Closing date: 09/02/2021
PQE: 1-3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday - Friday; 9.30am - 5.30pm)
Reports to: Practice Area Manager
Team: Corporate
Location: London
The Firm

Farrer & Co is an independent modern law firm, with a rich heritage. A lively and fast-growing commercial practice (with clients ranging from tech entrepreneurs, to media companies to sports bodies to banks) builds on our internationally renowned practice advising private families, individuals and institutions.

We look to be the market leader in our chosen areas of expertise, advising clients on the contentious and non-contentious legal, business and personal issues they face.

Our reputation and success is based on the goodwill of numerous close client relationships. We are trusted advisers, acting in our clients' long-term interests and paying careful attention to quality and personal service.                                                                      

Our clients tell us they value us for our integrity, good judgement and professional excellence, as well as our broad perspective, practical solutions and value for money.

The Team

Farrer & Co's Insolvency team specialises in complex, high-value transactional and advisory work.  With expert knowledge in both corporate and personal insolvency work, we act for a number of the leading accountancy firms and insolvency practices, advising administrators, liquidators, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy.

We are recognised for our work in advising boards and directors, creditors and stakeholders, as well as being prominent in a number of other key specialist areas. The team has a particular strength in the important area of private banking, where we are proud to call ourselves, market leaders, providing advice on enforcement options and more particularly, on regulated mortgages.

In addition to advising on the acquisitions and disposals of insolvent companies, we also have particular focus on:

  • LPA appointments/contentious property insolvencies.
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements.
  • Advising on bona vacantia issues and dissolved companies.
  • Insolvencies relating to charities and schools.
  • Insolvencies in the construction industry.
  • Advising high net worth individuals during the breakdown of their marriages.

The candidate will sit in the insolvency team, acting for private banks, companies and boards, on the full range of insolvency processes, including administrations, liquidations, company voluntary arrangements and receiverships. The candidate will also be acting for individuals and other stakeholders on personal bankruptcy matters.


The role will have a varied and interesting mix, working alongside senior lawyers, assisting on a broad range of insolvency matters, handling queries and enquiries efficiently. It will also involve a high degree of client contact and business development activity.

Skills and Experience
  • High level of technical knowledge relating to the practice area
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent organisational skills with and strong interest and enthusiasm in respect of insolvency work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starting approach to tasks and projects and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to think laterally and apply knowledge and experience to a broad range of transactions and clients
  • Efficient communication skills and the ability to pitch the advice to the person receiving it
  • The ability to deal with many matters at any one time
Person Specification
  • An ability to deal calmly and with authority commensurate with experience.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.
  • An enthusiasm for teamwork, dealing with people, and an ability to assume responsibility. 
  • Ability to efficiently deal with a varied and often demanding workload will also be a key requirement.
  • The candidate will be expected to quickly become an integral part of an established and highly regarded team.
Education and Qualifications

Minimum 2.1 degree and a training contract undertaken in a mid-sized or city firm.

Special aspects

The hours of work for this opportunity are 09:30am-5:30pm but it is essential to be committed, flexible and prepared to work beyond the normal office hours when necessary and in response to client demand.


Farrer & Co conducts a pre-employment screening which consists of a Criminal History Background and Credit Check for successful candidates.