Roderick Farningham



Roderick Farningham has several years of experience in commercial and financial disputes across a vast array of areas in jurisdictions across the world. He advises claimants and defendants before courts and arbitral tribunals. He advises clients on transactions. He was named a “rising star” over three years by Thomson Reuters.
Roderick has been the lead associate on fraud, commercial, banking, and competition disputes with managerial responsibilities. His practice also covers public inquiries, class actions, trusts, property and construction, company and shareholder issues, IP, tax, pensions, employment law, and family law. He enjoyed secondments to Bank of New York Mellon and Goldman Sachs.
In his own words:
“I enjoy advising clients, whether SMEs or others. Businesses have a myriad of concerns, resulting in legal questions which are vital to their success. My clients, whether local or global, often have cross-border issues. Where necessary, I will obtain or resist a ruling from a court or tribunal (if settlement is not possible) and advise on the enforcement of such a ruling. My advice does not stop at disputes, having advised on numerous transactions, whether corporate or financial. My objective is for their business to flourish and to develop a longstanding and productive relationship.”


  • BA PPE, University of Oxford - 2001
  • MPhil Philosophy, UCL - 2004
  • CPE, City - 2006
  • BVC, BPP - 2007
  • QLTT, BPP - 2010


  • Named a "rising star" in commercial litigation in the inaugural, second, and third edition of Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013 to 2015
  • Princess Royal Scholar (the most prestigious scholarship of the Inner Temple for CPE students) and Exhibitioner (BVC scholarship), Inner Temple, 2006 to 2008
  • Dawes Hicks Scholarship, UCL, 2004 to 2005

Other Interests

Roderick enjoys film, music, theatre, reading, philosophy, cooking, opera, ballet, scuba diving (PADI qualified), visual arts and collecting art, skiing, travelling (34 countries to date) and wine (Level 2 of Wine & Spirit Education Trust).


French (GCSE) with further training in Babbel, Duolingo, and private tuition.