Name Farhanah Ismail Position Director Team Management Board Email
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Farhanah is a Director at Ralli Solicitors and joint Head of our Personal Injury Team.

She joined Ralli Solicitors in May 2005 from Birchall Blackburn Law (formerly Paul Watson & Co) where she was a Solicitor. Prior to that, Farhanah worked at Flint Bishop Solicitors LLP and since qualifying in 1999, she has specialised exclusively in general litigation, private and public family law, personal injury and private client work, including the administration of estates, dispute resolution, drafting wills and power of attorney and dealing with contentious probate matters.

Farhanah is also the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP). She ensures the firm meets its regulatory objectives and enables it to provide and maintain excellent customer service.

Farhanah has over 15 years’ experience dealing with a wide range of cases and litigation matters. She is passionate about providing access to justice for her clients and believes in applying a straightforward and practical approach in order to obtain the best possible results for her clients.


General litigation
Civil litigation
Dispute resolution
Matrimonial law
Serious injury

Education, professional qualifications and memberships

Law LLB (Hons)
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Member of the Law Society
Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP)

Why did you join Ralli Solicitors?
I joined because of the fantastic reputation the firm had alongside the opportunities it provides for professional development.

Who inspires you?
Several great figures including Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Alex Ferguson and Helen Kellar.

Key achievements

  • Rising through the ranks to Director.
  • Entering a team and competing in “The Times Leadership Challenge.”
  • Dealing with complicated litigation.
  • Winning multi-million pound cases.
  • Achieving excellent results for my clients.

Describe yourself in three words

Approachable, dynamic, empathic, persuasive and happy.

Hobbies and interests

When not at work, I enjoy trekking, holidays, reading, spending quality time with family and friends and helping various charitable causes.

What others say

Ms J, client: Thank you for your letter and the cheque in settlement for my claim in the accident dated July 2011. Farhanah, you have looked after my case splendidly and I feel like I’ve found a friend instead of just a lawyer! I am out of hospital after my recent ordeal but sadly the cancer turned out to be more aggressive than at first thought. It seems I’m going to need more of your prayers. In the meantime, I am very grateful for all your hard work on my behalf.

Sam B, client: Farhanah – I’d like to add a thank you to both you and your team for all the help working through my claim, I love how you hold no punches you just tell me things as they are and I find that helps me to make the right decision, I’ve recieved a better settlement than I’d expected and that’s purely down to you, I should imagine you’d make one hell of a poker player if you ever fancied giving it a go. Thanks again for everything.

HW, Peterborough, client: Farhanah, thank you for guiding me through what I can only describe as a roller coaster ride! I have had some tough times but have come through this time with your help!. I now move on to the next faze of my life with positivity. Thank you again.

David S, client: A huge final thank you to Farhanah, Matt, and your team for all your efforts. You’ve done a superb job navigating me through the whole thing, and achieved an amazing end result that is life changing. I hope things go from strength to strength in both Ralli, and your future.