Kelvin Farmaner

Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Group

Ranked In Chambers UK Logo 2014 - Kelvin FarmanerKelvin is an experienced litigation Lawyer and Solicitor - Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) and in addition has a niche expertise and understanding of the insurance sector. Kelvin qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 having trained with a firm in the South West. Kelvin was appointed to the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel in 2004. Kelvin joined Trethowans LLP as a Partner in November 2010.  Since joining Trethowans LLP he has been appointed to the Southampton Insurance Institute Council becoming President for 2015/16 and to the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Forum becoming Vice Chair.

Kelvin is a member of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers) and currently sits on FOIL's "European Issues" Sector Focus team. He has published articles in various regional publications as well as in trade journals such as 'The New Law Journal', 'PI Brief Update Law Journal',  'The Post Magazine' and 'The Solicitors Journal' as well as appearing in a lawyer training DVD for The College of Law, London.

Kelvin  has been recognised in Chambers (2018), along with being recommended in Legal 500 (2017) who state Kelvin ‘can always be relied upon to provide a constructive and analytical approach’.

Kelvin acts for Domestic and European Insurance companies mainly in connection with defending motor claims cases.  Kelvin has also established a niche practice in relation to claims involving animals having acted for the successful party in the leading case of Mirvahedy v Henley which was decided in 2003 in the House of Lords (the case in which the court defined the responsibilities of keepers of animals under Section 2 of the Animals Act 1971).  As a result of this he is also a member of the Equine and Animals Lawyers Association.

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Specialist areas

  • Personal Injury - Mainly Defendant
  • Insurance Litigation
  • General Litigation

Kelvin Farmaner
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