Phillip Farr > Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC
Drystone Chambers


Philip Farr is a highly able criminal practitioner with significant experience across the full spectrum of serious crime. Philip both prosecutes and defends and is frequently instructed in cases of serious violence, including murder, and sexual offences. Regularly requested to act in cases involving young or vulnerable witnesses or defendants, Philip is noted both for his calm demeanour with witnesses and defendants alike, but also for his attention to detail and rigorous cross-examination. Philip has appeared in numerous cases where the allegations are of serious sexual misconduct, often including sensitive cases where the accused occupies a position of authority, or where the allegations are within the context of a familial relationship.

Philip accepts instructions both via legal aid and privately, and occasionally accepts instruction from private clients charged with Road Traffic offences, an area in which he has had considerable success.

Philip has been an approved external advocacy assessor to the Crown Prosecution Service since 2009.


Called to the Bar 2001
LLB (Hons) – Durham University
BVC – Nottingham Law School
Direct Access qualified


Middle Temple (Winston Churchill Scholar)
Criminal Bar Association
Grade 3 CPS prosecutor


Durham University (LLB (Hons)).