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Allen & Overy LLP
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  Richard Farnhill



Richard specialises in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, with particular experience in complex contractual disputes and disputes involving structured financial products and derivatives. He continues to be regarded as a rising star in the field of insurance, particularly in relation to the energy and utilities and financial services sectors. He formerly taught the law of contract on a part-time basis at the University of London.  Richard is qualified in England and New York and has also spent time in Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong arbitration team.

Posts on Compact Contract a blog focused on English contract law and the most up to date news and cases.

Legal 500 2018 praises Richard’s “very inventive legal mind which finds solutions to problems that most others would overlook.”

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 1999

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999

Academic qualifications

LLB, Law, University of Bristol, 1995

BCL, University of Oxford, 1997

Published work

Richard Farnhill, 2018, “Don’t quote me on this”, Commercial Litigation Journal
Richard Farnhill, 2018, “Privileged upbringing”, Commercial Litigation Journal
Richard Farnhill, 2018, “The law’s great schism: privilege and the rules of attribution”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law
Richard Farnhill, 2018, “What divides us”, Commercial Litigation Journal

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