Kelvin Farmaner

Partner, Insurance and Regulatory

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023 8082 0527 / 07500 935553

I am an experienced Litigation Lawyer, Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings), and have a niche expertise and understanding of the insurance sector.

I am a member of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and also of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers). I currently sit on FOIL’s “European Issues” Sector Focus team and have published articles in various regional publications, 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.

I act for Domestic and European Insurance companies, mainly in connection with defending motor claims cases. I have 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, I am a member of the Equine and Animals Lawyers Association.

I am now Vice President of the Southampton Insurance Institute Council, having been President for 2015/16, and am also Vice Chair of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Forum.

I have been recognised in Chambers (2022) and am ranked as an “Leading Individual” by the Legal 500 2022 guide.

He is dedicated, conscientious and knowledgeable, as well as very experienced. He is able to address complex serious injury cases very efficiently and effectively, and goes the extra mile for his clients - Chambers and Partners 2020

Areas of Expertise

Motor claims
International claims
Catastrophic claims
Equine & animal claims
Agricultural & rural claims
Employers liability claims
Public liability claims
Product liability claims