Court of appeal judgment clarifies legality of undisclosed broker commissions

The ruling In Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 471provides ‘much-needed clarity’ to the lending industry on the liability of both the broker and the lender when a secret commission is paid. A Court of Appeal judgment, handed down yesterday, has made it much more likely for a loan to […]

People Proposition Assistant (HR Assistant)

Permanent Location: Woking or Southampton About the role We have an exciting opportunity for a People Proposition Assistant to join our high performing professional People team. The is a permanent role. The primary function of this role is to support the delivery of our people offering and operations in the maintenance of the people system […]

Company Takeovers

Supporting businesses in their TUPE responsibilities as they conduct company takeovers Taking over an existing business means that you also take on responsibility for their current employees and there are strict regulations in the UK about how this needs to be handled. TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Projection of Employment) Regulations) is the area of employment […]

Team Moves

Supporting businesses to protect their interests in the event of team moves A team move refers to when a group (two or more) employees move from one company to a competitor in a planned way, usually as a result of the competitor seeking to recruit or engage one or more of the moving employees.  Team […]


Supporting businesses in their TUPE responsibilities  TUPE (The Transfer of Undertakings (Projection of Employment) Regulations 2006) is the area of employment law that regulates how existing employment contracts and established employee rights are protected when a business changes ownership or there is a change in service provider (for example, a company decides to bring contracted […]

Mergers and Acquisitions

Supporting businesses in their TUPE responsibilities as they merge with or acquire another business Merging with another business, or acquiring an existing company, means that you may also be legally required to take on responsibility for their existing employees and there are strict UK regulations about this. TUPE (The Transfer of Undertakings (Projection of Employment) […]

Legal Cashier

Location: Southampton About the role This is a fantastic role reporting to the Cashier Supervisor working in a high performing professional finance team. This is an opportunity to join the Legal Cashier Team where you will be involved in a fast-paced environment providing the cashier function for Moore Barlow LLP. The role is responsible for […]

Legal Cashier Supervisor

Location: Woking/Southampton About the role We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Cashier Supervisor reporting to the Finance Operations Manager, working in a high performing professional finance team. This is an opportunity to join a busy team where you will be involved in a fast-paced environment and be responsible for the supervision of […]

Dispute Resolution Solicitor 0-2yrs PQE

Location: Southampton Team: Property Litigation/Real Estate Disputes Permanent role Full-time About the role We have a fantastic opportunity for a junior solicitor to join our experienced Real Estate Disputes team. The role will be based in Southampton. This would be a challenging and fast paced role and you would be involved in all aspects of […]

Commercial Solicitor 0-2yrs PQE

Location: Guildford/Southampton Permanent role Full-time Deadline: 26th February 2021 About the role We have a fantastic opportunity for a junior commercial solicitor to join our experienced Commercial & Technology law team which is praised in Chambers and The Legal 500. The role will be based in Guildford or Southampton. This would be a challenging and […]

Seven figure settlement for cyclist following a road traffic collision

Our serious injury solicitors took over conduct of a case that was previously being dealt with by another law firm, following a recommendation from the case management company who were providing the client’s rehabilitation programme. On the incident date, our client was cycling to work when he was struck from behind by the Defendant’s vehicle […]

Legal Assistant

Location: Lymington Permanent role Full-time About the role We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate that wishes to embark on a career in conveyancing to join our fast-paced team in Lymington. The role will be an administrative role working alongside a fee earner in all matters of conveyancing. We are a diverse, experienced and […]

Webinar: Beware the automatic unfair dismissal

Many employers are having to make changes to their business, including restructuring and redundancy programmes. In doing so, it is important that they do not fall into the trap of assuming that it is safe to dismiss any employee who has less than two years’ service because they do not qualify for ordinary unfair dismissal. […]

Thank you

Thank you – we will make a donation to your charity.  Season’s Greetings from everyone at Moore Barlow and wishing you a Happy New Year.

Christmas charity

Choose your Christmas donation As Christmas approaches we wanted to take this opportunity to offer you our heartfelt thanks for your support and partnership this year. As a gesture of goodwill, and to support a few charities who are close to our hearts, we would like to make a donation of £50 on your behalf […]

The Grange Hampshire – Redefining Arcadia

Looking after our history There is something about an English historic house that captures our imagination. We are steeped in heritage in the UK and we love our costume dramas that give us a glimpse of life in Jacobean or Elizabethan England. But running these stately homes is an expensive business. Over the last two […]

Helping entrepreneurs achieve their objectives

Being entrepreneurial means different things to different people, but to us here at Moore Barlow, we know it means being fleet of foot and highly adaptable when our entrepreneurial clients need to move quickly to take advantage of an opportunity. Recently we helped one such client who was looking to restructure his business portfolio to […]

Agency merger strengthens Moore Barlow’s position in the recruitment sector

Two of the UK’s leading hospitality recruitment agencies have merged and will form part of the UK’s largest specialist hospitality recruitment company. Evolve Hospitality Recruitment, which has offices across the UK and specialises in temporary staff recruitment for the hospitality sector, has merged with Collins King & Associates which specialises in permanent staff recruitment to […]

Moore Barlow acts on MBO of the Serocor Group

Moore Barlow has advised the management team in their successful management buyout of the Serocor Group, the leading £100m+ turnover recruitment group headquartered in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The deal was supported by specialist asset based lender Breal-Zeta CF. Serocor is an award winning and well established recruitment group attracting, engaging and nurturing STEM talent in partnership with […]

Tarirai Aguta

Child brain injury Adult brain injury Fatal accident claims Serious orthopaedic injury Cases involving complex liability or causation issues I am a qualified solicitor with extensive experience of dealing with claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places. I joined Moore Barlow […]

Olu Falua

Residential Development Acquisitions and Disposals Real Estate Finance I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Land Development Team, based in the Southampton office. I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and prior to joining Moore Barlow in February 2020 have worked in a variety of roles in both commercial and residential property and in […]

Moore Barlow proud to launch Major Trauma Group

New national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients NHS funding for major trauma centres and rehabilitation at an all time low during Covid-19 London based law firm, Moore Barlow, is proud to announce the launch of a new national service to assist people affected by […]

Moore Barlow partner authors new definitive legal guide to farming partnerships

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow today announces that partner Philip Whitcomb has authored a new book which is set to become the definitive legal guide for farming partnerships in England and Wales. Philip’s book – entitled “A Practical Guide to the Law of Farming Partnerships” – explores the myriad legal issues faced by […]

Commercial property and development

At Moore Barlow, property is at the core of what we do. Our expert lawyers work collaboratively across anetwork of offices in the City of London, Richmond, Lymington, Guildford, Woking and Southampton. We can provide advice on areas including property investment, development, finance, lending, planning, lettings, management and disposals.

Make a Will Fortnight

Moore Barlow supports Make a Will Fortnight with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Moore Barlow is proud to be supporting the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ this year from the 1st November for two weeks. Together we can help you to make a standard Will by setting aside a limited number […]

Moore Barlow spotlights hidden Covid-19 victims on ITV London news

Moore Barlow Partner and Head of Major Trauma Service, Trevor Sterling, along with clients, Hannah and Mostafiz McWann, have told ITV London News about the impact Covid-19 has had on people with serious brain injuries and others living with “hidden” conditions. Moore Barlow has supported Hannah Mcwann and her family since December 2017. Hannah suffered […]

Georgie Beckers

Adult brain injury Child brain injury Fatal Accident Act claims Complex orthopaedic injury Limb loss I am a Litigation Executive. I specialise in helping individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury or bereavement as a result of road traffic collisions, accidents at work and accidents in public places. I joined Moore Barlow in […]

Moore Barlow receives top rankings in Chambers & Partners UK 2021 guide

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow has gained widespread recognition in Chambers & Partner UK 2021 rankings, one of the UK’s leading guides to the top lawyers and law firms. This is the first time Moore Barlow has featured in the directory since the merger between Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins in May 2020. […]

Moore Barlow raises £1,100 for YMCA and homelessness charities

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow is proud to announce its recent participation in the YMCA Sleep Easy challenge, which looks to raise awareness and funds for the YMCA and UK homelessness services. A team of volunteers from the firm recently took on the challenge of the YMCA Sleep Easy event, originally planned for […]

SKS Business Services acquire Bailey Group with legal advice provided by Moore Barlow

SKS Business Services Ltd (SKS), an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and finance outsource specialists, have acquired chartered accountants Bailey Group with legal advice provided by Moore Barlow.  Acquisition financing was provided by Shard Credit Partners. SKS’s acquisition of Bailey Group grows the firm’s geographical reach as it gains an established base in the North […]

Moore Barlow ranked as top tier law firm across the South East

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow has gained widespread recognition in the latest UK edition of the independent legal directory Legal 500. This is the first time Moore Barlow has featured in the directory since the merger between Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins in May 2020. The combination of both firm’s strengths has resulted […]

Moore Barlow supports first national Cauda Equina Syndrome awareness day

National law firm Moore Barlow is proud to support the Cauda Equina Champions Charity as they launch the first annual cauda equina syndrome (CES) awareness day. The awareness day, which will take place on Thursday 1st October 2020, is seeking to educate members of the public on the key signs and symptoms to look out […]

Moore Barlow advises Transparity Solutions as they receive significant investment from Beech Tree Private Equity

Dorset based Transparity Solutions, a fast-growing Microsoft cloud specialist, has received significant investment from Beech Tree Private Equity with South East law firm Moore Barlow providing Transparity with legal advice. Transparity Solutions provides a complete range of Microsoft cloud solutions supporting large UK corporates and enterprises. This sector has seen a big growth in demand […]

Moore Barlow lawyer ranked in global Future Female Leaders list

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow is proud to announce that senior associate, Amandeep Khasriya, has been named as a Future Leader in HERoes Women Role Model List 2020. The HERoes 100 Women Future Female Leader’s list, released by diversity and inclusion network INvolve, celebrates 100 inspirational and high performing women who are not […]

Webinar: As the furlough scheme draws to an end, what are your workplace options?

As the furlough scheme draws to an end, what are your workplace options? With only a few weeks to go, it is certainly something on a lot of employers mind. Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020Presenters: Katherine Maxwell, Partner at Moore Barlow Emma Edis, Partner at Moore Barlow Stephanie Clark, Associate solicitor at Moore Barlow This […]

Webinar: New corporate insolvency rules – What are the risks and opportunities?

The UK Government has recently introduced new legislation to help directors and businesses deal with threats from creditors in these difficult times. Some provisions relate to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis specifically, but other changes are permanent, changing the law in far-reaching ways which include: new powers to directors to impose a moratorium on their […]

Webinar: Legal masterclass – Investing in distressed businesses

Our corporate experts discuss key risk areas to consider when investing in distressed businesses, share valuable insights into the opportunities of investing, and help you avoid the pitfalls. We outline some of the basic checks you should be making before investing, provide some pointers around keeping your deal on track amidst pressure from the other […]

Webinar: The ongoing challenge of bringing staff back to the workplace

Since 1 August, the government has given employers the green light to bring their employees back to the workplace (provided it is safe to do so), but it has been a slow trickle effect. Many people are opting to continue to work from home for a number of reasons, including health & safety, family commitments […]

Webinar: Contracts and insurance dispute management during Covid-19

Covid 19 raises a number of issues on contracts, including frustration and force majeure, which are especially important when these contracts are the lifeline of a business. Through the Cabinet Office, the government recently published its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency. Some businesses […]

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence Technology

How artificial intelligence products and tools can enhance and add value to your business. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in a range of different ways to improve customer experience, streamline work processes and provide predictive analysis – AI is set to transform and increase productivity. Our webinar will focus on how AI products and […]

Webinar: How can debt recovery improve cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic?

Whilst there may be many reasons to cause businesses to enter into liquidation, for SMEs it is often the impact of unpaid invoices and the negative effect that has on cash flow. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted businesses across the UK and around the world. Many businesses may have felt that there was little […]

Webinar: To return to work – or not

The challenges of coronavirus and how employers manage returning to work We are facing a time of uncertainty as employees are encouraged to return to the workplace for economic and well being reasons, whilst at the same time being asked to work from home where possible. With the potential for conflict between offices re-opening versus […]

Michelle Ranasinghe-Carter

I began my career in law as a legal secretary and progressed to working as a paralegal in the private wealth area, with over 5 years of experience. I primarily assist other solicitors in all aspects of private wealth work including Wills, Estate Administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney. I am an affiliate member of […]

Frances Hemus

I qualified as a solicitor in 2007.  Previously I worked in investment management, regulation and compliance. I specialise in Wills and Estate Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Administration and Court of Protection matters. I have a broad client base including; vulnerable adults, the elderly, families, business professionals, and high-net-worth individuals. I have […]

Emily Gulliver

I originally joined the family team as a secretary having worked in family law for many years. I have since begun my training to become a Chartered Legal Executive through CILEx Law School specialising in family law. This has allowed me to assist the team further, support our clients and to develop my knowledge and […]

UK points-based immigration system policy update

On 19 February, the government published the first details about its proposed new Immigration system planned to be operational on 1 January 2021. The government’s new system is designed to attract “highly skilled workers”, rather than the low skilled workers. Under the new system, employers will have to hold a ‘sponsor licence’ to employ all […]

Ben Millward

Debt recovery Insolvency for creditors and debtors I deal with commercial recoveries for a range of clients. With almost 10 years’ experience in debt recovery, I am able to provide specialist and commercially sensible advice to the firms’ clients. I specialise in assisting businesses from many different industries with all their debt recovery needs, including […]

Personal health budgets

Since 1 April 2014, if an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, they have the right to a personal health budget from the NHS to meet their assessed needs. This factsheet explains personal health budgets, what they are, how they work and how they can be managed.

Immigration for schools update: sponsored students affected by Coronavirus

The Home Office has released updated guidance to deal with individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). Tier 4 students affected by the coronavirus restrictions Tier 4 students are not normally permitted to undertake distance learning, however if they are forced to due to the current exceptional circumstances, this will not be considered […]

Applying for a visa to come to the UK during the coronavirus epidemic

At present, UK Visas & Immigration case working and compliance teams are still functioning and pending applications are being processed, albeit standard processing times are likely to be impacted. Although global travel is mostly on hiatus it is still technically possible to apply for visa online and some visa application centres are still operational, depending […]

UK announces new immigration system

The new Points-Based Immigration System will award points for an appropriate job offer, English language skills, and a salary threshold. The education threshold will be reduced to A-level (Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent) from degree level, and the general salary threshold is being reduced to £25,600 from £30,000. Applicants will be able to ‘trade’ […]

Immigration update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

The Home Office has updated it’s guidance for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to travel restrictions because of coronavirus some individuals may be facing uncertainty in relation to the expiry date of their current visa or leave to remain in the United Kingdom. As this is because of circumstances beyond […]

New UK Immigration system

Once the UK leaves the European Union (EU), a new immigration system will be introduced to replace the EU’s freedom of movement rule. The government favours a “points-based system” which can take different factors like skills and language into account when awarding visas. The Migration Advisory Committee recommended the use of points – earned on […]

New NHS Visa

The Conservatives are planning to introduce a “NHS visa” as part of their proposals for an Australian style points based immigration system should they win the general election. The aim is to ensure that the NHS is able to source overseas doctors and nurses once EU free movement comes to an end post-Brexit. The Home […]

Changes to the shortage occupation list – More IT jobs added

In May, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its full review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), the first time the SOL had been looked at in six years. MAC recommended that they add more IT roles within the list for example, business analyst, systems designers, programmers and software development professionals. What does this mean? […]

Would an Australian points based system work in the UK?

Boris Johnson has recommended that we move towards an ‘Australian style’ points based system. We already have a points based system in the UK so how would this differ from the Australian one?The Australian system is based upon scoring according to a list of criteria such as language, ability, age, competency, professional qualifications and industry […]

The shortage occupation list should be expanded

The shortage occupation list (SOL) needs to include other occupations. MAC has published its review of the SOL following an extensive period of consultation. The last SOL was reviewed in 2013. The advantages of being on the shortage occupation list are as follows: Not having to conduct a Resident Labour market test. Exemption from the […]

Should the government guarantee the rights of EU Citizens living in the UK?

The Commons Home Affairs Committee said technical issues had ‘blighted’ the scheme with some struggling to navigate the online application system. MPS were not happy with the fact that European residents only get legal status post Brexit if they apply to it. Therefore, they need to take a active step, those who don’t do anything […]