, is praised for having a 'vast breadth of knowledge, patience and professional manners', assisted Coutts & Co with a £13m term loan facility to an international property fund group to refinance the acquisition of a shopping centre in the West Midlands. Annabel Dean, newly promoted partner Marc Glancy, senior associate Kate Corke and associates Laura Uberoi and Caroline Pearce are also noted.

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Residential property

Within: Leading individuals

Laurie Horwood - Farrer & Co

Within: Residential property

The lawyers at¬†Farrer & Co¬†‚Äėstand head and shoulders above their peers in a crowded and competitive area‚Äô. The ‚Äôoutstanding‚Äô team is ‚Äėat the very top of its game‚Äô and is singled out for its handling of¬†prime Central London high-value property¬†transactions. Clients range from leading banks such as Coutts & Co, Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada to high-net-worth individuals, all of whom receive ‚Äėtop-class residential conveyancing and tax advice‚Äô. Practice head Laurie Horwood¬†and recently promoted partner Laura Conduit¬†are ‚Äėextremely good at providing considered options and solutions to complex problems'. Partner¬†Edmund Fetherston-Dilke's¬†‚Äėknowledge is incredibly broad ranging from specialist rural and agricultural issues to the workings of the major London estates‚Äô.¬†Annabel Dean¬†‚Äėthinks outside of the box and has a very strong positive approach‚Äô; a significant number of her clients are based in the Middle East, including Emirates NBD.

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