Farrer & Co
|Headquarters||66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, United Kingdom|
|No. of lawyers||79 partners|
|No. of employees||380|
|Date founded||1701 (via the Tempest Slingers' practice)|
|Company type||Limited Liability Partnership|
|Farrer & Co|
Farrer & Co is a British independent law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, serving private individuals, charitable institutions and corporations. They have, over their more than three hundred years of operation, acted for many of the Kings and Queens of England and later Great Britain and the United Kingdom, including Queen Elizabeth II, as well as many leading public figures.
The company were used by Rupert Murdoch's News International during the News International phone hacking scandal. Farrer's partner, Ben Beabey, left in 2011 to join News International. In 2012, Julian Pike, head of Farrer's Reputation Management practice, told a House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that he had advised News International to carry out surveillance of the phone-hacking victims' lawyers, Charlotte Harris and Mark Lewis. News International has since admitted that the surveillance was "deeply inappropriate".
- Farrer & Co:History (Accessed March 2012)
- Farrer & Co (Accessed March 2012)
- Eden, Richard (2011) Phone hacking: Will the Queen drop scandal solictors Farrer & Co?, Daily Telegraph, Nov.13 (Accessed March 2012)
- LegalWeek.Com Case Study: Farrer and Co, 10 Feb 2011 (Accessed March 2012)