Taylors appoints experienced commercial disputes partner

Blackburn-based Taylors Solicitors has appointed Stuart Farr as commercial disputes partner.

He holds more than 25 years of experience in the field and has featured in the Legal 500. Before joining Taylors he was a partner at Knights and prior to that was the head of the dispute resolution team at Clarke Willmott’s Birmingham office. He has also headed the commercial disputes team in the Manchester office of Laytons.

Stuart specialises in advising individual and business clients on contractual disputes, product liability and professional negligence matters. He also has a niche practice in shooting and conservation matters and is a member of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

He has worked with clients across sectors including manufacturing, printing, consumer services, retail and distribution. He advises on complex and technical disputes in the UK and internationally involving equipment, machinery, breaches of specification and product liability, as well as matters concerning areas such as investments, shareholdings, partnerships, franchises and the supply chain.

Alongside his legal expertise, he has a strong background in ethics. Stuart is a keen proponent of ethical conduct as a real and practical means of dispute avoidance and is a member of the ethics committee of Oxford University.

Elaine Hurn, Taylors managing partner,  said: "Stuart is an astute operator with vast experience. He is a perfect fit for Taylors and his appointment is great news for our clients.

"His extensive expertise means he is able to act on our clients’ needs by swiftly getting to grips with matters and provide speedy and effective advice on strategy to achieve the desired outcome, in many cases without the need for litigation. Where litigation is necessary, he has years of experience, right up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court."

Stuart added: "I’m excited to have joined Taylors and to returning to working in the north west. When the opportunity arose to join the firm, I needed no persuasion because of its excellent reputation as a commercial law practice and the quality of its people."

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