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Farore Law
Central Court
25 Southampton Buildings
WC2A 1AL
England

Employment > Senior executives Tier 4

Boutique Farore Law focuses on discrimination, equal pay, sexual harassment, misconduct and whistleblowing cases, as well as associated partnership law issues and senior executive contracts. The firm provides comprehensive legal advice, representation and court advocacy. Founding partner Suzanne McKie is a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor and specialises in discrimination, equality, whistleblowing and employment law cases.

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Testimonials

‘Phenomenal, smart and responsive team.’

‘Effective, on point and flexible. Clear, concise and consistent. They always get back to me in time, explain fees and upcoming schedule and are clear and direct if I don’t understand something.’

‘Suzanne McKie KC is a very impressive advocate and yet she has the necessary empathy and sensitivity to handle delicate and personally stressful matters. Suzanne and her team at Farore Law are a force to be reckoned with.  A client will feel enormous relief to have them on side.’

‘The best in their field of law, without a shadow of doubt. In my experience they are not just highly professional, dedicated experts, but they will go that extra mile to protect the client’s interest and put forward their best case, however difficult the facts.’

‘Quick, efficient and reliable communication. They are the ones you can rely on for help in the face of terrible injustice. (Sexual harassment & misconduct, workplace bullying and gender discrimination).’

‘Suzanne is an expert in her field and offers advice that will put you in the best position legally. She is an amazing lawyer’

Work highlights

  • Acted in a long-running sex discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation claims in the EAT and Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for the former CEO and President of Amur Minerals plc in an ongoing multi-million-pound whistleblowing case.
  • Acted for a Senior Equities Trader in his long-running whistleblowing claim against RBC.

Farore Law is a boutique, highly specialised law firm that challenges the marketplace. It provides the type of highly sophisticated service generally seen in large magic circle firms but places the client at the heart of its operations.  Farore Law has as its focus high-level discrimination, whistleblowing and misconduct in the employment and partnership fields.  It is managed by Suzanne McKie KC, a dual qualified solicitor/barrister. The firm has a sophisticated operating and case management system, and the Team provides clients with advice, negotiation, full litigation and advocacy services, from the beginning to end of the matter. It acts for clients in employment tribunals, appeal courts and the High Court. Due to its in-house advocacy capability, it assists clients in avoiding the doubling of costs by the use of external counsel.  Farore Law’s focal point is advising and acting for Senior Executives, as well as equity partners, founders of business and senior professionals in the consultancy, legal and medical fields.  It advises on shareholding; LTICs, LTIPs, carried interest and bonuses. The firm provides a rounded service with a particular understanding of issues of privacy and it acts for many clients who work in or hold high-profile roles. It acts for and advises those accused of misconduct who require internal or regulatory representation, advice on settlement, disciplinary processes or court-led representation. The advocacy abilities of the Team means Farore Law provides a unique ability to challenge and analyse evidence ahead of advising on the merits of settlement or other resolution. The income from the client base funds the dedicated pro-bono unit which assists 25-30 clients a year referred to the firm by charities.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Employment and Partnership Suzanne McKie KCsm@farorelaw.co.uk0203 951 9871
Employment and Partnership Eleanor Portereporter@farorelaw.co.uk0207 043 1658
Employment Lucas Naciflnacif@farorelaw.co.uk0203 951 9874
Employment and Partnership Lee Newellnewell@farorelaw.co.uk0203 043 1658
Employment Mariya Waseemwaseem@farorelaw.co.uk0207 043 1658
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Suzanne McKie photoMs Suzanne McKieManaging Partner of Farore Law

Farore Law – From advice to advocacy, a seamless and superior service.

Farore Law specialises in discrimination, whistleblowing and misconduct, for partnerships, educational institutions and workspaces, and has been recognised as a Leading Firm in Legal 500’s 2023 rankings. Our highly knowledgeable and dedicated team includes advisers, litigators and advocates. Farore Law advises from the very start to the very end of the process, including pre-action stages and all aspects of the litigation process. Unlike other firms of lawyers, this also includes the provision of advocacy services.

Farore Law was founded in 2017 by Suzanne McKie KC, now its Managing Partner. Suzanne has an unrivalled experience in our specialist areas and a leading reputation in the field. She is recognised as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500’s 2023 rankings and has featured in the legal directories as a Leading Individual for many years. She sits on the management committees/legal panels of four charities in the diversity arena. She lectures regularly and is a qualified mediator. Suzanne was named Times Lawyer of the Week in 2022 following damages awarded she achieved for one of her clients and has been quoted countless times in high profile news outlets.

Farore Law represents and advises senior executives, companies, senior professionals and other institutions in complex, high-value, and legally significant cases involving our specialist practice areas. Farore Law undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work, and litigates cases in the High Court, employment tribunals and appeal courts. We advise executives and partners on their contractual terms relating to compensation (including bonuses and carried interest), restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties. We advise executives and companies dealing with and facing misconduct allegations, and provide a unique service in putting those accused “through their paces” ahead of any disciplinary or grievance process. We manage reputations and advise on matters relating to privacy. We frequently advise on the supervisory issues arising from matters involving regulated individuals and companies.

We have extensive knowledge in our specialist fields. Our firm has many individual and corporate clients, and our cases involve: public figures; senior partners and executives; global corporations; senior professionals; academic institutions; legal practices and charitable organisations. We undertake inquiries and produce reports on behalf of law firms and barristers’ chambers relating to equal pay, the progression of women, diversity and issues concerning partnership disputes. We provide independent reviews of internal grievance investigations conducted by companies and offer independent investigatory services. We also deal with ICGS matters arising out of workplace complaints in the House of Commons.

The majority of the clients at Farore Law are non-publishable as our cases/matters are not in the public domain. In the last year, Farore Law has represented CEO/President in a multi-million pound whistle-blowing claim against a mining company; represented John Bannerjee in his long-running whistle-blowing claim against RBC; acted for the former Adviser to an MP resulting in a significant damages award in the Employment Tribunal for discrimination, victimisation and harassment; acted for a Peer of the Realm in the ET and EAT; a CEO of a finance house accused of gross misconduct; a CHRO in a sex discrimination claim; two equity partners accused of sexual harassment; a Head of Global Marketing in a race discrimination

claim; a Head of Operations in an age discrimination case; a senior partner in an entertainments agency in a sex discrimination claim; and two senior directors in different private equity/asset management houses in equal pay/maternity and sex discrimination cases. We are currently defending a global corporation against a sex discrimination brought by a very senior male officer. Finally, we are representing two former senior professionals in meatal illness and neurodiversity disability discriminations. Farore Law has a particular expertise in mental illness and neurodiversity.

Our fee-paying clients come to us in the knowledge that they contribute to the running of a dedicated Pro Bono Unit that advises and acts for clients referred to us by charities. As a firm we firmly believe in the importance of access to justice for all.

Our team is highly responsive, highly knowledgeable, and dedicated to every client. We believe our success speaks for itself.