Set Profile > Farrar's Building > London, England

Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC
Farrar's Building
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BD
England

Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors

Neil Baki - Farrar's BuildingHe is very determined, with a great presence in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Silks

Geoffrey Williams QC - Farrar's BuildingOne of the best barristers for solicitors disciplinary cases - he knows the field inside out and knows what makes tribunals tick.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence

Leading Juniors

Tim Found - Farrar's BuildingParticularly good at sifting through complex evidence.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nigel Spencer Ley - Farrar's BuildingGreat on paperwork and in conference and responsive. Very organised and approachable. Easy to work with. Always achieves a good result.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 4

Farrar's Building has a 'long-established reputation for personal injury work' and offers 'a range of call and experience to suit the case', as well as 'an efficient and well-run clerking service'. Along with very high-value claims, the set also frequently handles matters relating to fundamental dishonesty and other fraudulent matters, and international group actions. Lee Evans regularly acts in catastrophic personal injury cases, with an emphasis on severe brain injuries, serious spinal injuries, and amputation and chronic pain cases. Occupational disease is a key focus for John Meredith-Hardy.

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Lee Evans - Farrar's BuildingHighly regarded by insurer clients and very good with experts in conference.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Meredith-Hardy - Farrar's BuildingVery good technical counsel in relation to both specific laws and regulations and also figures, but marries that to very strong practical and pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Guy Watkins - Farrar's BuildingIntelligent, immensely hard working and very good with details.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Wille - Farrar's BuildingTactically very astute and technically very able.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Peebles - Farrar's BuildingPuts the case forward in a straightforward and firm manner.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Pretsell - Farrar's BuildingClear, concise and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 5

Employment

Leading Juniors

Changez Khan - No5 ChambersCalm and thorough thought processes and the ability to understand clients’ positions and relate to the same.
Ranked: Tier 5
Emma Sole - Farrar's BuildingVery accessible and helpful in employment cases, and very technically competent, while combining it with a good manner with clients. Emma is also good at explaining to clients the weaknesses in cases and the need to focus on strengths.
Ranked: Tier 5

Crime (general and fraud)

Through Paul Lewis QC, Farrar's Building continues to enjoy a strong presence in the Wales and Chester Circuit. He represented one of the defendants in an eight-week trial following the murder of Jaskaran Kang, who was stabbed to death in his home after being robbed of cannabis. Also of note, Patrick Harrington QC's 'enthusiasm and work ethic are difficult to match.'

Leading Silks

Paul Lewis QC - Farrar's BuildingHe is experienced, talented, assiduous in his preparation and much sought-after in his field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Harrington QC - Farrar's Building 'He is an exceptional advocate who commands huge respect in the courtroom. He is able to put a defendant, no matter what their age or background, at ease whilst maintaining a professional relationship.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury

At Farrar's Building, Nick Blake acts for both claimants and defendants in a range of personal injury cases, with special expertise in employer's liability claims and industrial disease cases. He is praised for his 'great support for solicitors' and 'low-key but dogged approach to remove obstacles to settlements, especially in joint settlement meetings'.

Leading Juniors

Nick Blake - Farrar's BuildingHis superb eye for detail is often case-turning.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury

Andrew Arentsen of Farrar's Building has a particular focus on catastrophic, head and spinal in the context of employers' liability, occupiers' liability and road traffic collisions.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Arentsen - Farrar's BuildingHe is smart and academically very vigorous, but brings a fierce practicality to his practice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Farrar's Building is a multidisciplinary set covering the gamut of crime, commercial, and civil work, with particular strength in personal injury matters. In recent good news, Head of Chambers Patrick Harrington QC is recovering following a car accident at the beginning of the year, while Howard Cohen has been appointed a Recorder, sitting in crime on the South Eastern Circuit.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Andrew, James and Kraig are all lovely and very easy to speak to. They try and assist wherever they can and will recommend Counsel for you.

Clerks are very approachable and will make Josh available where they can. James Shaw is very good.

Farrars Building are always efficient, particularly Andrew Duckett who answers queries very quickly and goes above and beyond to help.

Most of my dealings have been with James Shaw, Senior Clerk. He is superb and so responsive.

The clerks are always approachable, respond promptly and are able to provide a number of barristers with the appropriate expertise

Kraig Marsh, in particular, is excellent. He is very responsive, is always happy to accommodate my firm’s needs and is very understanding and helpful.

Very organised approachable clerks and receptionists. Andrew always sorts out any problem that may arise.

Set:

Farrars Buildings is a very competent set of Chambers, well able to provide support to us when required.

A small set of high quality barristers who know what they are doing.

Farrar’s Building are the set of Chambers I always use. I find that they extremely knowledgeable and they are able to turn around advices in a good time.

They have a very strong mix of experience. I have always been able to find a Chambers member with genuine expertise in the particular type of case I am sending them.

They are an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant set to work with a range of call and experience to suit the case. I have never struggled with availability, even at the last minute and all are keen to help out.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Farrar's Building is a multidisciplinary set covering the gamut of crime, commercial, and civil work, with particular strength in personal injury matters. In recent good news, Head of Chambers Patrick Harrington QC is recovering following a car accident at the beginning of the year, while Howard Cohen has been appointed a Recorder, sitting in crime on the South Eastern Circuit.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Andrew, James and Kraig are all lovely and very easy to speak to. They try and assist wherever they can and will recommend Counsel for you.

Clerks are very approachable and will make Josh available where they can. James Shaw is very good.

Farrars Building are always efficient, particularly Andrew Duckett who answers queries very quickly and goes above and beyond to help.

Most of my dealings have been with James Shaw, Senior Clerk. He is superb and so responsive.

The clerks are always approachable, respond promptly and are able to provide a number of barristers with the appropriate expertise

Kraig Marsh, in particular, is excellent. He is very responsive, is always happy to accommodate my firm’s needs and is very understanding and helpful.

Very organised approachable clerks and receptionists. Andrew always sorts out any problem that may arise.

Set:

Farrars Buildings is a very competent set of Chambers, well able to provide support to us when required.

A small set of high quality barristers who know what they are doing.

Farrar’s Building are the set of Chambers I always use. I find that they extremely knowledgeable and they are able to turn around advices in a good time.

They have a very strong mix of experience. I have always been able to find a Chambers member with genuine expertise in the particular type of case I am sending them.

They are an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant set to work with a range of call and experience to suit the case. I have never struggled with availability, even at the last minute and all are keen to help out.

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Through Paul Lewis QC, Farrar's Building continues to enjoy a strong presence in the Wales and Chester Circuit. He represented one of the defendants in an eight-week trial following the murder of Jaskaran Kang, who was stabbed to death in his home after being robbed of cannabis. Also of note, Patrick Harrington QC's 'enthusiasm and work ethic are difficult to match.'

Leading Silks

Paul Lewis QC - Farrar's BuildingHe is experienced, talented, assiduous in his preparation and much sought-after in his field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Harrington QC - Farrar's Building 'He is an exceptional advocate who commands huge respect in the courtroom. He is able to put a defendant, no matter what their age or background, at ease whilst maintaining a professional relationship.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

At Farrar's Building, Nick Blake acts for both claimants and defendants in a range of personal injury cases, with special expertise in employer's liability claims and industrial disease cases. He is praised for his 'great support for solicitors' and 'low-key but dogged approach to remove obstacles to settlements, especially in joint settlement meetings'.

Leading Juniors

Nick Blake - Farrar's BuildingHis superb eye for detail is often case-turning.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Personal injury

Andrew Arentsen of Farrar's Building has a particular focus on catastrophic, head and spinal in the context of employers' liability, occupiers' liability and road traffic collisions.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Arentsen - Farrar's BuildingHe is smart and academically very vigorous, but brings a fierce practicality to his practice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Farrar's Building is a multidisciplinary set covering the gamut of crime, commercial, and civil work, with particular strength in personal injury matters. In recent good news, Head of Chambers Patrick Harrington QC is recovering following a car accident at the beginning of the year, while Howard Cohen has been appointed a Recorder, sitting in crime on the South Eastern Circuit.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Andrew, James and Kraig are all lovely and very easy to speak to. They try and assist wherever they can and will recommend Counsel for you.

Clerks are very approachable and will make Josh available where they can. James Shaw is very good.

Farrars Building are always efficient, particularly Andrew Duckett who answers queries very quickly and goes above and beyond to help.

Most of my dealings have been with James Shaw, Senior Clerk. He is superb and so responsive.

The clerks are always approachable, respond promptly and are able to provide a number of barristers with the appropriate expertise

Kraig Marsh, in particular, is excellent. He is very responsive, is always happy to accommodate my firm’s needs and is very understanding and helpful.

Very organised approachable clerks and receptionists. Andrew always sorts out any problem that may arise.

Set:

Farrars Buildings is a very competent set of Chambers, well able to provide support to us when required.

A small set of high quality barristers who know what they are doing.

Farrar’s Building are the set of Chambers I always use. I find that they extremely knowledgeable and they are able to turn around advices in a good time.

They have a very strong mix of experience. I have always been able to find a Chambers member with genuine expertise in the particular type of case I am sending them.

They are an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant set to work with a range of call and experience to suit the case. I have never struggled with availability, even at the last minute and all are keen to help out.

 

Farrar’s Building is a long-established specialist civil and common law set of chambers based in London with a strong historic regional presence in Wales.

Chambers areas of practice include the following: personal injury; clinical negligence; employment; credit hire; civil fraud and fundamental dishonesty; serious and white-collar crime; health and safety; inquests; disciplinary; regulatory; professional negligence; insurance; product liability; trusts and probate; commercial law; costs; travel; and public inquiries (see individual profiles).

The set: Farrar’s Building has been occupied by barristers for many centuries and its name derives from Thomas Farrar, treasurer of Inner Temple in 1679. Over the years, chambers has provided a number of judges in the House of Lords, Court of Appeal and elsewhere, and current members sit as deputy High Court judges, recorders and in other public positions.

Farrar’s Building prides itself on being a friendly and reliable set, which is efficiently clerked and administered by an experienced and long-established team.

Chambers has a reputation for excellence, with members acting for a variety of corporate bodies, insurance companies, prosecuting authorities, sporting bodies and players, disciplinary, regulatory and professional bodies, as well as individuals. Members act in privately funded cases and under conditional fee agreements.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers core areas of practice are:

Personal injury: Farrar’s Building is recognised as a leading set of chambers in the personal injury field with a long-established reputation for offering high-quality specialist advocacy and advice in all aspects of personal injury work. Personal injury is the largest field of practice within chambers. Chambers is involved in the whole spectrum of cases ranging from catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims to lower value multi-track and fast-track work.

Health and safety: The health and safety team works closely with, and benefits from, Farrar’s Building’s strong PI team. Chambers has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in this area and has a tradition of acting in large-scale disasters, including the Hatfield Rail Disaster, the Ladbroke Grove Rail Disaster and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Employment: Chambers and members of the employment law group are recognised in the field for their efficient, commercially sensitive and competitive approach. Members act at all stages of employment disputes by advising, drafting pleadings and providing advocacy before employment tribunals, the EAT and the higher courts. Members also have experience acting in judicial and private mediations.

Crime: Chambers has a specialist criminal team, involved in major fraud and serious crime cases, and has close links with Wales where it remains a dominant force on the Welsh Circuit. Chambers is and has been involved in many of the major cases on the circuit and members of the crime team are highly sought-after.

Public inquiries: Chambers has a long history of involvement in public inquiries and of chairing/appearing before a range of regulatory and disciplinary tribunals.

Members of chambers also offer expertise in: contract and commercial litigation, covering areas such as sale of goods and consumer credit and commercial fraud, insurance matters and product liability; clinical negligence and all areas of professional negligence; costs and taxation actions, including solicitor’s bills of costs, counsel’s fees and legal aid costs; sports and competition cases include contracts, advertising and sponsorship and restraint of trade; all aspects of disciplinary and regulatory law; and matters pertaining to trusts and probate.

Members also have experience in administrative and public law work, including matters relating to judicial review, local government, education, health, housing and pharmaceutical actions.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Alan Kilbey MBE
Member of Chambers HARRINGTON QC, Patrick (1973)
Member of Chambers LEWIS QC, Paul (1981)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS QC, Geoffrey (2013)
Member of Chambers COLE QC, Gordon (1979)
Member of Chambers UNSWORTH QC, Ian (1992)
Member of Chambers QUINLAN QC, Christopher (1992)
Member of Chambers LEY, Nigel Spencer (1985)
Members of Chambers PEEBLES, Andrew (1987
Member of Chambers MEREDITH-HARDY, John (1989)
Member of Chambers LAKHA, Shabbir (1989)
Member of Chambers HUGHES, Leighton (1989)
Member of Chambers HOBHOUSE, Helen (1990)
Member of Chambers ARENTSEN, Andrew (1995)
Member of Chambers EVANS, Lee (1996)
Member of Chambers BLAKE, Nick (1997)
Member of Chambers DAVIES, Huw P (1998)
Member of Chambers PRETSELL, James (1998)
Member of Chambers WILLE, Andrew (1998)
Member of Chambers COHEN, Howard (1999)
Member of Chambers WATKINS, Guy (1999)
Member of Chambers COX, Carwyn (2002)
Member of Chambers KERRUISH-JONES, Matthew (2003)
Member of Chambers BAKI, Neil (2003)
Member of Chambers PLANT, James (2004)
Member of Chambers BOURNE-ARTON, Tom (2005)
Member of Chambers SOLE, Emma (2005)
Member of Chambers BROWN, John (2005)
Member of Chambers GOODLAD, Grant (2006)
Member of Chambers FOUND, Tim (2006)
Member of Chambers RODERICK, David (2005)
Member of Chambers LOGUE, Victoria (Tory) (2005)
Member of Chambers ROZIER, James (2007)
Member of Chambers KHAN, Changez (2008)
Member of Chambers SAXENA, Hannah (2010)
Member of Chambers HEDGMAN, Joshua (2011)
Member of Chambers O'BRIEN, Aidan (2011)
Member of Chambers GOLIN, Robert (2011)
Member of Chambers ROWLEY, Jake (2011)
Member of Chambers LYON, Frederick (2012)
Member of Chambers Stuart Brady (2012)
Member of Chambers McMILLAN, Joel (2014)
Member of Chambers FITZGIBBON, Laura (2016)
Member of Chambers EMSLIE-SMITH, Tom (2016)
Member of Chambers Ferguson, Martin (2016)
Member of Chambers YOUNG, Rosalind (2017)
Member of Chambers DOUGHERTY, Michael (2017)
Member of Chambers HIGHNAM, Amelia (2016)
Member of Chambers Savory, Peter (2018)
Member of Chambers Leonard Wigg (2017)
Member of Chambers Lauren Jones (2017)
Member of Chambers Kamran Khan (2018)
Photo Name Position Profile
 Andrew Arentsen  photo Andrew Arentsen Andrew Arentsen’s practice is predominantly personal injury, with a focus on high…
 Neil Baki  photo Neil Baki Neil Baki is a specialist trial advocate. He has extensive experience in…
 Nick Blake  photo Nick Blake Nick Blake has experience of a broad range of civil matters.
 Tom Bourne-Arton  photo Tom Bourne-Arton Barrister. Specialises in personal injury and employment.
 John Brown  photo John Brown Barrister specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and regulatory/professional discipline.
 Howard Cohen  photo Howard Cohen Barrister specialising in personal injury and motor insurance fraud; general common law…
 Gordon Cole  photo Gordon Cole Gordon Cole QC specialises in all types of serious crime. He has…
 Carwyn Cox  photo Carwyn Cox Barrister specialising in personal injury litigation, including high value multi-track catastrophic claims.…
 Huw Davies  photo Huw Davies Huw Davies has a predominantly civil practice and is regularly instructed on…
 Douglas Day QC photo Douglas Day QC Barrister specialising in crime (especially serious fraud) and common law; cases include:…
 Michael Dougherty  photo Michael Dougherty Michael accepts instructions in all Chambers’ core areas, with particular focus on…
 Lee Evans  photo Lee Evans Lee Evans has a busy personal injury practice, with particular emphasis on…
 Martin Ferguson  photo Martin Ferguson Barrister specialising in personal injury, commercial and general common law.
 Laura Fitzgibbon  photo Laura Fitzgibbon Laura Fitzgibbon joined Farrar’s Building as a tenant in October 2017, upon…
 Tim Found  photo Tim Found Tim has particular expertise in clinical negligence and personal injury for both…
 Robert Golin  photo Robert Golin Robert Golin’s practice focuses on personal injury, employment, commercial and insurance, and…
 Grant Goodlad  photo Grant Goodlad Specialist areas of practice include employment law; personal injury and clinical negligence;…
 Patrick Harrington QC photo Patrick Harrington QC Barrister specialising in Crime (general and serious fraud); prosecution and defence; health…
 Joshua Hedgman  photo Joshua Hedgman Joshua has a broad common law practice, which incorporates all of Chambers’…
 Helen Hobhouse  photo Helen Hobhouse Barrister specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence
 Leighton Hughes  photo Leighton Hughes Leighton Hughes is a specialist Criminal Advocate, with substantial further experience in…
 Alan Jeffreys QC photo Alan Jeffreys QC Alan Jeffreys QC is a specialist in all aspects of personal injury…
 Matthew Kerruish-Jones  photo Matthew Kerruish-Jones Health and safety (defending), personal injury (claimant/defendant work), crime (general/motor/fraud/corporate), regulatory crime/civil.
 Changez Khan  photo Changez Khan Barrister dealing with employment law, company law and personal injury law.
 Shabbir Lakha  photo Shabbir Lakha Has practised almost exclusively in employment law work for over ten years.…
 John Leighton Williams QC photo John Leighton Williams QC Barrister specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and general common law instructed…
 Paul Lewis QC photo Paul Lewis QC Paul  has appeared in over 200 homicide cases and in many major…
 Victoria Logue  photo Victoria Logue Victoria Logue (Tory) joined Farrar’s Building in 2017 after 10 years as…
 Frederick Lyon  photo Frederick Lyon Barrister accepting instruction in all areas of chambers’ practice, with a particular…
 Joel McMillan  photo Joel McMillan Joel has a busy and successful general common law practice. His particular…
 John Meredith-Hardy  photo John Meredith-Hardy Areas of work undertaken for claimants and defendants include professional negligence, personal…
 Aidan O’Brien  photo Aidan O’Brien
 Andrew Peebles  photo Andrew Peebles Barrister with a wide experience of litigation in chancery, commercial, employment, regulatory…
 James Plant  photo James Plant Barrister. Specialisms include personal injury and general common law.
 James Pretsell  photo James Pretsell James’s practice consists largely in multi track personal injury work. He also…
 Christopher Quinlan QC photo Christopher Quinlan QC Specialises in crime, sport and regulatory work.
 David Roderick  photo David Roderick David has an established general common law practice, with particular expertise in…
 Jake Rowley  photo Jake Rowley Barrister specialising in personal injury, commercial and general common law. The areas…
 James Rozier  photo James Rozier James Rozier’s practice encompasses personal injury, costs, inquests and employment. He also…
 Peter Savory  photo Peter Savory Barrister
 Hannah Saxena  photo Hannah Saxena   Hannah Saxena is a well respected junior with a focus on…
 Emma Sole  photo Emma Sole Emma Sole joined Farrar’s Building in 2007 after a pupillage at Littleton…
 Nigel Spencer Ley  photo Nigel Spencer Ley Nigel is a highly experienced barrister who undertakes high value clinical negligence,…
 Ian Unsworth QC photo Ian Unsworth QC Ian Unsworth QC has vast experience in dealing with cases of the…
 Guy Watkins  photo Guy Watkins Guy Watkins specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests, insurance and employment…
 Andrew Wille  photo Andrew Wille Barrister with an exclusively civil practice primarily in the fields of personal…
 Geoffrey Williams QC photo Geoffrey Williams QC Geoffrey Williams QC has a long established practice in the field of…
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