An overview of our practice

Farore Law is a law firm specialising in discrimination, sexual harassment, equal pay and disability discrimination arising from mental illness. We deal with matters that arise both inside and outside the workplace. The firm consists of a small, knowledgeable, and dedicated team led by Suzanne McKie QC, who has unrivaled experience in our specialist areas. Please click here to learn more about us.

We advise from the very start to the very end of the process, including pre-action stages and all aspects of the litigation process, including the provision of advocacy services.

The firm has extensive experience in the fields of discrimination and sexual harassment. We have successfully supported and represented clients, including senior executives, both inside and outside the workplace. We have represented and acted against influential public figures, political parties, global corporations, academic institutions and charitable organisations. We are strongly placed to assist any person who has experienced discrimination, regardless of the environment in which it occurred and whether or not it was during employment.

We have undertaken inquiries and produced reports on behalf of law firms and barristers’ chambers relating to equal pay, the progression of women, and diversity. In addition, we have completed a number of independent reviews of internal grievance investigations conducted by companies.

Farore Law can also provide bespoke training aimed at the creation of better policies and practices within organisations, as well as enhancing attendees’ understanding of the impact of discrimination and harassment.

We do not act for clients in unfair dismissal cases unless there are elements of discrimination or harassment involved.


What makes us different?

Farore Law is a truly specialist law firm. Our expertise is in the laws surrounding all types of discrimination, sexual harassment and equal pay, and we advise clients whose matters concern both employment and non-employment situations. We focus solely on mental illness when it comes to disability discrimination.

We take each client through every stage of their journey to its ultimate resolution. We provide tailored advice, advocacy, and an unparalleled level of service, with consistent and full representation along the way. 

We also advise professional organisations on how to improve their gender pay gap and diversity statistics. 


In May 2019, Farore Law published its own Report exploring the reasons for the slow progression of women in the legal, accountancy and medical professions.


Who we act for

Farore Law does not target a certain ‘sort’ of client. We represent anybody, in the work or non-work spheres of their lives, who is looking for advice in our specialist areas of practice. We have represented, and continue to represent, a wide breadth of people – from highly-regarded experts in the City, to private individuals who have suffered injustice at the hands of those more powerful.

Individuals
We advise and represent people whose claims fall within the remit of our specialist areas, both in and out of the workplace. This can include class actions.

Legal organisations
We advise barristers’ chambers and other law firms on appropriate diversity policies, progression issues, retention issues, and how to address gender pay gaps amongst staff, partners, and barristers. We also provide independent investigation services relating to discrimination and harassment on behalf of such organisations.

Companies
We act for companies and have a particular focus on startups wishing to develop their diversity initiatives.

Pro bono clients
We feel strongly about access to justice, particularly when it comes to our specialist areas. We therefore assist with select cases on a pro bono basis that are referred to us via affiliated charities and other voluntary organisations. We can also help individual claimants access charitable or other funding.


Fees 

Farore Law can use fixed fees or hourly rates. We will consider Conditional Fee Arrangements/No Win No Fee agreements in certain exceptional cases. In cases involving significant points of public importance and where there is an obvious difference in financial status between the parties we will consider acting on a pro bono basis.


Affiliates

Farore Law is proud to be involved with the following organisations: