Life sciences law

Life Sciences is an innovative and complex market sector. Companies are facing an increasing level of regulation in a competitive market environment. Rapid developments in technology is leading to changes in approach to medicine and healthcare by businesses and organisations in the Life Sciences sector. Moore Barlow as Life Sciences lawyers can supply a wide […]

Our trainee programme

Training contracts Training contracts are a partnership between the trainee and the firm. We expect hard work, commitment, drive and a hunger to learn and develop. We will fully support you and help you achieve your aims. Our well-established training programme means that you will work right across the business and experience the full range […]

Our values and culture

Our values and culture Moore Barlow has been around for over 200 years and ‘making life better’ is one of our core values that does not just apply to the work we do to help our clients but also our employees. We inspire confidence at Moore Barlow and the functionality is all about the way […]

Work placements

Creating opportunities for young professionals If you are looking to gain experience in the legal sector, we can help you learn about the roles and realities of working within a law firm. With a work placement with Moore Barlow you will be exposed to the skills and knowledge you need to become a solicitor. Because […]

Apprenticeships

Want to become a solicitor apprentice? From September 2020, Moore Barlow is offering degree-level apprenticeships – with a 6-year apprenticeship pathway to becoming a qualified solicitor. The apprenticeships offer on-the-job training, working alongside legal professionals, rather than going to university to qualify. What are the advantages of taking this route? Earn a salary while you […]

Graduate recruitment

Graduate recruitment When recruiting trainees we identify candidates who have the potential to become partners. Ours is a long-term commitment, during which you will be given every opportunity to excel. If you have the characteristics we are looking for, we will provide the environment, encouragement and opportunities for you to flourish both personally and professionally. […]

Current opportunities

Join Moore Barlow We have a career for every positive, ambitious, hard working person that is interested in a career with a law firm. We have a career path and opportunities for every person in every role. Many of our people in support roles have gone on to become legally trained and have become solicitors […]

Careers

Why join Moore Barlow? Our people are vital to our business. Without them, we can’t help make life better for our clients. We’re always on the lookout for the next generation of talent with the right skills and, most importantly, a ‘can do’ and positive attitude. We’re equally interested in hearing from experienced people that […]

Gemma Richards

Landlord and tenant disputes I am a solicitor in the firm’s dispute resolution department. I assist our property litigation team to resolve a wide range of property disputes, with a focus on residential landlord and tenant matters, adverse possession claims and boundary disputes. I work closely with my colleagues within the team to ensure an […]

Commercial legal advice

Legal advice for independent schools dealing with brand management We regularly advise schools on trade mark issues surrounding the school’s name and crest. These are important assets and schools want to make sure that they cannot be misused or abused by third parties at home or overseas. Issues can arise when a school enters into […]

Property strategy and management

Legal advice for independent schools dealing with school property Many Independent Schools have extensive property portfolios, which bring challenges as well as opportunities!   Schools which are charities have various aspects of charity law to contend with and we have extensive experience in advising on the requirements of the Charities Act 2011 in relation to sales […]

Governance

Legal advice for independent schools dealing with governance The Governing Body is a key part of the school structure and Governors need to understand and be regularly trained and updated on their roles and responsibilities, including those which arise for them as Trustees if the school is a charity.   We regularly advise on governance issues […]

Employment and HR advice

Legal advice for independent schools dealing with staff and HR You want your staff to be motivated and committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality. We can help you make sure that your employment contracts and HR policies and procedures allow you to achieve that goal. Employment law in schools is complex and we understand […]

Pupils and parents

Legal advice for independent schools dealing with parents and pupils Your relationships with pupils and their parents are at the heart of your success. Key to that relationship is a robust, clear and practical parent contract which sets out what parents and pupils can expect from the school and what you can expect from them. […]

Legal advice for independent schools

Legal advice and support for independent schools in the UK and overseas Every Independent School is unique, but each one needs sound, practical solutions for the legal and regulatory challenges it faces on a daily basis.  We are trusted Legal Advisers to Senior Leaders and Governors of leading Independent Schools of all shapes and sizes, providing advice […]

Faith based organisations

We are a leading charity law firm with a genuine understanding of faith-based organisations. Many of our lawyers are actively involved in their own faith communities in a personal capacity and accordingly bring a deep experience of the faith-based sector and the legal issues you are likely to face. Our clients include organisations applying their […]

Interim managers

The firm is on the Charity Commission’s panel of Interim Managers. The Commission has the power to appoint an Interim Manager to act in the administration of a charity if it considers that there has been misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of a charity, or if it is necessary or desirable to protect the […]

Charity litigation & dispute resolution

An internal dispute may arise involving the charity’s trustees or members. Alternatively, a dispute may arise externally between the charity and a third party, supporter or beneficiary. If a dispute is not resolved, it can lead to a breakdown in the governance and day-to-day management of the charity. Acting to resolve disputes is therefore part […]

Closing or merging a charity

There may come a point in the lifetime of a charity whereby you choose to close that charity or alternatively you decide that to merge your charity with another would better serve the needs of your current and future beneficiaries. Our areas of expertise include: Procedural issues relating to dissolution Liability of trustees Reporting to […]

Charity properties

Before selling land, a charity must take advice on marketing, consider any offers received and accept the best available offer. This is just one of the requirements of the Charities Act 2011. Our team of charity and social enterprise property specialists help clients with all aspects of their property legal needs whether they own or […]

Advice to charity trustees & governance

The burden on charity trustees to ensure that the charity is well managed, accountable and that the charitable objectives are fulfilled is ever increasing. You may also need advice on the appointment and removal or retirement of trustees and on your personal liability as a trustee. Our areas of expertise include: Updating and modernising historic […]

Setting up and running charities

How do I start a charity? Do I need to register my charity? These are questions commonly asked. We suggest a face to face meeting in which we can discuss your activities, needs and the best structure for your organisation. Our areas of expertise include: Formation and registration of a charity or social enterprise Dealing […]

Charities

Anyone who has anything to do with running a charity quickly finds they have a separate and independent body of law with which they must comply and which affects nearly every transaction that they undertake. The sector is overwhelmed by demands: regulation, changing legislation, fulfilling their charitable objectives, expectations of trustees, their employees, supporters and […]

Nitzan Cohen

Corporate tax I advise clients on all corporate tax related matters including share schemes and property taxes, i.e. SDLT and VAT. I’m always happy to discuss any matter with you so that you become aware of any tax implications that may affect your transaction. I became a solicitor in 2000. I’ve since worked in the […]

Karen Barham

Mediation I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in 2006 and bring considerable knowledge and experience as a family lawyer, having specialised in this area for almost 30 years. I practise exclusively as a mediator assisting couples and families when relationships break down and work in a way to help preserve people’s dignity. […]

Helen Harvie

Independent schools Charities I am a charity law specialist and I act as both trustee and advisor to a wide range of charitable organisations, including independent schools, as well as social enterprises, on a national and international basis. I advise on charity registration, restructuring, governance and constitutional issues, trustees’ duties and responsibilities and all aspects […]

Anna Silcox

Road traffic injuries I work within the personal injury department. My caseload is predominantly employer’s liability, occupier’s liability and road traffic collisions with a value in excess of £25,000. I have vast experience in managing cases both Pre-Action and once they have become litigated and the court is more involved. As a result of this, […]

Mandy Spring

Divorce and civil partnerships Cohabitation Pre-nuptial agreements I advise on relationship breakdown, in particular, financial aspects of divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships and financial claims for children (Schedule 1 Children Act). I also advise clients regarding cohabitation issues, pre-nuptial agreements and complex children matters including leave to remove. I provide a friendly efficient service […]

Olivia Stanton

School employment law Teacher’s pensions I am a solicitor in the independent schools and charities team and I specialise in employment and education law. I advise on a range of areas, including safeguarding and managing abuse allegations, data protection and subject access requests, parent contracts, and contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. I draft contracts […]

Scott Taylor

Contentious trusts and estates I head up the firm’s specialist contentious trusts and estates team. I have particular expertise in cases involving allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, want of knowledge and approval, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. I also advise charity clients on a wide […]

Zoe Thompson

Landlord and tenant disputes I am an experienced dispute resolution solicitor and litigator specialising in property disputes representing individuals as well as businesses. I am recognised by Legal 500 in the South East for commercial litigation as being “First Class” and by Chambers UK “as having particular expertise in property disputes”. I deal with a […]

Charlotte Thompson

Wills, tax and trusts I work within the private wealth and tax department. My role includes assisting with Trust administration which involves preparing Trust and IHT Tax returns. The nature of my work means I work with wealthy and also vulnerable clients. Accordingly I liaise with the Trustee’ or the client directly, to provide them […]

Emily Travell

Contentious trusts and estates I act for clients bringing claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, where reasonable financial provision has not been made from the deceased’s estate. I investigate validity disputes, where there is concern that a deceased person lacked capacity at the time of drafting their Will, or, was […]

Michelle Tudor

Employment Business immigration I am an employment and business immigration lawyer. I act for both employers and employees on a wide range of employment and immigration issues that arise during the employment relationship. I work with employers to ensure that they are managing their staff fairly and lawfully, as a happy workforce not only helps […]

Daisy Waldren

Commercial property I advise private individuals, pension funds, banks, owner manager businesses and SMEs on all aspects of commercial property work, including landlord and tenant related matters, development work, property finance and securities work, freehold and leasehold sales and acquisitions and portfolio management. I pride myself on offering prompt, pragmatic, cost effective legal advice and […]

Sophie Wallace

I obtained my Law degree from the University of Sussex, and thereafter attended the University of Law in Guildford to complete my Professional Skills Course part time whilst working as a property paralegal. I joined Barlow Robbins LLP, now Moore Barlow LLP, in September 2019 as a trainee in the personal injury and clinical negligence […]

Libby Wardle

Wills, tax and trusts Powers of Attorney I am a solicitor in the private wealth department based in the Guildford office. I assist clients with a variety of legal work relating to their personal affairs. I draft Wills and handle a range of probate matters for clients. I also assist clients with the preparation of […]

Helen Wilde

Residential property I specialise in the legal aspects of buying and selling property whether it be freehold or leasehold together with assisting clients with re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions. I act for a wide range of individuals to include people purchasing their first property in town, utilising a government backed scheme or selling […]

Lewis Young

Commercial property I am an associate solicitor in the commercial property department, dealing with all aspects of landlord and tenant work, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, and development. Before joining Barlow Robbins LLP, now Moore Barlow LLP, I have had 5 years’ experience in Property Law dealing with a broad range of transactions. I take […]

Lynn Henderson

Relationship breakdown I advise clients on all aspects of family law, with particular emphasis on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, including complex cases where there are substantial assets, trusts, pensions and family businesses. I qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and worked in central London, the West Country and Cambridge before moving to Surrey […]

Graham Wilson

Real estate Property law I undertake all aspects of property law including the acquisition, letting and disposal of commercial and residential land and buildings. Broadly my clients are property companies, occupational tenants, developers or investors. I have also acted for a number of foreign clients buying either residential or commercial property for own occupation or […]

Adam McRae-Taylor

Employment in schools Employment tribunal litigation I specialise in employment and education law and advise on issues such as unfair dismissal, discrimination cases, safeguarding, parent contracts and data protection issues including in relation to the GDPR. My approach is to work with schools and charities to ensure that they are managing their staff fairly and […]

Daniel Milano

Wills, tax and trusts I enjoy advising and helping clients on a wide variety of their personal matters including: administration of estates (with a particular specialism in estates with international elements), succession and inheritance tax planning (including Will drafting and the creation and administration of trusts), advising trustees and beneficiaries regarding trusts, powers of attorney, […]

Esther Millard

Professional negligence Debt recovery I specialise in handling professional negligence claims on behalf of both businesses and individuals. I have particular and extensive experience with claims against chartered surveyors and solicitors, and have successfully resolved a large number of such claims during the eleven years that I have specialised in this area. I also lead […]

Alexandra Milton

Wills, tax and trusts Powers of Attorney Court of Protection I am a Partner in the Private Client department, and am based in the firm’s Woking office. I provide specialist advice on: Wills & Codicils Inheritance Tax Planning Administration of Estates Deeds of Variation Powers of Attorney Court of Protection and incapacity issues Assistance with […]

Maria Mingoia

Head injuries Spinal injuries Amputations I handle all types of personal injury claims including complex catastrophic cases involving head injuries, spinal injuries and amputations. My niche area is cases involving catastrophic injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. I have also developed a particular interest in child injury and amputation claims. I read Law at university and […]

Verity Mount

I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP), in September 2019 after completing the GDL and LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management. Prior to this I read Anthropology with additional modules in Philosophy (Logic and Reasoning), at the University of Kent. Over the last four years I have spent my summers gaining […]

Hannah Nelmes

Complex Orthopaedic Injuries Head Injuries Spinal Injuries I act for clients who have sustained injuries as a result of an accident and I help them to pursue a personal injury claim. I have experience in acting for and assisting clients and who have sustained a variety of injuries. I enjoy establishing a good working relationship […]

Elizabeth Nuttall

Wills, tax and trusts I am an associate in the private wealth and tax department. I advise on inheritance tax planning and asset protection; Powers of Attorney; Wills; Probate and the administration of estates. I find it rewarding helping clients navigate challenging times: for example, following the death of a close family member. I graduated […]

Sophie Pollard

I began my training contract in September 2018. I have since trained in the commercial property department where I assisted in a wide range of property transactions, largely involving leases, as well as development matters and specialist areas such as adverse possession. I have also completed six month seats in the Personal Injury and clinical […]

Suzanne Porteous

Freehold and leasehold New builds I have a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing in the buying and selling of freehold and leasehold property and land, new builds, option agreements, transfer of equity, equity release, re-mortgages and lease extensions. I have acted for high net worth clients including sports personalities, city solicitors, investment buyers from […]

Emma Potter

Personal injury Chronic pain conditions Work accidents I have many years of experience representing adults and children, who have had accidents, no matter how they have happened. My particular specialism is chronic pain conditions (the physical and psychological aspects) and in particular Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). I am also interested in accidents at work […]

Deborah Powlesland

Clinical negligence Surgical errors I work on a wide range of clinical negligence cases including claims against NHS and private hospitals, GPs, pharmacists and opticians. These include delayed diagnosis and referral, inappropriate treatment and surgical errors in many areas of medicine including orthopaedics, cardiology, emergency medicine and cancer. I have a particular interest in gynaecology […]

Gordon Reid

Charity law I lead the charities team. I work with charities and independent schools of all shapes and sizes, advising on all aspects of charity law and practice – initial formation and registration, day-to-day advice on constitutional and governance issues, mergers, dealing with charity property and dissolution. I regularly run training sessions for trustees and […]

Sally Rolton

Residential conveyancins I have a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing in the buying and selling of freehold and leasehold property and land, new builds, option agreements, transfer of equity, equity release, re-mortgages and lease extensions. I have worked as a Residential Property Solicitor for over 15 years both in Guildford and in London and […]

George Shepherd

I am a solicitor in the Schools & Charities team, specialising in governance and transactional work for independent schools and charities. I advise national and local charities on incorporation, mergers, dissolution and other governance issues. My work also includes dealing with a wide range of charity property transactions including acquisitions, disposals, leases and secured lending. […]

Natalie Hirst

Orthopaedic cases Neurological injuries I specialise in clinical negligence, helping individuals who have suffered complex orthopaedic or neurological injuries because a medical practitioner has breached their duty of care, for example, where there has been a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatment or surgical errors. I also handle claims involving failure to diagnose/late diagnosis of cancer, […]

Sam Ho

Commercial property Landlord and tenant I am a solicitor in the commercial property department. I assist clients with all aspects of commercial property transactions, including landlord and tenant work, acquisitions and disposals and secured lending. I take the time to understand my clients’ business and consider their priorities and concerns. I take pride in my […]

Felicity John

I joined Barlow Robbins as a trainee solicitor in 2019 having recently completed the GDL and LPC at the University of Law in Guildford. I previously graduated from Bristol University with a BA Hons. in Spanish and spent 8 years working as a Merchandiser for leading fashion brands in London and Sydney, focusing on the […]

Victoria Jones

Misdiagnosis Surgical errors Neurological injuries Spinal injuries I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the clinical negligence department and have a wide range of experience covering areas such as misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose and surgical errors. I have particular expertise in neurological and spinal injuries and have settled claims worth several millions of pounds. I work […]

Samantha King

Wills, tax and trusts I am a solicitor in the private wealth and tax department helping assisting clients with a range of personal legal matters with a particular emphasis on inheritance and tax. I advise on wills, trusts and the administration of estates, mitigating tax and protecting personal and family assets. My clients find me […]

Tim Kirfield

Accident claims I represent clients who have suffered life-changing injuries through all different types of accident including road traffic collisions, accidents at work, public liability as well as others. I have acted on behalf of clients who have sustained a variety of injuries including polytrauma (orthopaedic), brain injury, spinal injury and pain management disorders. I […]

Joanna Lada-Walicki

Education employment Safeguarding I head the firm’s independent schools and charities practice and I specialise in education and employment law. I advise on a range of employment and pastoral issues, in particular when the reputation of a school (or other non-school charity) is at stake. An area of particular interest for me is safeguarding and […]

Sarah Lindesay

Court of Protection I work within the Court of Protection team, helping those who are Deputies to manage the financial affairs of clients who do not have capacity to make their own decisions. This involves building relationships with clients, their families, carers and any other professionals involved in order to ensure all of our clients’ […]

Duncan Lomax

I joined Barlow Robbins LLP, now Moore Barlow LLP, as a Trainee in September 2018 after working in a number of legal roles both in-house and with local firms. I completed my GDL and LPC at the University of Law in Guildford, and prior to this I studied History and Politics at the University of […]

Mark Lucas

Mergers and acquisitions Commercial contracts Shareholder arrangements Partnership law As a corporate Partner, I advise on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, shareholder arrangements and partnership law. I enjoy identifying and achieving the right solutions and outcomes for clients and strongly believe that good service consists of responsive communication. I look for long lasting solutions that […]

David Ludlow

Boardroom and shareholder disputes Employee competition litigation I head up the employment law team businesses and individuals. I enjoy advising and representing a wide range of businesses, charities, schools and private individuals on the full range of employment law and related legal issues. I thrive in helping businesses resolve general issues in relation to Employment […]

Erin Lyon

Children (private law) Divorce and civil partnership dissolution Cohabitee disputes and separation agreements Family finance and property issues on divorce/separation Domestic abuse and injunctions Child abduction I deal with all aspects of family law both inside and outside the Court process, including divorce, civil partnership dissolution and financial issues and cohabitee disputes. I have experience […]

Rheannie Madden

Accident claims I am a paralegal in the clinical negligence team based in Guildford. I have experience working with personal injury claims including cases arising from serious road traffic accidents and accidents at work. I currently work within the clinical negligence team and assist Deborah Powlesland with her cases which include claims involving brain injury […]

Mari Magnussen

Mediation I am an experienced family solicitor who has, until recently, been specialising in all aspects of family law and now practices as an all issues family lawyer mediator. My experience and understanding of the law enables me to offer a structured and informed approach in mediation. I assist couples in resolving issues that arise […]

Katherine Matheson

Landlord and tenant Freehold and leasehold I have worked as Commercial Property lawyer for over 10 years gaining experience of landlord and tenant work including complex conditional agreements for lease; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals including auction sales and portfolio management. My approach is to provide prompt and practical advice underpinned by an understanding […]

Tim Matthews

Life Sciences Technology I am a partner in our corporate team. I have over 25 years’ experience in advising both publicly listed and private companies in all areas of corporate law. I advise on mergers and acquisitions in the UK and overseas, fundraising, commercial contracts and corporate governance. My clients principally come from the Life […]

Victoria McDonagh

Commercial property I help clients with their commercial property needs, be it acting for a company moving into new office premises, a high street retailer taking a shop lease, or a manufacturer seeking new factory premises. I act for both tenants and landlords ranging from start ups through to investors with a property portfolio which […]

Simon Fulford

Property disputes I am a senior lawyer specialising in property litigation, with a focus on commercial landlord and tenant disputes; the enforcement of restrictive covenants; the acquisition and protection of rights of way and other easements; adverse possession claims; and boundary disputes. I also interpret and enforce leases, sale and purchase contracts and development agreements. […]

Matthew Devine

I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in 2015 as a Trainee Solicitor, where I gained experience in our litigation, corporate, employment and commercial property departments. I had previously studied history at Durham University and completed the LPC at the University of Law in Guildford. I am now a solicitor in our corporate […]

Charlie Ellison

I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in September 2019, having completed my LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law in Guildford. Prior to this I studied law at the University of Exeter. My first seat was in the Employment department at Barlow Robbins’ Woking office. This […]

Elizabeth Ennals

Family and divorce I advise clients in family law, which entails divorce, resolving financial matters, cohabitee disputes and arrangements for children. I have assisted in high net worth and complex financial cases, including dealing with business and international assets, and trust issues. I have developed expertise in international financial cases, having worked with clients who […]

Elizabeth Eyre

Wills, tax and trusts Court of Protection I advise clients and their families with legal issues including wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney, trusts and tax planning. I am particularly involved with issues affecting the older client in planning for the future to protect family and assets. I am experienced in dealing with Court […]

Esmat Faiz

Employment litigation I help businesses manage the relationship with their employees to maintain a happy and productive workforce. I assist them on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. I have experience of drafting contracts of employment and secondment agreements, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, and reviewing and drafting employment policies, procedures and […]

Jo Farr

Property sales and acquisitions Commercial leases Land development Property finance My role at Moore Barlow is to head the commercial property team. I have worked as a property lawyer for over 15 years building up technical know how and wide connections with property professionals both locally and further afield. My work usually involves one or […]

Joanna Farrands

Children (private law) Divorce and civil partnership dissolution Cohabitee disputes and separation agreements Family finance and property issues on divorce/separation Domestic abuse and injunctions Child abduction Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements I am head of the family team. I have over 15 years’ experience in the complex and sensitive area of family law. I strive to […]

Caroline Flashman

Clinical negligence Personal injury Court of Protection I specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence claims for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in the following areas; brain damage (including cerebral palsy,) ophthalmic, spinal and amputation cases. I also act as Court of Protection Deputy for clients who have lost capacity to deal with their […]

David Foster

Dispute resolution Judicial review I lead the firm’s dispute resolution (business & personal), civil litigation and commercial mediation practice. I am well known for handling judicial review cases and challenging the decisions of public bodies. The litigation I handle is complex in nature and is undertaken for companies of all sizes, owner managed businesses, educational […]

Helen Goatley

Brain injury Court of Protection As chairman at Moore Barlow, I split my time between helping to formulate the strategy and direction of the business of the firm as a whole and my own client practice. My specialist area is representing people with an acquired brain injury in civil litigation claims. I am also a […]

Fiona Gould

Wills, tax and trusts Tax planning and asset protection I am senior associate in the private client department, based in the Guildford office. I advise in relation to wills, trusts, powers of attorney and inheritance matters, with a particular emphasis on strategic tax planning and asset protection, an area in which I have many years […]

Lisa Green

Contentious trusts and estates Court of Protection I deal with a wide range of complex contentious wills and trust disputes, including validity disputes involving lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, want of knowledge and approval and fraud. I have many years’ experience both in High Court litigation and mediation. I further advise and assist clients […]

Sarah Greenfield

Wills, tax and trusts My main area is that of Trust Administration; including trust tax returns, trust accounts, IHT returns and deeds of appointment. I also prepare clients’ tax returns and estate administration. The nature of Trust work also means I have some vulnerable clients who require my support. I have worked in law and […]

Suzanne Gullidge

Wills, tax and trusts I am an Associate in the private wealth and tax department assisting clients with a variety of legal work relating to their personal affairs. I advise on methods of wealth management to include mitigating inheritance tax and capital gains tax liabilities and protecting clients’ personal assets. On a daily basis I […]

Helen Habershon

International divorce law I specialise in family law and relationship breakdown, particularly those cases which involve an international aspect. I have a particular interest in international family matters and when I worked in London represented The Child Abduction Unit and secured the safe return of many children to the countries from which they were wrongly […]

Laurie Heizler

Intellectual property Date protection Commercial agreements I am Of Counsel and a solicitor with over 20 years of experience of intellectual property, data protection and commercial agreements. I act for businesses, schools, charities and private individuals. I represent parties in intellectual property disputes, and advise on contracts in all technology sectors and regulatory compliance. I […]

Rachel Hetherington

Business and commercial disputes I am a solicitor in the dispute resolution team. I specialise in advising both corporate and private clients in connection with business and commercial disputes. I also advise clients in relation to disputes concerning allegations of professional negligence against professional advisors. I have experience of dealing with disputes in a broad […]

Daniel Baker

Commercial disputes I am an associate solicitor in the dispute resolution team. I am experienced in advising on a wide range of cases, including and involving commercial contractual disputes, contested debt recovery, corporate shareholder/director disputes, insolvency proceedings and contentious probate matters. My experience extends to high-value and complex litigation before the High Court in addition […]

Sara Abou-Jaoude

Residential property I assist private individuals with all aspects of residential property transactions, including freehold and lease sales and purchases, Transfers of Equity, remortgages and lease extensions. I also act for developers, schools and charities in connection with their Residential Property needs. I recognise that moving represents a stressful time in the lives of my […]

Tim Adams

Wills, tax and trusts I work with clients and their families, helping them through difficult periods in their personal lives. These may be when writing or updating complex Wills, dealing with a death in the family or helping with elderly relatives. I also like to think of imaginative solutions to various problems they may face […]

Clare Andrews

Residential property I deal with all aspects of residential property, both Freehold and Leasehold and act for a variety of clients but have particular expertise in dealing with high value properties in both the Surrey and London markets. In addition to sales and purchases I also assist clients with Re-Mortgages, Transfers of Part, Transfers of […]

Helen Archibald

Commercial property law Residential property law My role is chair of the real estate division at Moore Barlow.  I have practised in property law, both commercial and residential, for more than 30 years, acting for a wide range of clients, from property investors, developers and banks to owner occupiers and private landowners. These days most […]

Judith Ball

Relationship breakdown Cohabitation agreements I assist clients going through all aspects of relationship breakdown with particular emphasis on situations with complex and high value assets involving businesses, properties, pensions and trusts, frequently with an international dimension. I am also often asked to advise on pre- and post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, with a view to minimising […]

Andrew Boxall

Wills, tax and trusts Probate Powers of Attorney I help clients manage their personal legal affairs, with a particular emphasis on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and estate administration. As well as this I manage ongoing Will trusts, complete tax returns and prepare annual trust accounts. My clients range from those of more modest financial […]

Charlotte Brackley

Rural property Banks and lenders I specialise in rural property matters including buying and selling farms, agricultural land and country houses as well as farming tenancies, sporting leases and minerals agreements. I also act for banks in connection with lending to estates, high value rural and residential purchases and strategic refinancing. I offer clients straightforward […]

Emily Calfe

Employment law I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and specialise in Employment Law having completed exams in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Family Law. I advise employees and employers on general employment issues. For individuals this can include advice on their employment rights, family rights, redundancy, reviewing their contract of […]

Karen Calverley

Road traffic accidents Work accidents I am a personal injury paralegal based in the Guildford office. I assist on a wide range of personal injury cases, including road traffic collisions and accidents at work. I enjoy establishing a good relationship with the clients. I am passionate about working hard to help clients progress their cases […]

Sue Clark

Court of Protection Personal injury Clincial negligence As an Associate in the Court of Protection team, my role is to support vulnerable clients and their families to manage their money and day-to-day lives. This may be through a Deputyship or Lasting Power of Attorney. I pride myself on the relationships I build with my clients. […]

Ben Collingwood

Independent schools I specialise in advising independent schools and other charities on wide ranging areas of education law, with particular focus on reputation issues, pastoral, safeguarding, historic abuse allegations, exclusions, parent/pupil complaints, data protection, parent contracts, admissions and contentious and non-contentious employment/HR matters. I have written and spoken widely on these areas, providing comment in […]

Beverley Cullis

Children (private law) Cohabitee disputes and separation agreements Divorce and civil partnership dissolution Family finance and property issues on divorce/separation Domestic abuse and injunctions Child abduction Surrogacy I advise clients in relation to many areas of family law, assisting them through what can be a very emotional time. This includes the divorce process coupled with […]

Chris Darvill

Dispute resolution Commercial disputes I am a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution team. I specialise in assisting clients to resolve complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in May 2015, I spent 9 years with a national law firm where I focused on commercial litigation. This included a […]

Charlotte Davison

Conveyancing I handle all aspects of the residential conveyancing process including sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, new build properties (including shared ownership and Help to Buy), transfers of equity, re-mortgages and lease extensions. I graduated from the University of Winchester in 2012 and completed the Legal Practice Course at The University of […]

Regulatory and public law

This is a complex area where we provide tailored advice and provide representation. No two cases are the same and often human rights need protection.  We are specialists in the Judicial Review of the decisions of public or quasi-public bodies and take cases to the High Court by way of Judicial Review and to the […]

Regulatory and public law

Every business is confronted with a mass of regulatory requirements from Health & Safety to Environmental Regulations in its daily activities. We are here to help you especially when regulators need to be carefully handled, your position explained and your brand protected. The law is complex and no two cases are the same. We provide […]

Pricing and services

Pricing and services We provide information below about the cost, service provided and experience of our staff for certain categories of work that we carry out. The details of the relevant costs and service provided are set out under the headings below and details of the experience of our staff are set out under “Our […]

Complaints

Our Complaints Policy We are committed to delivering high quality professional services to all of our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This gives us the opportunity to investigate your concerns thoroughly. It also helps us to improve our service. Our complaints procedure If you have a complaint […]

Legal

Legal Moore Barlow is the trading name of Moore Barlow LLP, which is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, registration number OC335180. The registered office is Gateway House, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3TG. VAT Registration Number: 188 6831 09. We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to any member of the LLPs, […]

Disclaimer

Disclaimer The information and materials contained in this website do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for legal advice. All information and materials are provided for general information purposes only. Moore Barlow LLP takes reasonable care to ensure that the information and materials contained in this […]

Accessibility

Moore Barlow accessibility At Moore Barlow our aim is to make our website as accessible as possible to the widest range of visitors and clients. Communicating as effectively as possible is paramount for us. This means considering the specific needs of those with visual or physical impairments, learning difficulties and other forms of disability. In […]

Privacy

Welcome to the Moore Barlow privacy policy Moore Barlow respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you how we collect and use any personal information that we obtain about you and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Please use the […]

Terms of business

Moore Barlow has two sets of Terms of Business: Terms of business for personal injury Terms of business for all other types of matter If you have any concerns about our terms of website use, please contact us.

Information and support for your claim

Why should I choose Moore Barlow to represent me? Why? Because we believe the most important person in a legal team isn’t the lawyer, it’s you. So we give you more than other law firms. More expertise. More depth. More clarity. Our job is to listen and understand, and then use our expertise to find […]

Working with charities

Our injury team works closely with charities that can help our clients in their recovery and rehabilitation We have established close and productive links with respected charities whose work involves adults and children who have suffered major trauma, personal injury or medical negligence. Whenever it’s appropriate, we will put you directly in touch with the […]

Woking

Solicitors in Woking Moore Barlow LLP – Woking Office Moore Barlow’s talented team of lawyers in Woking are situated in the perfect place to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses and individual clients within the Woking and wider Surrey area. Whether you need legal advice regarding employment or property law, help with […]

Richmond

Moore Barlow Richmond office Moore Barlow’s Richmond solicitors office is conveniently located South West London, to meet the needs of clients across the home counties, London and further afield. Moore Barlow has six offices across the South East – in Guildford, London, Lymington, Richmond, Southampton and Woking – and provides expert legal services across the […]

Lymington

Moore Barlow Lymington office Why choose Moore Barlow solicitors? Our team of expert Lymington solicitors provide a variety of legal services to businesses and individuals in the Lymington, Hampshire area and beyond. Whatever type of legal support you require, whether its for a company or organisation, or something within the realm of personal law, our […]

London

Moore Barlow City of London office Moore Barlow’s London office is located on Cheapside, London – in the heart of the Capital’s business and commercial centre. This makes our team of solicitors ideally placed to meet the needs of our business and commercial clients in London, nationally, and internationally – as well as individuals and […]

Guildford

Lawyers in Guildford Moore Barlow LLP – Guildford Office Why choose Moore Barlow Solicitors? Our Guildford office offers a broad scope of legal services for individuals and businesses alike, as well as for those who have suffered an injury or major trauma. Our teams of expert lawyers in Guildford have a comprehensive range of expert […]

Southampton

Moore Barlow Southampton office Moore Barlow’s Southampton office is the firm’s Head Office, and is based in Gateway House, Eastleigh. Moore Barlow has six offices across the South East – in Guildford, London, Lymington, Richmond, Southampton and Woking – and provides expert legal services across the South East region. The firm has a strong reputation […]

Sponsorships

We support a number of charitable causes as well as a number of other events and activities. Hursley Hambledon Hunt Point to Point – Sponsors of the annual point to point racing day at Larkhill racecourse. Lymington Chamber of Commerce – Members of the Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry as part of […]

Charities we support

We support a number of charities to help raise awareness of the great work these organisation do to provide information and services to those in need. We work closely with charities whose aims include supporting people in their recovery with the types of injuries often encountered in personal injury, medical negligence and major trauma cases. […]

About

Learn a little more about who we are At Moore Barlow, we focus on helping entrepreneurs and leaders of businesses and organisations, and private individuals and families through the opportunities, the challenges, and the sometimes life-altering circumstances that may come your way.   For us, it is all about starting a conversation and building a […]

International business law

We live in a very connected world where barriers to international trade are reducing. Many of our mid-market commercial clients are deeply involved in new international markets, whether that is through trade or supplier agreements, export/import arrangements or other opportunities that take their business across borders. We are specialists in meeting the needs of international […]

Adult brain injury

Making a claim for your brain injury claim and what happens if the case goes to court A brain injury can have complex consequences and a claim for compensation should cover all the support you may need over your lifetime. We take all this into account when we make a claim, consulting experts to prepare […]

Child brain injury

Helping you deal with a child’s brain injury, including funding the best rehabilitation and support. An injury to your child’s brain can affect their development, behaviour and abilities, so it’s important to recognise the symptoms and get expert help as soon as possible. We work with the Child Brain Injury Trust, providing invaluable guidance and […]

Fatal accidents

Providing the support you need in a claim for fatal accident compensation, and at a coroner’s inquest Losing a loved one is very difficult, especially if they have died in an accident that wasn’t their fault. You need legal support that is sensitive and sympathetic, yet works efficiently to pursue your compensation claim. In some […]

Serious orthopaedic injury

Getting your life back after a serious orthopaedic injury A serious orthopaedic injury that wasn’t your fault can leave you feeling devastated. We will investigate the cause of your injury. Your rehabilitation may involve surgery, medication and physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychotherapy. We are very successful at claiming compensation for these types of injuries and […]

Spinal cord injury

A uniquely effective approach to spinal injury accident claims A spinal cord injury can have a major physical and emotional impact on your life, so you need your compensation to provide the maximum benefit. We have teamed up with Aspire, the national spinal cord charity, to form Aspire Law, the UK’s only law firm specialising […]

Sepsis negligence claims

Sepsis negligence claims If sepsis isn’t diagnosed and treated quickly, the consequences can be severe If you have experienced delayed treatment or diagnosis, then you may be able to claim compensation Sepsis is an extremely dangerous, life-threatening condition that occurs when the body causes injury to its organs and tissues when responding to an infection. […]

Surgical errors

Surgical negligence All surgery carries some degree of risk and the risks associate with any particular planned procedure should be discussed with patients before surgery is undertaken. Whilst some complications of surgery may not be due to negligence, sometimes complications arises which could be avoided with appropriate management and or surgical technique. Risk-free surgery does […]

Urology

Urology clinical negligence claims We have wide ranging experience in dealing with all types of urology claims. If you have suffered due to clinical negligence, we can help you rebuild your life. Urology refers to medical complaints involving the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra and the reproductive organs. Errors in treatment may result in adverse […]

Diabetes

Diabetes clinical negligence claims Mistakes in diagnosing or treating diabetes can result in wide ranging complications. We can help you to secure compensation for negligent care or misdiagnosis related to diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a well-known condition that many people die of every year worldwide as it can sometimes be difficult to detect […]

Ophthalmology

Opthalmology clinical negligence claims Medical errors related to opthalomology treatment can be broad ranging. Links with established experts helps us secure excellent outcomes on your behalf. Compensation payments can help you re-build your life. What is ophthalmology? Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. If you […]

Fatal claims

When clinical negligence results in death No amount of money can compensate for the death of a loved one. But if your loved one’s death was as a result of clinical negligence, compensation can provide essential support for the deceased’s dependants, helping ease any financial burdens When you lose a loved one, compensation can be […]

GP negligence claims

GP negligence claims GPs manage day-to-day problems. They do not specialise in any one particular area of medicine but rather offer routine healthcare and asses a variety of different conditions including illnesses and injuries. Since a family doctor is required to have some understanding of a broad range of physical and psychological conditions, their job […]

Never Events

Compensation for medical events that never should have occurred Occasionally, serious and wholly preventable medical mistakes do happen. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors have successfully recovered compensation for many such events, representing clients across the UK. NHS England acknowledge that there are certain serious incidents that are wholly preventable. There is guidance available which should […]

Accident and emergency claims

Accident and emergency claims Although the majority of care and treatment in A&E is of excellent quality, occasionally it is not. Enormous pressure on the NHS means that on the rare occasions treatment is below the required standard and health complications can arise. If you think you may received sub-standard care, it is important to […]

Anaesthetic claims

Anaesthetic claims Very occasionally, mistakes can occur when having an anaesthetic. If you have suffered complications due to an anaesthetic error, you may be able to claim compensation. Many people are nervous of undergoing anaesthesia. Most people experience no problems at all. Sadly, there are instances where mistakes are made which result in complications and […]

Cancer

Cancer misdiagnosis When cancer is misdiagnosed, or there is a delay in diagnosis, the effects can be serious. Whether your cancer was diagnosed too late, or if you were diagnosed with cancer when cancer wasn’t present, we can help assess whether you can bring a claim. Cancer is a well-known disease, claiming many lives every […]

Cardiology

Compensation claims for negligent cardiology treatment There are a growing number of instances of clinical negligence related to cardiology. When mistakes do occur, the consequences can be severe. We regularly see clients affected by negligent treatment, and successfully help them secure the compensation they deserve and require. What is cardiology? Cardiology is the branch of […]

Ear nose and throat (ENT) claims

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinical negligence claims Substandard care and treatment does occasionally occur when treating ENT conditions. We offer wide ranging support for individuals who may have suffered clinical negligence. Ear, nose or throat (ENT) surgeons (also known as Otorhinolaryngologists) are surgical specialists who diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and […]

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology claims Occasionally, disorders and diseases of the digestive system can be worsened or even caused as a result of negligence. We can advise whether problems are likely to have been caused by negligence and whether a claim for compensation can be considered. Gastroenterology related diseases and disorders cover medical problems associated with the entire […]

Gynaecological injury claims

Gynaecological injury claims Very occasionally, clinical negligence can occur due to negligent treatment, failed treatment or missed or late diagnosis related to gynaecological problems. If you think you have suffered due to clinical negligence, you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. A gynaecologist deals exclusively with womens’ medical problems, diagnosing and treating conditions […]

Haemochromatosis compensation claims

Complications due to late diagnosis of genetic haemochromatosis Genetic haemochromatosis (GH) is an inherited condition where the body absorbs too much iron. As early diagnosis is difficult, many people are diagnosed later than they should be, leading to significant and lasting consequences. Compensation can help people who have suffered damage due to late diagnosis start […]

HIV and AIDS

Clinical negligence claims related to HIV and AIDS Early detection of HIV and AIDS can sometimes be difficult. Late diagnosis can impact how effective your treatment is. Some individuals contract HIV/AIDS as a result of medical treatment. Occasionally, people are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS when they do not have this condition. If you have […]

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases compensation claims If not diagnosed and treated quickly, the effects of infectious diseases can be extremely serious. If you have suffered due to clinical negligence, you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. Infectious diseases can affect any of us at any time and can have severe consequences if not diagnosed and […]

Inquests

Support at an Inquest into the death of a family member Having an experienced lawyer at an inquest into a loved ones’ death can help ensure you receive answers to any questions you have about treatment provided prior to death. Losing a loved one and having to go through the events leading up to your […]

Neurological treatment

Neurological disorders and clinical negligence Clinical negligence claims related to neurological disorders can be due to both acts or omissions. When something goes wrong, the effects can be debilitating, with individuals often requiring support for the rest of their lives. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve, and help you receive the support […]

Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic injuries and clinical negligence claims Unfortunately, orthopaedic injuries linked to clinical negligence are relatively common. We have vast experience in dealing with these claims. What is orthopaedic surgery? Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system such as the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. […]

Prescription errors

Securing compensation when there has been a prescription error The range of prescription errors that can and do occur are huge The effects when a mistake is made can be devastating If you think you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence, it is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible Every […]

Pressure sores

Pressure sores as a result of clinical negligence As pressure sores are preventable, you shouldn’t have to suffer from them unnecessarily. When left untreated, they can result in disability. If you think you may have suffered from clinical negligence, it is important to contact a solicitor as quickly as possible. Pressure sores can be very […]

Maternal injury claims

Maternal injury claims Sometimes giving birth can lead to a mother suffering an injury, such as a major perineal tear or an emergency hysterectomy. Such injuries can have a life-long impact, affecting continence (both urinary and faecal) or the ability to have further children. Sometimes maternal injuries are unavoidable, but we can advise whether a […]

Brachial plexus injury & erbs palsy claims

Brachial plexus and Erb’s Palsy claims Brachial plexus injuries can be caused by shoulder dystocia during a difficult birth. Sometimes Brachial Plexus and Erbs Palsy can be a result of clinical negligence. If you think your child may have suffered an injury as a result of negligence, we can provide specialist legal support and advice […]

Cerebral palsy claims

Cerebral palsy claims Unfortunately, cerebral palsy can sometimes be as a result of a lack of appropriate skill or care in labour or delivery. Caring for a child with cerebral palsy can be challenging not only physically but also emotionally and financially. A successful compensation claim will ensure that your child has the care and […]

Neonatal care

Clinical negligence during the neonatal period If your child has suffered an injury as a result of medical care and treatment after birth and you think this may have been caused by the negligence of your healthcare provider, you may be able to claim for compensation. If you are eligible, we will recover the best […]

Shoulder dystocia

Shoulder dystocia as a result of clinical negligence Sometimes shoulder dystocia (which occurs during labour) can be as a result of clinical negligence. If you think this injury could have been avoided if you had received better or alternative treatment, you could be eligible for compensation. What is Shoulder dystocia? Shoulder dystocia is a complication […]

Encephalitis cases

Encephalitis cases and clinical negligence claims The sooner treatment for Encephalitis is started, the more successful it is likely to be. Moore Barlow have dealt with more encephalitis cases than any other firm of solicitors. Our experienced solicitors have a real knowledge and understanding of the difficulties relating to encephalitis cases and are specialists in […]

Meningitis cases

Meningitis clinical negligence claims A delay in diagnosing meningitis can result in a lost window of opportunity to effectively treat it. We have considerable experience in investigating and successfully pursuing claims where there has been a delay in diagnosis. Meningitis is a very serious infectious disease which can lead to brain damage and lifelong disability […]

Stroke misdiagnosis claims

Delayed diagnosis or treatment of stroke The consequences of delayed diagnosis or treatment for a stroke can be serious with potential life-long implications and care needs. Every year 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. That is one person every five minutes. Strokes are the most common cause of death in the UK. Strokes […]

Cauda Equina

Clinical negligence in diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina syndrome Cauda Equina is a medical emergency which requires the condition to be diagnosed and treated generally within 48 hours to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Delays in diagnosing or treating Cauda Equina can lead to permanent or irreversible damage. As the effects on individuals […]

Amputation claims

Loss of a limb as a result of clinical negligence Loss of a limb is a life changing injury affecting all aspects of life. If you have required surgical amputation of a limb due to negligent medical treatment, we will help you obtain the compensation needed to rebuild your life and independence. Compensation will help […]

Birth injury claims

Birth and pregnancy related injuries If an error in medical treatment during pregnancy or birth has resulted in injury to yourself or your child, you may be eligible for compensation. Working alongside renowned medical experts we ensure the medical evidence used in your case is of the highest standard. Our specialist birth injury solicitors can […]

Brain injury medical negligence claims

Brain injury claims due to clinical negligence Clinical negligence claims commonly arise where there has been a delay in diagnosis and treatment or your illness has been mismanaged. Where there has been an error in treatment, our aim is to help you rebuild your life by obtaining compensation at the earliest possible stage. A brain […]

Medical misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis claims The effects of medical misdiagnosis can be devastating. If you have suffered from a medical misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, then you may be able to claim compensation. We regularly secure maximum compensation for those let down by their healthcare practitioner when receiving treatment for illness or injury in hospital. Medical misdiagnosis may […]

Other types of clinical negligence claims

Supporting you when the healthcare that you received was not as good as it should be Regardless of whether your healthcare is provided by a private organisation or the NHS, it must be of a reasonable standard. No healthcare provider ever wants to make mistakes, but when they do the impact can be severe and […]

Helping you get the support you need

Support focussed on your needs If you have suffered from major trauma, you may suddenly require legal support in a number of different areas. We carry out an initial assessment to identify your legal needs at the outset to ensure that you have the relevant specialist advice and support at the earliest opportunity. It can […]

What is major trauma?

If you are suffering from major trauma, you’ll receive urgent specialist treatment at a major trauma centre Major trauma is a serious injury, or multiple injuries, that could result in a life-changing disability. If someone involved in an accident is assessed as a major trauma patient, they are taken directly to a major trauma centre […]

Compensation and rehabilitation

How we put together a tailored compensation and rehabilitation package to rebuild your life If you have suffered from major trauma that wasn’t your fault, your compensation should help you rebuild your life as closely as possible to how it was before your accident. We will work hard to secure you appropriate compensation as soon […]

Supporting the NHS

As leading major trauma specialists, we are not only committed to ensuring the best care for you, but also to helping the NHS provide their services Our primary focus is always on ensuring the best possible recovery for you, and this involves working closely with the hospitals and organisations that provide your support. Our signposting […]

Clinical negligence

Helping rebuild your life after a clinical negligence injury If you have been injured as a result of clinical negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our team of experienced, clinical negligence solicitors will provide you with expert legal advice and guidance and also provide much needed practical and emotional support. We aim to […]

Community care

  Helping vulnerable people in society access health and social care services Many people are finding it increasingly difficult to access the health and social care services they need. We can help you gain access to all available NHS and social care services to ensure you have the support and assistance you need, with appropriate […]

Major trauma

Our comprehensive legal and rehabilitation support will help rebuild your life after a major trauma injury If you suffer major trauma, such as multiple fractures, severe wounds, head or brain injuries or loss of limbs, it can have devastating consequences for you and your family, so you need to start your rehabilitation as soon as […]

Personal injury

Winning compensation to help your recovery after a serious personal injury A serious personal injury needs the best possible compensation to fund medical treatment, care, rehabilitation and other ongoing support. Early interim payments, to start funding your recovery as soon as possible, can make a significant difference to your future health. As one of the […]

Deprivation of liberty safeguards

Supporting you with concerns over a deprivation of liberty Vulnerable people should be looked after in such a way that supports their inherent right to freedom from interference (Mental Capacity Act 2005) This applies to vulnerable people aged 18 or over who have a mental health condition and are unable to make decisions about their […]

Health and welfare disputes

Providing a helping hand in resolving health and welfare disputes If someone is found to lack capacity to make decisions about a particular health and welfare decision this can trigger disagreements within their family, as well as with the local authority and the NHS and care providers Unfortunately, health and welfare disputes are common, but […]

Best interest meetings

Putting forward your best interests where important decisions are being made If you are deemed not to have capacity to make a decision, decisions will be made on your behalf and in your best interests. Alternatively, you may have a loved one who is no longer able to make decisions for themselves Who makes decisions […]

Deputyships – health and welfare

Supporting deputies with application and management of affairs The Court of Protection exists to safeguard vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves If a family member or loved one has lost capacity to create a power of attorney, or never had the necessary capacity, then you can make an application […]

Children Act assessments (social services)

Helping children and families in need determine their eligibility for services and support If your child has disabilities, your local authority has a duty to ensure that your child is well looked after and supported. If you are having difficulty securing the services you need from your local authority, we can act on behalf of […]

Continuing care for children and young people

Determining children and young people’s eligibility to have care and accommodation funded by the NHS If your child has a primary health need, then he or she may be entitled to have their care and accommodation funded entirely by the NHS. NHS Continuing Healthcare is the term used to describe a package of care arranged […]

Disabled facilities grants and social housing

Solutions and support to make sure your child has the right accommodation when returning home following injury or accident If your child has suffered from a serious accident or injury, or suffers from a disability their accommodation may no longer be suitable It is therefore likely that alternative accommodation or adaptations will be needed so […]

Hospital discharge

Ensuring your child’s needs are met upon being discharged from hospital If your child has on-going needs after being discharged from hospital, it is essential that he/she is not discharged until appropriate arrangements have been made. Once the medical team has determined that your child is ready for discharge, a discharge assessment must take place […]

Judicial Review – challenging public bodies

Helping you challenge the decisions, policies or actions of a public body in court If you are concerned about the lawfulness of a decision made by a public body, then you can apply for a Judicial Review Judicial Review is the procedure by which you can challenge the decisions, policies or actions of a public […]

Personal health budgets

Helping children and young people to understand their entitlement to a personal health budget If your child has long term health needs, he/she may eligible for a personal health budget to pay for the care and support he/she needs Introduced in April 2014, personal health budgets allow the NHS to make direct payments to individuals […]

Care Act assessments (social services)

Practical legal support with social care services If you need care or support, you have a right to a free needs assessment from your local authority. The Care Act 2014 gives you the right to have a say about your care needs, a right to a review when you feel it is necessary, or to […]

Carers assessments

Understanding your individual rights as a carer Being a carer can have a significant impact on your life. If you are a carer you may be eligible for support. You are eligible for this support whether or not the person you care for is getting support from their local authority. This support could be in […]

Medical treatment

Practical legal advice and support in dealing efficiently with medical disputes Being involved in a medical dispute, whether over your medical treatment, your right to refuse treatment, or the right to die, can be a traumatic time. The outcome of your dispute can also have significant consequences for you. To achieve your desired outcome, it […]

Disabled facilities grants and social housing

Making sure your accommodation is suitable when returning home following an injury or accident If you have suffered from a serious accident or injury, your accommodation may no longer meet your individual needs. If this is the case, it is likely that alternative accommodation or adaptations will be required for you to carry on living […]

Hospital discharge

Ensuring your needs are met upon being discharged from hospital If you have on-going needs when you are discharged from hospital it is essential that you are not discharged until appropriate arrangements have been made for you. Once your medical team has determined that you are ready for discharge, a discharge assessment must take place […]

Section 117 – Mental Health Act aftercare provisions

Help with funding and appropriate support when leaving hospital following detention under the Mental Health Act Leaving hospital following detention under the Mental Health Act can be a daunting process. Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) states that aftercare services must be provided free of charge to individuals who have been detained […]

Judicial Review – challenging public bodies

Helping you challenge the decisions, policies or actions of a public body in court If you are concerned about the lawfulness of a decision made by a public body, then you can apply for a Judicial Review. Judicial Review is the procedure by which you can challenge the decisions, policies or actions of a public […]

NHS continuing care applications and appeals

Are you eligible to have your care and accommodation funded by the NHS? Whether you are elderly or disabled, if you have a primary health need you may be entitled to have your care and accommodation funded entirely by the NHS. NHS continuing care is the term used to describe a package of care arranged […]

Personal health budgets

Understanding your entitlement to a personal health budget If you are entitled to NHS continuing healthcare, then you are also entitled to a personal health budget. A personal health budget is a sum of money allocated by the NHS to fund care and support for those with long-term health needs. Introduced in April 2014, personal […]

Safeguarding

Ensuring the safety of vulnerable adults through the safeguarding process If you have major concerns about a vulnerable adult, safeguarding can be an effective way to make sure that person receives the care and support he/she needs Formally legislated under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to promote the welfare and safety […]

Adults

Compassionate community care services for adults If you, or a loved one, has care and support needs, it can be difficult to know who to turn to should you find yourself struggling to access the services you require. We provide specialist advice and support to help people access health and social care services from the […]

Children

Ensuring children, young people and families are accessing the appropriate funding, services and support If you are a parent, you will understand that receiving the best possible support for your child is fundamental. However, many children, young people and families find themselves without access to crucial funding, services and support because they are not aware […]

Health and welfare decisions

Specialist advice on all aspects of decision making for others No-one has an automatic right to administer someone else’s affairs, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them. Where an individual lacks capacity to make a decision themselves, it is important to consider whether anyone has been legally appointed to make […]

Services for professionals

Helping you help vulnerable adults access the care and support they need Vulnerable adults who are struggling to access the necessary care and support, or the funding they are entitled to, do not always know where to turn for help. Often, they or their families turn to you There are a large number of professional […]

Protecting your wealth

Protecting your wealth for you, your family and successive generations If you or your family have substantial assets, it may be important to you to arrange your affairs in the most tax-efficient way Good planning can help you avoid paying inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax unnecessarily We can create a legal structure […]

Services for the elderly

Protecting your wishes should you no longer be able to make decisions yourself If you are planning for your own future, or your loved one’s future, putting in place legal safeguards can protect your wishes and give you peace of mind. Making a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is an efficient method for you to […]

Making a Will

Wills Helping you plan for the future with confidence, making sure your instructions are followed exactly as you would wish. When thinking about how your estate will be passed on, you’ll want to know that your wishes are followed and that your estate will benefit the people and organisation that you choose. Making a will […]

Trusts and tax planning

Trusts and tax planning options for you and your family Due to the complicated capital taxes landscape, it is becoming increasingly likely that you will need to consider inheritance tax (IHT) in your overall financial planning IHT planning can help minimise financial worries for those you leave behind By utilising our expert team of tax […]

Town and country homes

Specialist practical, commercial and pragmatic advice for your town and country property needs. Buying or selling significant town or country homes or estates requires specialist, knowledgeable legal support. Our legal team understands the rural environment and has strong professional connections across the countryside. Your legal advice on your dream home or investment should come from […]

Buying and selling your home

Managing your home purchase while protecting your finances Every home sale or purchase is unique, so it is essential that you receive a personalised service specific to your needs. Local and specialist knowledge can be critical and can ensure any potential problems are identified early and resolved swiftly. Buying or selling your home is often […]

Leasehold enfranchisement

Extending your residential property lease, buying the freehold or managing leasehold flats The process of extending your lease, buying a freehold or managing the leasehold building that you live in is called leasehold enfranchisement. It can be a complicated process and not all solicitors have the requisite experience. We have managed hundreds of lease extensions, […]

Adult services and NHS care funding

Specialist advice on all aspects adult services care fees funding When someone moves into care it is a difficult time for everyone concerned. It is important that the right people pay the right amount for their care and that all government assistance is obtained at the right time Not all assets are included in the […]

Deputyships – property and financial

Supporting deputies with application and management of affairs The Court of Protection exists to safeguard vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. Where an individual has not made a power of attorney and has now lost capacity to create one, or never had the necessary capacity, then an application can […]

Deputy and Attorney advice

Specialist support in managing the affairs of elderly and vulnerable people If you are responsible for looking after the interests of a vulnerable person, such as someone affected by a stroke or dementia, you will know that it requires trust and sensitivity. Managing the affairs of vulnerable people requires solicitors whose empathy and dedication are […]

Powers of attorney

Helping you and your attorneys to manage your affairs A power of attorney gives someone (the donee) legal authority to make decisions and act on an individual’s behalf (the donor). Powers of attorney can be created as long as the individual has mental capacity to do so and is over 18. This applies to any […]

Mental incapacity

Specialist advice on all aspects of decision making for others No-one has an automatic right to administer someone else’s affairs, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them. Where an individual lacks capacity to make a decision themselves, it is important to consider whether anyone has been legally appointed to make […]

Appeals and reviews

Expert support to help you appeal against a Home Office immigration decision It is possible to appeal some negative decisions about your immigration status The appeal process is complex with several stages, and to succeed you will need a strong case and expert legal representation. Our experienced immigration team takes a thorough and determined approach […]

Bringing your family to the UK

Supporting your visa application to bring your spouse or partner or family to the UK There are strict rules if you want to bring your spouse, partner or family when you move to the UK and your application must be supported by detailed evidence. As experts in immigration law, we will explain the process and […]

EEA nationals and family members

Making it simpler for EEA and Swiss nationals to live, work and study in the UK As an EEA or Swiss national, it is relatively easy for you to live in the UK, but getting permission to stay here permanently can be complicated. With uncertainty over Brexit, you may want to make sure you and […]

Getting settlement and British citizenship

Helping you settle in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain and ultimately, British citizenship Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and British citizenship are the ultimate goal for many people coming to the UK, allowing you to make this your permanent home. As this is a very sought-after status, there are demanding requirements and your […]

Human rights and applications outside the rules

Making a successful visa application outside of the immigration rules to secure the right to stay in the UK If you believe it is imperative you stay in the UK, but you cannot apply for a visa under the immigration rules, it’s possible to make an Application Outside the Rules. You must have a credible […]

Tier 4 students

Expert legal help with obtaining the visa you need to study in the UK There is a range of visas available for adult students and children to study in the UK. It’s important to choose the right visa and be able to comply with the rules that apply to them. Our immigration team will explain […]

Visiting the UK

Our immigration experts will ensure you have the right visa for your visit to the UK You can apply for a visa to visit the UK, but there are restrictions on what you can do and how long you can stay. It’s important you comply with the restrictions, as non-compliance can have serious consequences. Our […]

Your rights under the Right to Rent

Supporting your Rights to Rent property in the UK, under the UK’s Right to Rent laws If you are renting property in the UK, your landlord has a legal duty to check your immigration status. You must have the right documents to prove you are allowed to live here, temporarily or indefinitely. We will explain […]

Recovering possession of your property

Essential steps for successfully recovering possession of a property Without a tenant unequivocally surrendering their tenancy, the only way to gain possession of your property lawfully is to obtain an order for possession from the court. If you need to recover possession of a property, there are a number of stages that you should follow. […]

Contentious trusts and estates

Providing the specialist legal support you need to deal with contentious probate, inheritance and trust issues There can be many reasons why you want to bring a claim. You could have doubts about the capacity of the person who made the Will or about the influence a beneficiary had over them; concerns as to whether […]

Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative ways of resolving disputes ADR offers a range of methods, including mediation, arbitration and adjudication. These are either used instead of litigation or as well as litigation. Our disputes team have extensive experience of ADR and will advise on the best approach for you. Here are the main ADR methods: Mediation. This is a […]

Residential tenant eviction

As a landlord, getting the right legal advice to solve a tenancy issue should be quick, easy and cost-effective. As a landlord, at some point you may face a problem with a tenant, such as a failure to pay rent or to comply with the terms of their tenancy agreement. If you need to regain […]

Cohabitation disputes

Settling a dispute about a property you shared with your partner, if your relationship with them has ended If you have been living together with your partner and your relationship breaks down, this can be a very stressful time , especially if it’s not clear what interest you have in your home or other properties […]

Funding the cost of going to court

Practical ways to fund your legal costs if your dispute goes to court If you’re concerned about the cost of taking your dispute to court, there are funding options that can help you. The options include legal expenses insurance, third party funding and a no win, no fee approach. We can explain the pros and […]

Managing the risks involved in a dispute

How to manage the risks and weigh up your options if you’re involved in a dispute Managing the risks of a dispute can reduce its potential impact. It’s important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible. Be realistic about the dispute; for example, can your opponent pay up if you win? There are […]

Enforcement of foreign orders

Ensuring assets are secured in an international divorce, by making sure foreign orders are enforced A foreign order or judgement may be issued in one jurisdiction in an international divorce case to claim an asset in another jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions have formal agreements that make foreign orders easier to enforce, but if this arrangement does […]

International divorce finances

Ensuring your finances are protected in an international divorce International divorce laws vary on how they deal with financial settlements, so it’s important to find the best jurisdiction for you. You will need specialist solicitors who are familiar with international divorce cases and know how the laws differ from country to country. Our family law […]

International children

A sensitive yet resolute approach to your children’s welfare in an international divorce or relationship breakdown Who your children will live with, and where, is one of the most critical decisions that will be made in an international divorce. Unless you have your ex-partner’s agreement to the arrangements, you will need expert legal support to […]

International divorce

A positive, fast-moving approach to help ensure that your international divorce case is heard in the country of your choice. If you have married a non-UK national or you live abroad as a married couple there could be international issues to consider in the breakdown of your marriage. Where the divorce takes place is critical, […]

High net worth divorce

Protecting your assets when you’re facing divorce or separation Dealing with any divorce or separation can be a very difficult time in life. If you, or your partner, have significant wealth, the process of divorce can become even more complex than usual, with multiple properties, assets, finances and interests that need to be dealt with. […]

Donor Conception Law Solicitors

If you are a parent, co-parent or donor, our specialist family team can advise and support you through your journey. Planning or growing your family is a very exciting time. If you are considering using donated sperm or eggs, we can ensure you are legally protected. It is vital that you understand the legal aspects, […]

Surrogacy Solicitors

Helping you with the surrogacy process Having a child through surrogacy is a life-changing and exciting process. There are many legal implications that need to be considered. First a foremost, a surrogate will be the child’s legal parent until the legal parenthood is transferred to you after the child is born. It is therefore important […]

Child Access Solicitors

If you’re dealing with a separation or divorce and you have children together, one of the most important issues to resolve can be child access. Now known as ‘child arrangement’ orders or agreements’, these documents set out where any children from the relationship will live and when they will spend time with each parent, or […]

Children

Helping you make practical and fair arrangements for your children Doing the best for your children will be one of the biggest concerns and challenges of your divorce or separation. There are many things to consider, such as child arrangements, child maintenance and funding their private school fees or further education. When a relationship breaks […]

Civil Partnership Dissolution

Civil partnership dissolution Ending a civil partnership is always a difficult time for all involved. Decisions need to be made about how each party can start to move forward on a practical footing, along with the emotional considerations that always accompany the end of a relationship. The right legal advice at this point can help […]

Divorce

Providing all the support you need if you have decided to divorce If you have decided to proceed with divorce, our family law solicitors provide all the legal advice and support you need. Proceeding with divorce can be a difficult and emotional time and we want to help you make the right decisions for you […]

Mediation, collaborative approach and arbitration

Using mediation, collaboration or arbitration as an alternative to going to court Mediation, collaboration and arbitration are all positive alternatives to going to court and tend to have less impact on your children. Members of our family law team are accredited collaborative lawyers as well as accredited mediators, who can guide you whichever process you […]

Same sex relationships

Expert advice to protect your interests if your same sex relationship breaks down The end of a relationship is a difficult time, but it’s important not to rush into decisions. The right legal advice can help protect your rights whether you have been living together, have a cohabitation agreement or are in a civil partnership […]

Business and divorce

Business and divorce Divorce is difficult at the best of times; however, if you own a business it can add an extra complication. Company structures and the ability to extract cash from the business can make it difficult to assign assets to a spouse, while maintaining the company’s integrity, so an understanding of company and […]

Child abduction

If your child is abducted, we will work hard to bring them back home quickly and safely If your child is abducted, you will need to get in touch with a child abduction solicitor as soon as possible. We are specialists in dealing with child abduction matters and we will work hard to bring your […]

International family law

Overcoming the challenges to help you resolve your international relationship breakdown As a leading international family law firm, we have extensive experience of supporting our clients with specialist knowledge and advice to help resolve their international relationship issues. If you are living with or are married to someone from outside the UK, or you have […]

Cohabitation agreements

Clarifying what each of you owns, as an unmarried couple, with a cohabitation agreement If you are an unmarried couple living together (known as cohabiting), you have limited legal rights covering important financial aspects such as property. A cohabitation agreement will help specify your rights if your relationship should break down. The agreement needs to […]

Finances

Finding the best way forward to resolve your financial issues in a divorce or separation Settling financial issues can be the cause of serious disagreements during a divorce or separation. Financial settlements can be complex, especially if there are numerous assets involved. Yet separation and divorce finances don’t have to be a bone of contention. […]

Parents and grandparents

How you can help protect money you’ve loaned or gifted to your child, perhaps to buy property, if their relationship breaks down As parents and possibly grandparents too, you will inevitably be affected by your child’s relationship breakdown. If you have gifted or loaned them money, perhaps to buy their first home, you will want […]

Mediation

Using mediation as an alternative to going to court Mediation provides open discussions at your own pace, managed by a neutral mediator; they will provide guidance but you make the decisions. Members of our family law team are accredited mediators and collaborative lawyers, who can guide you whichever process you choose. In mediation, you and […]

Payment options

How we charge and how to pay your legal fees Dealing with a family issue can sometimes feel challenging, but we’re here to reassure you. We are understanding and because we are also very experienced in family law, we’ve almost certainly encountered and helped to resolve similar issues. If you instruct us to represent you, […]

Pre & post-nuptial agreement solicitors

We will help you to protect your personal wealth with an effectively drafted pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement. Pre- and post-nuptial agreements can help protect your wealth if your marriage ends in divorce. While not currently legally binding, a properly drafted agreement will have a strong influence on the courts’ decision. We have extensive experience in […]

Separation

Making separation work for you if you are not ready to divorce Separation can be viewed as a trial period to assess your relationship, or as precursor to divorce. In either case, it’s sensible to have a Separation Agreement to set out what will happen to your children, property and finances while you are separated. […]

Redundancy

If you’re being made redundant, we’re here to stand up for you and make sure you receive the best possible package Facing redundancy is worrying, so you will need advice about your rights and what you are entitled to. It’s important your employer follows the correct procedure; if they don’t, you might have a claim […]

Unfair dismissal

We will identify whether you have been unfairly dismissed from your job, and, if so, help you fight to have this compensated. If your employment has been terminated, it’s possible you have been unfairly dismissed. It’s important to have expert legal advice as soon as possible, to check if your dismissal was unfair or if […]

Settlement agreements

Making sure you negotiate a settlement agreement with your employer from a position of strength A settlement agreement can be used to end your employment on agreed terms or to resolve an employment dispute. When you sign the agreement, you waive all your rights to take your employer to a court or tribunal, so it […]

Wrongful dismissal

If you have been wrongfully dismissed, we’ll help you seek to recover the damages owed to you. Wrongful dismissal is when your employer breaches the terms of your contract when terminating your employment. If you have a valid claim for wrongful dismissal, you should receive damages in compensation. You will need expert legal advice, we […]

Employment contracts and service agreements

Helping you fully understand all of the terms, obligations and restrictions of your contract or service agreement, as a senior executive or director When you enter into a new contract or service agreement or if your terms of employment change, it is essential that you are aware of all the terms and how they affect […]

Senior executive boardroom disputes

Providing a comprehensive and expert legal approach to resolving your boardroom dispute A boardroom dispute has the potential to cause considerable damage to your position with a business, so it is vital to find a solution as quickly as possible. We will ensure that you are in the best position to protect your role as […]

Consultancy agreements

If you’re acting as a consultant to a client, we can draft a consultancy agreement that comprehensively sets out your terms and effectively safeguards your position. If you’re being asked to enter into an agreement we can advise you on the meaning of the terms so that you are clear on what you are agreeing […]

Holiday allowance and holiday pay

Ensuring you have the full holiday allowance and pay that you are entitled to Calculating your full entitlement to holiday allowance and pay can be complicated. It is therefore important to ensure that you are, and have been, receiving your full allowance. If you don’t take your full holiday allowance within the relevant holiday year […]

Recruitment and promotion

Helping you identify possible unfair treatment or discrimination during the recruitment or promotion process, and explaining how you can take legal action Employers should follow a fair process when recruiting staff or deciding who to promote. If you feel you have been treated unfairly or have been discriminated against during recruitment or promotion, you may […]

Employment contracts and service agreements

If you’re about to enter into a new contract or your terms of employment have changed, we can advise you by explaining the terms and helping you to negotiate so you find yourself in the best possible position When you enter into a new contract or your existing contract is changed, it’s very important you […]

Offers of employment

Ensuring you understand the terms and conditions of your employment Before starting a new job, it is important you fully understand the terms and conditions you are agreeing to. This is important for understanding both the benefits you may be entitled to, the working requirements that will be placed on you, and the restrictions placed […]

Restrictive covenants

If your contract includes a restrictive covenant, we can tell you if it is reasonable and enforceable An employer can include restrictive covenants in your contract, to protect their legitimate business interests after you leave their employment. A restrictive covenant cannot go further than reasonably necessary so that it becomes an unfair restraint of your […]

Maternity leave

If you’re expecting a baby, we’ll help ensure your employer respects your legal rights If you are working and expecting a baby, your employer has to satisfy your legal rights, including your right to maternity leave and in most cases, to statutory maternity pay. Most employers honour these rights, but you may be facing discrimination […]

Paternity leave

If your partner is expecting a baby, adopting a baby or having a baby through surrogacy we’ll help ensure your employer respects your right to paternity leave Your employer should respect your legal rights if you are entitled to paternity leave. Sometimes an employer may try to avoid allowing you paternity leave, may not pay […]

Shared parental leave

How you and your partner can enjoy the flexibility of shared parental leave, while ensuring you and your employer meet all the rules Shared parental leave was introduced in 2015 to allow partners greater freedom in how they share leave to look after their new baby or adopted child. Although it gives you more flexibility […]

Working hours and rest breaks

Making sure you aren’t working longer hours than you should and that you are receiving adequate breaks The rules around working hours and the time off you are entitled to are complex. We can advise whether your current working arrangements fit within the law. If you believe you are working too many hours or days […]

Workplace moves

Giving you essential advice about your rights, if your employer announces a workplace move If your employer moves your place of work, it could have a major impact on your life. To be clear on your rights, it’s essential to know if your contract has a mobility clause, and whether that clause covers the workplace […]

Bullying and harassment

Helping you put a stop to being bullied or harassed in your workplace. Bullying and harassment can make your life miserable at work, but you have the protection of the law to help you put a stop to it. Your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are not bullied or harassed at work, and […]

Disciplinary matters

Our essential advice will help you feel more confident and defend your position if you’re facing disciplinary action because of alleged misconduct If you’re faced with disciplinary meetings, it can be a stressful time. Your employer is likely to have received advice, so you should improve your prospects by taking legal advice too. Our sympathetic […]

Flexible working

Supporting your right to flexible working There are several different flexible working arrangements, and you can ask to work flexibly if you’ve been in your current job for at least 26 weeks. Your employer does not have to agree but they do have to deal with applications in a reasonable manner. If your request is […]

Pay and bonus disputes

Making sure you take the correct, effective action to resolve a dispute about your pay or benefits. If you are concerned about whether you’re being paid correctly or think you are owed a bonus payment your best course of action is to take expert legal advice. You have legal rights concerning your pay and bonus […]

Raising grievances about work issues

When you have a grievance at work, we can help you take the correct steps to see that it’s resolved There are many issues that could concern you at work, from health and safety to harassment, problems with colleagues or new working practices. Whatever the issue, the first step is to discuss it with your […]

Whistleblowing

If you’re facing threats or dismissal from your employer because of whistleblowing at work, we can give you the legal support and protection you deserve Whistleblowing is reporting a suspected wrongdoing at work. If the matter you’re reporting is defined as a protected disclosure, then you will have legal safeguards if your employer retaliates by […]

Senior executives and directors

Helpful, knowledgeable legal advice on the issues you face as a Senior Executive or Director Senior Executives and Directors face unique challenges in the workplace and consequently require specialist legal advice for many key issues. You may want guidance concerning your appointment or exit, your contract or service agreement, or the impact of restrictive covenants. […]

Immigration

Straightforward and pragmatic solutions for those seeking to live, work and invest in the UK There is a range of different visas available to help foreign workers live and work in the UK. These include Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas for sponsored workers; Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visas; Ancestry visas; and Tier 1 […]

During employment

Making sure you are treated fairly as an employee and your rights are protected As an employee, you have a host of rights covering your pay, your right to holiday, your working hours and rest breaks, and your right not to be bullied or harassed. We can ensure your rights are protected, that you receive […]

Employment tribunal representation

Our employment solicitors will ensure your claim is presented so as to give it the best possible prospect of success at an employment tribunal Claiming in an employment tribunal for wrongful or unfair dismissal or other employment related issue is your legal right. Preparing your claim can be complex, so it is advisable to be […]

Equality, diversity and working parents

Standing up for you, if you feel you are being discriminated against or not receiving your legal entitlements at work There are laws to protect you from discrimination at work, ensure you receive equal pay and are given the leave you are entitled to when you have a family. If you believe your employer is […]

Offers and contracts

Making sure the terms of your employment contracts are fair to you and your interests are protected If you are starting a new job, have been promoted, have a dispute with your employer, or would just like your employment contract reviewed, it is important to have specialist legal advice. We can advise you on every […]

Termination of employment

Providing the expert advice and support you need if you are about to lose or have just lost your job If your employment has been terminated, it’s possible your employer has acted incorrectly or the settlement agreement they have proposed is heavily biased in their favour. It is essential that you have expert legal advice […]

Employment

Specialist employment lawyers who can help If your situation changes at work and you’re concerned about it, you’ll want to know your legal rights and that your employer is acting correctly. You may be able to challenge their decision or negotiate a better offer, and your position will be stronger if you understand your options […]

Insolvency

Finding the right solution for you when facing financial challenges, insolvency or bankruptcy We help you find solutions to your financial difficulties by providing expert advice tailored to your individual circumstances. Experienced insolvency lawyers Most people will face financial challenges at some point in their lives. Finding yourself in serious financial trouble can be an […]

Dispute resolution

How to deal with a dispute, including alternatives to going to court There are many types of dispute, ranging from contractual disputes to disputes with family members or former partners. You will want to know the potential impact of any dispute and understand your prospects and options. There are other ways to settle a dispute […]

Residential property

Making sure your property transaction goes through as quickly and efficiently as possible When buying your dream home or an investment property, you want the assurance that you have a well-connected local property expert handling the transaction for you.You need clear, practical commercial advice to help ensure your transaction progresses as smoothly and as quickly […]

Family and divorce

When you are facing divorce, separation or an issue regarding your children, it can be hard to think clearly and to make the right decisions. That’s where our family law solicitors can help. Going through a divorce or separation can feel like a life-changing process. It can be difficult to keep your rational thoughts separate […]

Immigration

Straightforward and pragmatic solutions for those seeking to live, work and invest in the UK There is a range of different visas available to help foreign workers live and work in the UK. These include Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas for sponsored workers; Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visas; Ancestry visas; and Tier 1 […]

Rural services

Supporting you with specialist advice on all aspects of rural life As a rural property landowner or farmer your legal needs will be diverse. Our in-depth knowledge of the rural community means we can support you with all your legal requirements. Experts in rural services Whether you are looking for advice on transactions covering your […]

Notarial services

Ensuring you have the correct identity and other documents notarised so you can manage personal affairs overseas. If you are a UK citizen and need to manage personal affairs outside of the UK, you will require certification of your identity and signature by a UK Notary. This could include buying or selling a property, probate […]

Probate services

Helping you with your roles and responsibilities as the executor of someone’s estate If you are the executor of someone’s estate, it is important to have a clear understanding of your legal responsibilities. You will need to feel confident that the process will be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible, and with sensitivity at […]

Succession planning

Making sure your assets are passed on just as you would wish You will want to ensure that your estate is passes to those beneficiaries you would wish to inherit. Having the right structure in place means that you can confidently plan for the future, passing assets on to your beneficiaries in the most tax-efficient […]

Wills, trusts and estates

Protection and peace of mind through effective wealth planning There are a variety of ways you can protect your wealth and assets. Every individual’s circumstances are unique and therefore it is important to receive advice that is tailored to your and your family’s needs.   Managing your estate You may be worried about how best […]

Land development

Flexible and tailored approach can ensure that your development projects run smoothly A modern and bespoke approach to all land development projects for developers, land promoters, affordable housing providers, house builders and landowners. In a property market where the challenges are ever changing, it pays to use land and property development solicitors that can anticipate […]

Commercial property

Supporting your commercial property needs Commercial property comes in all shapes and sizes. It can include offices, industrial space, restaurants or retail space , but it can also involve more bespoke properties, such as airfields, marinas and energy generation. As a result, we work with a diverse range of clients. If you are in business […]

Planning

Legislation and planning policy is constantly evolving and if you are a developer, a landowner or objector, it is essential that you obtain the appropriate advice. From the initial preparation of a planning application through to third party challenges of a final decision, specialist advice from people experienced in all aspects of the planning process […]

Plot sales

Making plot sales easy regardless of their complexity Your plot sales are likely to be more complex with each new development Accommodating multiple housing types including the need for social housing, public amenities or commercial developments demands specialist support As a developer, you know that the days of uniform plots with standardised housing are long […]

Real estate disputes

Legal advice from a specialist team can help resolve disputes quickly, minimising any disruption to your business. If you have a dispute concerning property or land, then strategic advice at the earliest stage can help you resolve issues in the most cost-effective way. Whether you are a commercial landlord, developer, lender, commercial tenant, private individual […]

Rural property

Making it an easier process to buy and sell your rural property A team of rural property experts who are country people themselves and thus understand the intricacies of handling rural property transactions. We’ll use our years of experience handling the sale and purchase of rural properties to make your transaction proceed smoothly and swiftly. […]

Partnership and farming structures

Structuring your farming business so it is tailored to your business needs. A legal team that understands all aspects of farming business structures can help your business run efficiently and ensure it passes securely to the next generation. As well as providing all these services to exceptionally high standards, we can also introduce you to […]

Sporting pursuits

Practical advice and support for running sporting pursuits on your farm, rural property or estate With a rise in country sporting activities are increasingly in demand, there is a greater need for sound legal advice. The most practical, effective advice comes from solicitors who understand the countryside and participate in country sports themselves. Our dedicated […]

Insolvency practitioners

Assisting insolvency practitioners in resolving their cases as quickly and effectively as possible. Helping you discharge your duties efficiently and cost effectively. Our specialist insolvency team deals with all types of personal and corporate insolvency procedures and restructuring projects. Our priority is to help you perform your functions and discharge your duties as quickly and […]

Directors and business owners

Maximising the options for your business and its chances of recovery when facing financial difficulty First-class legal advice and support if your business is facing insolvency Financial pressures have a wide-reaching impact and can be stressful and worrying for all concerned. If your business is experiencing financial difficulties, it is important that you ask for […]

Individuals

Supporting you when you are facing financial difficulty Financial pressures can have a wide-reaching impact and can be worrying for all concerned We can help you find a resolution to your financial problems. We can advise which options are most appropriate for you and help manage the situation you are in. If you are facing […]

Creditor service solicitors

Helping creditors achieve the best financial outcome when a debtor defaults Debtors defaulting on their obligations or worse becoming insolvent can cause business failure. If you are a creditor to a business that is in financial difficulty or entering into insolvency proceedings, we can help maximise what you recover and minimise the impact of insolvency […]

Applying for a sponsor licence

Making sure you are successful when applying for a Sponsor Licence There are several conditions you must meet before applying for a sponsor licence. Your application and the supporting documents must be correct, and you must also have the necessary process in place. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will carry out detailed checks, including unannounced […]

Sponsor licence suspensions and civil penalties

Protecting your sponsor licence from suspensions and penalties Your sponsor licence could be downgraded or suspended altogether if you fail to fulfil your sponsor duties. If you’re found to be employing someone with no right to work in the UK, you could also face substantial fines and a possible prison sentence. Our expert advice will […]

Sponsors

Complete expert legal support for all aspects of obtaining and maintaining a Sponsor Licence You need a Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence to employ non- EU nationals, so they can apply for a visa to work in the UK. There are strict rules involved with sponsor licences. We will make sure you satisfy […]

Managing a sponsor licence

Practical advice and support to ensure you effectively meet your sponsor licence responsibilities Your sponsor licence could be downgraded or revoked if you don’t fulfil all the duties involved with employing non-EEA (European Economic Area) workers. These include using the Home Office Sponsorship Management System (SMS), which must monitor the activities and records of all […]

Investing in the UK

Helping high net worth individuals invest and settle in the UK The Tier 1 Investor visa allows you to live and eventually settle in the UK, in return for inward investment of at least £2m. There are accelerated routes to settle in the UK for example £5 million investment , three years and £10 million […]

Landlords and the Right to Rent scheme

Protect yourself, by making sure your tenants are living in the UK legally and have a Right to Rent UK landlords are now required to check the immigration status of their tenants, and face tough penalties if a tenant should not be living in the UK. Care is necessary, to make sure the checks do […]

Overseas businesses

Applying for a sole representative of an overseas business visa to live in the UK This visa is for a senior representative of an overseas business setting up a branch in the UK. If your application succeeds, your spouse or partner and children can also apply as dependants, and you can apply for a Sponsor […]

Support for HR teams and business owners

Helping ensure you stay compliant with UK immigration laws and providing practical support packages Making sure you comply with immigration laws when you employ non-EU workers can be complicated and time consuming. It is essential to have up to date knowledge of the laws and the systems required to maintain compliance. We can provide tailored […]

Employing non-EU nationals in the UK

Obtaining and safeguarding a Sponsor Licence to bring non-EU workers to the UK To employ non-EU nationals in your UK business, you will need a Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence to apply for their certificates of sponsorship (virtual permission to work). It is essential to fully comply with the licence requirements during and […]

Working in the UK

Making sure you secure the right visa to live and work in the UK There are a range of different visas available to help foreign workers live and work in the UK. These include Tier 2 and Tier 5 visas for sponsored workers; Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visas; Ancestry visas; and Tier 1 Exceptional […]

Protected conversations

Making sure a protected conversation meets all the criteria to ensure you are genuinely protected A protected conversation allows you, in certain circumstances, to negotiate with an employee and have the assurance that the employee will not be able to rely on the conversation in any later claim for unfair dismissal which the employee may […]

Redundancies, reorganisation and restructuring

Our extensive expert legal support will guide you through reorganising, restructuring or making redundancies. If you are making redundancies, reorganising or restructuring your business, following the correct legal procedures and using the right documentation will help prevent future problems. As these processes can be complex, it’s advisable to have expert legal support from the start. […]

Severances and settlement agreements

Protect your business against future claims with an effective settlement agreement If you’re concerned that a departing employee could bring a claim against you in the future, you could offer an enhanced termination package within a settlement agreement where they renounce their right to make claims against the company in the future. A settlement agreement […]

Confidentiality, restrictive covenants, team moves & injunctions

Protecting your business from potential damage when senior executive leave If a senior executive with access to your key business information moves to another employer, then you could be in a vulnerable position. Contracts for these key employees should provide you with protection, for example using confidentiality clauses and restrictive covenants. It is vital these […]

Boardroom disputes

Providing a comprehensive and expert legal approach to resolving your boardroom dispute A boardroom dispute has the potential to cause considerable damage to a business, so it is vital to find a solution as quickly as possible. If the dispute can only be ended by removing a director, you will need to proceed carefully to […]

Director service agreements

Creating a bespoke director’s service agreement that ensures you have effective protection Your directors have access to key information and fulfil essential roles, and if a director should leave, your business could be potentially vulnerable. A director’s service agreement sets out terms which will protect your business when a director leaves, for example covering confidentiality, […]

Confidentiality, restrictive covenants, team moves & injunctions

Protecting your business from potential damage when key employees leave If a valued employee with access to your key business information moves to another employer, then you could be in a vulnerable position. Contracts for these important employees should provide you with protection, for example using confidentiality clauses and restrictive covenants. It is vital these […]

Employment status

Helping you check the employment status of every individual in your business, so you can fulfil your legal obligations and avoid potential problems Keeping track of the employment status and working arrangement for every individual in your business can be difficult, but is essential if you are to be sure you meet their legal rights. […]

Recruitment and promotion

Helping you avoid claims of discrimination, by ensuring your recruitment and promotion process is compliant and fair When you are recruiting or promoting staff, it’s essential you follow a procedure that is fair and eliminates the risk of claims of discrimination. With many stages in the recruitment and promotion process, it’s all too easy to […]

Changing terms and conditions of employment

Helping you change an employee’s terms and conditions whilst avoiding the risk of them claiming against you Sometimes it is necessary to change an employee’s terms and conditions, and whilst they may accept some changes, they may not want to accept others. It is vital you follow the correct procedure when changing their terms and […]

Disciplinary and grievance process

Helping you manage the disciplinary and grievance process, to ensure you are fully compliant with the ACAS code of practice As an employer it is your duty to have clear disciplinary and grievance policies for your employees, that follow the ACAS code of practice. If an employee successfully brings a claim against you and you […]

Family friendly leave

When an employee is expecting to have a child, it is important to know what leave they are entitled to With a range of leave options available for new parents, it is important to have the right policies in place with regard to family friendly leave. In addition to ensuring you have the right policies, […]

Holiday allowance and holiday pay

Making sure employees receive the right amount of holiday allowance and holiday pay Helping you ensure that your employees and workers take the statutory minimum amount of holiday each year and that holiday pay is calculated correctly. Holiday allowance Full time employees and workers (who work 5 days a week) are entitled to a minimum […]

Managing poor performance at work

Expert advice to help you address the issue behind an employee’s poor performance and deal with them effectively There are different interpretations of poor performance, but if an employee is not contributing positively to your business, you need to find out why and take appropriate action. It’s important to investigate the situation thoroughly and explore […]

Managing sickness absence

Helping you tackle sickness absence issues sensitively, effectively and legally Sickness absence can have a considerable effect on your business, whether employees are off work for extended periods or you have concerns about how to tackle the issue. A properly drafted sickness policy can help provide clarity for staff and help you avoid potential claims […]

Trade unions, collective disputes and industrial action

Helping you deal with individual disputes, collective disputes and trade unions, to minimise the potential impact of disruptive action Disputes can be stressful and costly for business owners, whether they involve individuals, groups taking collective action or trade unions taking industrial action. Expert legal advice can help you minimise disruption by facilitating negotiations, providing clarity […]

Working hours and rest breaks

Helping you ensure that all your staff take the correct number of breaks and don’t work too many hours The law covering working hours and rest breaks can be complex. We can analyse existing working patterns, draft opt-out agreements and assess more complex working arrangements to ensure your company is fully compliant. Unless they have […]

Workplace moves

Helping you assess how your employees’ contracts are affected by a workplace move, and whether you risk claims of discrimination. The location of their workplace is part of your employees’ contract, so if you move your business it changes the terms of their contracts. If the contracts include a mobility clause, it may not be […]

Consultancy agreements

Creating a consultancy agreement that brings clarity and eliminates uncertainty A consultancy agreement sets out the terms under which a consultant or self-employed contractor will work for you. A properly drafted consultancy agreement can save problems later if there is a dispute. Our specialist employment solicitors can produce a consultancy agreement that meets your exact […]

Employment contracts

Creating effective contracts and service agreements that eliminate uncertainty and are legally compliant A contract always exists between an employer and employee, even if it is not written down. However, an unwritten contract can cause uncertainty and be problematic. It is essential your employment contracts and director’s service agreements contain all the necessary details and […]

Policies, procedures, privacy notices and handbooks

Are your employment policies, procedures and handbooks up to date and legally compliant? A staff handbook usually contains a company’s policies and procedures which give employees all the information they need about what they can expect at work and what is expected of them. Handbooks are often incomplete, out of date or badly written, potentially […]

Immigration compliance

Helping ensure you stay compliant with UK immigration laws and providing practical support, when you employ non-EU workers Making sure you comply with immigration laws when you employ non-EU workers can be complicated and time consuming. It is essential to have up to date knowledge of the laws and the systems required to maintain compliance. […]

Defending you in the courts and tribunals

Providing a well-prepared and robust defence at an employment tribunal, if an employee brings a claim against you Defending a claim at an employment tribunal can be time-consuming, costly and potentially damaging to your reputation. If you are unable to negotiate a settlement beforehand, you will need to have a well-prepared case with all the […]

Employment documentation

Drafting contracts, service agreements, consultancy agreements and employee handbooks that make your employee relationships clear An accurately drafted contract can eliminate any areas of doubt or misunderstanding, providing you with vital protection in the event of an employee dispute. Our experienced specialist employment solicitors will create the contracts and service agreements you need, specifically tailored […]

Managing the employment relationship

Providing legal advice for the employment needs of a business to ensure operational efficiency As an employer you need to ensure operational efficiency. As your business evolves you may need to move office, or change the nature of employee contracts, all of which requires specialist advice. Day to day you may be faced with an […]

Recruitment solicitors

Providing legal advice for recruitment, promotion, employment status, tailored to your business As an employer, you need to be sure you are recruiting, employing and promoting staff in a way that’s fully legally compliant. If an employee or team leaving could potentially harm your business due to confidentiality or competition issues, you should have protective […]

Senior executives and directors

Supporting you with specialist employment advice regarding your senior executives and directors Senior executives can be shareholders and directors as well as employees, and require a specialist legal approach. It is important to have contracts and service agreements that will protect the business interests effectively and to be aware of all the potential issues if […]

Terminating employment

When it’s necessary to terminate an employee’s employment, you can rely on our expert advice to protect your position. Whatever the circumstances, if you have to terminate an employee’s employment it is essential to follow the correct legal procedures to avoid possible claims from them in the future. Processes such as redundancy, restructuring and negotiating […]

Takeovers, mergers and TUPE

Our expert legal advice will ensure you fully comply with your TUPE responsibilities if you are buying or selling a business If you are buying or selling a business, TUPE must be a major consideration. TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) protects an employee’s existing contract when the business they work for changes […]

Training

Our training will help ensure your senior management and HR team apply employment law correctly, to keep your business legally compliant Understanding employment law issues and the correct way to deal with them is essential for ensuring your business is legally compliant. With many potential issues to face, keeping your senior management and HR team […]

Acquisitions and disposals

A practical approach to driving your deal forward Acquisitions and disposals need a pragmatic approach that keeps the deal progressing whilst dealing effectively with all the details. The key is to keep both parties, their legal teams and advisors working together to avoid disputes or delays. Our team is well-known for being proactive, good communicators […]

Equity capital markets

A thoroughly comprehensive approach to raising equity capital You may need to raise equity capital to take your business to the next stage in its evolution. Choosing the most appropriate route requires comprehensive legal support, based on an in-depth understanding of your business and objectives. A creative commercial approach, based on relevant experience, will deliver […]

Joint ventures

Creating a joint venture that keeps all parties satisfied A joint venture can help you launch new products and expand into new markets. Your legal advisor should research your partner, alert you to potential risks and draft an effective agreement. Our knowledge and experience will ensure you have a suitable partner, the most appropriate legal […]

Flotations and public companies

Bespoke support to make your transition to public listed company simpler and smoother Floating your company is a landmark event for your business, yet it can be complex and costly. There are many legal and regulatory requirements, and you’ll need experienced legal specialists to prepare you for flotation. We have worked on flotations and public […]

Management buy-outs and buy-ins

Crucial advice to help your management buy-out or buy-in succeed Management buy-outs (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBIs) can be highly effective at rejuvenating a business and rewarding the new management team. Successful MBOs and MBIs need careful structuring, appropriate and dependable financing and properly drafted legal documents. Our experience and advice can help you avoid […]

Mergers

Ensuring your merger meets your objectives and safeguards your interests A merger can be very effective for achieving your growth goals, yet needs thorough preparation to succeed. The due diligence process must reveal any potential problems with your proposed partner. Legal documents should be carefully prepared to protect your future interests. Our broad industry knowledge […]

Restructuring and demergers

Achieving a restructuring or demerger that provides the commercial and legal outcome you want Corporate restructuring can be an effective way to make your business more efficient, prepare it for sale or to tackle financial difficulties. There are various legal and commercial aspects involved in restructuring and it’s important your legal team collaborates with your […]

Debt capital

Invaluable services that support both borrowers and investors dealing with debt capital Debt capital is frequently used for financing companies and is attractive to both businesses and investors. There are several types of debt capital transaction and the laws governing them are complex, and change frequently. We have extensive experience of the different debt fundraising […]

Private equity and venture capital

An inspired and inspiring approach to private equity and venture capital The most effective private equity funding structures require experienced, creative and commercially focused legal support. Equity funding transactions are complex, with demanding legal, tax and regulatory requirements. Our expertise has delivered successful deals for private equity houses, venture capitalists, angel investors, management teams and […]

Latest deals done

See our recent key deals we have worked on with clients As your business grows and evolves to meet changing market needs and demands, you can rely on Moore Barlow to give you the expert legal support and advice you need, irrespective of the type of legal services you might require. We can also help […]

Banking and finance

Arranging financial deals that satisfy borrowers and lenders For borrowers and lenders, achieving the financial arrangement is about effective negotiation, accurate information and structuring the right solution. There are numerous legal and regulatory checks which agreements must also cover. We’ll support you with attention to detail, commercial awareness, clear advice and a will-do approach to […]

Corporate transactions

Delivering a positive outcome for your corporate transaction Successful corporate transactions benefit from a commercial as well as legal approach. It’s important your lawyers keep you advised throughout, and are proactive about meeting deadlines and regulations. We’ll ensure matters proceed efficiently, provide extra support from our legal teams in related areas and provide introductions that […]

Partnerships and LLPs

Ensuring a partnership agreement or LLP works best for you and your business There are different types of business partnerships, from simple agreements to the more formal LLP. It’s important you understand their advantages and disadvantages, and which is best suited to your business. We’ll discuss your circumstances and advise on the best route for […]

Shareholders agreements

Defining your responsibilities and protecting your rights with a shareholders’ agreement A shareholders’ agreement is invaluable in establishing how your company is run, and the rights and relationships of all shareholders. It must clearly explain what should happen if various issues arise, and give you clarity and certainty. An effective agreement should minimise the risk […]

Share schemes and incentives

EMI Schemes & Company Share Option Plans Employee share incentives come in a range of different forms and formats, the most common of which is a share option (an agreement allowing an employee to hold shares at a point of time in the future). These have always been popular, but became increasingly prevalent as businesses […]

Technology, media and telecommunications

Specialist support for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector Whether you are looking for advice on organic growth, acquisitions, identifying suitable forms of funding, restructuring or even an exit strategy, market leading expertise can help ensure you realise your commercial ambitions. We offer award winning legal support for TMT start-ups and established businesses. The […]

Commercial contracts

Robust commercial agreements that protect you, your customers and your business Well drafted contracts are essential in helping to provide commercial certainty, protect your interests and maintain the value in your business. Regardless of whether you are self-employed or a multinational company, the commercial contracts that you use are one of your most important assets […]

Regulatory advice

Helping ensure that you comply with rules and regulations to run your business efficiently Support for regulated organisations with all forms of regulatory and legislative requirements to help ensure your business is fully compliant. An in-depth knowledge of how businesses are run ensures regulations are implemented in a way that best serves your business, your […]

IT and telecommunications

Advice and guidance on all legal issues relating to IT and telecommunications In order to minimise risks when outsourcing IT, it is important that the relevant contract terms are drafted To make sure your terms and conditions are compliant with consumer legislation, a thorough understanding of social media and online business regulatory issues is imperative […]

Intellectual property and copyright

Protecting your intellectual property and copyright Intellectual property (IP) is, for most businesses, a significant asset. We advise on copyright, trade marks, designs, patents, format and database rights, know-how and passing off. Protecting, enforcing and exploiting your IP can be essential for the success of your business. The development protection, exploitation and enforcement of IP […]

Data protection and privacy

Ensuring that you and your organisation are compliant with all data protection and privacy laws Having the right systems and practices in place is important helping ensure your business operates in accordance with the law. We help businesses with: Reviewing privacy policies and notices. Data processing agreements. Supplier agreements and subcontracting when handling personal data. […]

Outsourcing

Effective outsourcing can save you time and money as well as deliver enhanced services to your business Outsourcing technology or other services can have a wealth of benefits, helping maximise the value of your business. However, outsourcing contracts come with their own risks and it is vital to know what you are signing up to […]

Franchising and licensing

Supporting franchisors and franchisees in using a shared business model and identity Being part of franchised business can have significant benefits for both franchisors and franchisees, as your clients and customers will value an established brand. We have a dedicated team of franchise expert lawyers who have a wealth of experience in advising both franchisors […]

Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative ways of resolving disputes At a glance ADR offers a range of methods, including mediation, arbitration and adjudication. These are either used instead of litigation or as well as litigation. Our business dispute lawyers have extensive experience of ADR and will advise on the best approach for you. Here are the main ADR methods: […]

Funding business disputes

Practical ways to fund your legal costs if your business dispute goes to court If you’re concerned about the cost of taking your business dispute to court, there are funding options that can help you. The options include legal expenses insurance, third party funding and a no win, no fee approach. We can explain the […]

Managing the risks involved in a business dispute

How to manage the risks and weigh up your options if you’re involved in a business dispute Business disputes are common, yet managing the risks effectively can reduce their potential impact. It’s important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible. Be realistic about the dispute; for example, can your opponents pay up if […]

Minimising the risks involved in a business dispute

Best practice guidelines to help you minimise the risk of a business dispute There are several practical steps you can take to help reduce the risk of a business dispute. It helps to identify the most likely causes of dispute for your business, and have systems and processes in place to reduce them. Take legal […]

Schools & Education

What can you do to make sure your child has the education they need? Schools can face a range of problems that require quick and effective solutions Dispute resolution can keep costs down and keep matters out of the courts With high rates of success for the cases we have handled, we can help you […]

Escalate – a new way to resolve disputes

The ground-breaking commercial dispute resolution process developed by Moore Barlow with Bermans solicitors and PKF Littlejohn, accountants Pursuing a commercial dispute tends to be a costly, lengthy and risky undertaking. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many businesses decide against pursuing a claim and reluctantly write-off what they are owed. That’s why we’ve created Escalate, a […]

John Hatchard

I have particular experience helping clients buy or sell multi-million pound properties and estates, ensuring that their transactions progress smoothly and with the minimum of fuss. My clients receive a high level of personal service.  I anticipate and deal with any legal issues quickly and effectively, ensuring that clients are kept well informed throughout their […]

Georgina Dudman

Real estate litigation Residential possession claims Residential Landlord and Tenant Commercial property disputes I am a Paralegal in our Southampton office. I am a member of the Real Estate Litigation team within the firm’s Asset Recovery team. I work with a wide range of clients, from private individuals and trusts to large corporations and financial […]

Mark Grant

Site acquisition and disposals Strategic option agreements Promotion agreements Joint venture and collaboration agreements Development agreements I am a partner in the firm’s land development team with expertise in all aspects of land development, but particularly site acquisition and disposal. I act for private and publicly owned housebuilders and property developers.  I also act for […]

Paul Weeks

Section 106 Agreements, CIL and Infrastructure Agreements Highways and Rights of Way & Town and Village Greens Planning Enforcement and Listed Building Issues Strategic Advice including EIA and Habitats Regulations Planning Appeals and Judicial Review I am a Senior Associate in the Land Development Team and am the firm’s Head of Planning. I advise on […]

Samuel Kirwan

I am currently training to qualify as a solicitor in Moore Barlow. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a specific team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have […]

Iwan Thomas

M&A Due Diligence Business Advisory Investment Work I am a Solicitor in our London office however I regularly spend time down in our Gateway office in Southampton. I am part of the Corporate team. I assist a variety of clients but predominately support entrepreneurs and SME’s. I am a big sports fan so can be […]

Delver Punia

I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]

Isabelle Balch

I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]

Bronwyn Rae-Le Bourn

I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]

Niamh Hills

Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries Serious Orthopaedic Injuries Cases involving complex liability or causation issues I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2015 and I have since specialised in pursuing personal injury litigation claims on behalf of claimants who have suffered serious and often life-changing injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, […]

Cameron Vincent

Brain Injuries Amputations Complex musculoskeletal injuries Rehabilitation I joined Moore Barlow in 2019 as a paralegal working in the Major Trauma team, working closely with Trevor Sterling, Partner for Medical Relations and Head of the Major Trauma team. My role involves supporting the Major Trauma service in major trauma (personal injury) liability investigations, as well […]

Mark Barratt

Residential Sales and Purchases (Leasehold and Freehold) Re-mortgages Right to Buy Help to Buy I started working in residential property in 2002 after completing my Law degree. I have spent most of my time working in the Hampshire area but have dealt with residential properties ranging from Newcastle down to the Isle of Wight. My […]

Anita Symington

Sales and purchases of farms and estates Agricultural tenancies , succession planning and proposed tenancy reform Diversification enterprises on farms and estates Wind energy options and leases Agricultural secured lending I have over 30 years experience in private practice in advising farms and estates on a wide number of matters relating to farming and rural […]

Leena Chouhan

Sponsor Licence applications Cos and Tier 2 applications Spousal visa applications Start up visa and Innovator visa EEA applications I have over 15 years experience and specialise in business immigration. My experience lies in obtaining sponsor licence applications. Assisting corporate clients request CoS applications. Helping clients with their Tier 2 applications in country and outside […]

Louise Hayward

Mergers and acquisitions Company reorganisations I am a solicitor in the corporate department and provide specialist advice to businesses and individuals in relation to corporate transactions and arrangements. My expertise extends to advising on mergers & acquisitions and associated transactional documents, including due diligence reports and ancillary documentation. I also regularly deal with reorganisations and […]

William Warnock

Property Development Commercial Property Commercial Lending I am an Associate Solicitor in our Lymington office and part of the Real Estate team. I have many years of experience working on property development and commercial property transactions as well as acting for lenders in commercial lending situations. My property work often entails subject to planning purchase […]

Antonia Roberts

Court of Protection I am an experienced Paralegal in the community care and public law team. I work alongside the personal injury and medical negligence team providing advice and assistance in relation to use of Attorneys and Deputies. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. I advise potential […]

Louise Campbell

Landlord and Tenant Acquisitions and disposals Development I am an Associate Solicitor within the Commercial Property team based in our Southampton office. I act for private individuals and corporate clients in the acquisition of property as owner/occupiers or for development. Most development clients utilise bridging finance and I am experienced in acting for borrowers who […]

Olivia Hiscock

Commercial Property I am a paralegal in the firm’s Commercial Property team, working with banks and lenders in relation to repossession sales and applications by the borrowers which affect the security following completion of a loan, such as leases, transfers of equity and sales of part. Outside of work I enjoy going to concerts, organising […]

Nicholas Endean

Mental capacity NHS continuing care applications and appeals Care Act 2014 Best interest decisions and meetings Court of protection I specialise in community care and mental capacity matters. I advise clients on all aspects of community care and best interest decisions. I act for a variety of clients in securing the right package of care […]

Dawn Searles

My clients range from household names to owner-managed businesses, investment companies and private individuals looking for commercial property advice. I advise clients on all legal matters relating to commercial property, although I predominantly advise on matters related to landlord and tenants. I also specialise in supporting clients with the acquisition and disposal of all forms […]

Alistair Robertson-Gopffarth

Estate planning International estate administration Estate administration Tax Trusts Notary Public I specialise in preparing wills, estate planning and advising clients on tax matters. I also administer estates on behalf of clients where their assets are located in multiple jurisdictions. My clients are private individuals who need assistance in reviewing and revising their wills. Some […]

Malky Chaloner

Wills, tax planning and trusts Estate planning Powers of attorney Services for later life I specialise in wills, powers of attorney, trusts, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and estate planning. I advise clients in the creation, administration and termination of all types of trusts. My clients come from all walks of life. I have particular […]

Natalie Dunn

Court of protection applications Lasting powers of attorney EPA registration I work as a paralegal, assisting clients in making applications to the Court and creating and administrating lasting powers of attorney. My clients tend to be older people or vulnerable adults who require support regarding their care. I provide clients with advice concerning the payment […]

Kate Marsh

Estate administration I am an Associate in the Lymington probate team. Since qualifying in 2003, I have worked in private client teams for firms in Salisbury and Devon and joined Moore Blatch in 2018 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020). I am experienced in administering large and often complex estates and making special probate applications where […]

Caroline McBrearty

Estate Administration Wills Estate and tax planning advice Lasting Powers of Attorney Court of Protection After qualifying in 2015, I joined Moore Barlow in June 2018 and specialise in Private Client work. Having worked locally since 2012, I am familiar with the Richmond area. I act for a wide range of clients, from vulnerable adults […]

Krupa Thakker

Administration of Estates Wills, tax and trusts Inheritance Tax Planning Powers of Attorney Deeds of Variation Court of Protection and incapacity issues Assistance with the management of financial affairs As a solicitor specialising in private client law, I advise on a broad range of matters ranging from future planning to estate administration. Adopting an empathetic […]

Jolanda Peters

I advise clients on all matters linked to leasehold flats and houses. My clients are residential landlords, intermediate landlords and tenants. I help them navigate their way through the legal and legislative complexities linked to leasehold flats and houses. Having a ‘can do’ attitude, my clients can rely on me to be friendly and approachable. […]

William Bond

Landlord and tenant Acquisitions and disposals Acting for lenders Development Residential property I am an experienced commercial property solicitor acting for businesses and high net worth individuals. My clients are companies, banks (commercial lettings) and high net worth individuals. I advise clients on the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential property, and act as […]

Ruth Hewitt

Brain injuries, particularly cases involving strokes Delayed diagnosis of cancer claims including gynaecological cancers, sarcoma, blood cancers and renal cancer Surgical error Spinal injuries including delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome Treatment of infection and sepsis I am a Associate Solicitor with a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims, having specialised […]

Sahil Aggarwal

I studied Law at the University of Leicester before qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive and completing the LPC at London Metropolitan University. My LLM qualification focused on the differences between gay and heterosexual marriage. I’ve always enjoyed Family Law and consider myself lucky to have a job I enjoy everyday. I recognise the sensitive and attentive […]

Matthew Tuff

Catastrophic personal injury Brain injury Complex musculo-skeletal and spinal cord  injuries Fatal accident cases I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and have worked in the area of catastrophic personal injury ever since. As well as recovering compensation for our clients, I place particular emphasis on securing rehabilitation for them at an early stage.  I […]

Nicola Curtis

I am a solicitor and plot sales manager in the residential property team helping people buy and sell their homes. My clients want accuracy, efficiency and a quick turnaround for their property sales. I keep them well informed throughout their transaction and make myself available to talk to them when they need me. I ensure […]

Michelle Moore-Saxton

I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2005 specialising in Residential Property and I am a Partner in the firm. I act for a wide range of clients from the first-time buyer to “upsizing” families or people buying a retirement property as well as high net worth individuals and […]

Mike Wilson

As a Partner, team leader for our Rural, Town & Country teams in Lymington, Mentor, Professional Deputy and overall Head of the Lymington office, I specialise in all property matters including complex and high value residential transactions, leasehold property issues, lease extensions, commercial property transactions and financing. I am regularly appointed as Attorney by those […]

Nicola Butchers

Personal injury I am a paralegal specialising in personal injury.  I support individuals who have suffered personal injury as a result of negligence. My clients are individuals and the families of individuals that have suffered injury through no fault of their own.  I provide a familiar point of contact if a client’s main case handler […]

Rebecca Chaplin

Business recovery Litigation I help clients with issues that may arise or have arisen in corporate and private insolvency situations. My clients include insolvency practitioners, company directors and individuals at various stages of an insolvency process. I provide them with practical solutions in order to secure the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective way. […]

Rebecca Langmead

Farms and Agriculture Estate Management Land Transactions Commercial Property Landlord and Tenant I act for a mixture of both private and commercial clients. I offer clear and practical advice to my clients to ensure that the deal gets done. I want to ensure that my clients feel supported throughout the transaction and that they are […]

Richard Hughes

Property investment Corporate occupiers Property finance Retail and leisure Rural services I am a partner in the firm specialising in supporting clients with commercial property and development work, some of which has residential components. My clients include national property companies and funds, corporate occupiers, property developers and private investors. I advise clients from various sectors […]

Sadia Sham

I am a Solicitor in the firm’s Real Estate team, working for clients on a variety of property transactions. Our clients include property investors, developers, lenders and businesses looking for commercial property advice. I assist clients with a range of different transactions with a focus on Commercial Property, including acquisitions, disposals, corporate support and landlord […]

Sam Willey

I am a Partner in the firm’s land development team with over ten years experience in property law. I advise on all matters relating to residential and commercial land development and specialise in negotiation of conditional contracts subject to grant of planning permission and option agreements over land. My clients are local and regional house […]

Samantha Grose

Corporate and personal insolvency Litigation Restructuring and reorganisation In March 2020, I qualified into the Insolvency and Restructuring team at Moore Blatch LLP (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) following completion of my training contract with the firm. During my training contract I worked with insolvency practitioners, directors, individuals, lenders, landlords, trade creditors, and other stakeholders, […]

Sarah French

I am a Partner in the family team. I represent individuals and couples who are facing relationship breakdown. I support clients who are either separating or divorcing. I help them resolve financial matters, and deal with disputes concerning their children – specifically how much time a child or children can spend with each parent. I […]

Sarmad Gassoub

I am a senior solicitor specialising in helping clients with catastrophic injuries as a result of negligent medical care. My clients are typically patients that have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of medical negligence, provided either through the NHS or in private practice.   I support clients through medical negligence claims, securing payments that […]

Simon Beetham

Real estate litigation Agricultural, rural property and farming disputes Banks and lenders Receivership I specialise in property litigation and contentious property matters across the spectrum of property types, whether it be commercial, residential, mixed use, rural or agricultural. Alongside landlord and tenant issues and disputes, I advise on matters arising out of the use of […]

Thomas Middlehurst

Contentious Trusts & Probate Disputes Property Ownership Disputes Real Estate Disputes A litigation & dispute resolution expert specialising in high-value and complex disputes, my practice covers disputes involving contentious trusts and probate, property ownership and all aspects of real estate. I specialise in acting for private individuals, trusts, charities owner-managed businesses, developers and serial entrepreneurs. […]

Victoria Walker

I specialise exclusively in family law and help clients resolve issues related to the breakdown of their relationship. Many of my clients are in the process of separating or going through a divorce and are looking for help to resolve the division of their assets and financial provision for their children. I regularly act for […]

Zoe Owen

I lead three specialised and bespoke property teams in plot sales, new build transactions and lender services. Within the teams that I manage, I ensure that there is expert in-depth legal knowledge as well as a detailed understanding of the business of conveyancing. I have over 20 years experience in property law transactions and as […]

Gillian Wickham

I provide legal support to colleagues in the medical negligence department. Our clients are private individuals who have suffered injury as a result of substandard medical treatment or care. I act as an additional point of contact in the team, answering clients’ queries and providing support and a listening ear at what is a difficult […]

Archie Sherbrooke

Commercial and Residential Property Property investment Asset recovery – insolvency Charity Property Land development I am a partner in the Real Estate team. I provide businesses, charities and private individuals with advice on commercial property and development some of which has residential components. My clients include property developers and private investors, trusts, banks, corporate occupiers […]

Ashley Moughtin

Banks and Lenders Debt Recovery General commercial litigation and contractual disputes I am a Solicitor in our Southampton office, part of the Banks and Lenders team. I assist major lenders and mortgage providers with complex residential and commercial possession claims, shortfall claims and debt recovery. I also assist businesses and individuals in debt recovery matters […]

Charlotte Ward

Commercial property disputes Receivership and appointing Law of Property Act receivers Residential possession proceedings for landlords, agents and lenders I originally joined Moore Blatch as a Litigation Executive in 2011. I specialise in property litigation for commercial and private individuals. I can assist with all aspects of real estate litigation including land disputes and advice on claims […]

Chris Marsden

I am a partner advising clients on all areas of real estate litigation and dispute resolution. My clients include developers, owners, property institutions, financial institutions, hoteliers, retailers and insolvency practitioners. Clients often come to me for advice on high-value and complex disputes relating to the use and occupation of land. I advise clients on lease […]

Claire Salisbury

I am the rehabilitation co-ordinator in the firm’s major trauma team. I offer clinical advice to clients and their families. I help to co-ordinate clients’ care and specialise in making sure clients get the help they need to improve their quality of life and reach their rehabilitation potential. I have expertise in the rehabilitation of […]

Estelle Price

Preparation of wills Inheritance tax advice Trust work Preparation and administration of Powers of Attorney I help people to plan for their futures by advising them on all aspects of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Tax and Trusts. I am approachable and enjoy getting to know my clients and providing them with practical solutions. I […]

Heather Dobson

Corporate insolvency Personal insolvency Restructuring and reorganisation I am an experienced solicitor specialising in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring. I also hold a non-appointment-taking insolvency licence. I work with insolvency practitioners, directors, individuals, lenders, landlords, trade creditors, and other stakeholders, and have experience of a broad range of corporate and personal insolvency procedures, and […]

Jackie Nash

I am a Partner in the Residential Property team based on The Green in Richmond, specialising in all types of Residential Property work including for first time buyers, families on the move, property investors and high net worth individuals. I like to establish clear lines of communication with my clients and will always make time […]

Katie Gale

Probate – administration of estates I support clients who require help managing estates. My clients are the executors or beneficiaries of someone who has recently passed away. I help clients by co-ordinating valuations, collating information and explaining the legal issues associated with estates. Often, I am the first point of contact for those individuals contacting […]

Kerry Dovey

Farming and landed estates Commercial property I support clients with the sale, purchase and lettings of rural property — both residential and commercial. My expertise is far-reaching and includes assisting clients with everything from the purchase of large estates through to smaller country properties. I act for high net worth individuals and landowners who want […]

Lee Edwards

Land development Land promotion Secured lending I am a highly experienced partner working in property. I specialise in supporting clients with all aspects of land development and secured lending work. My clients are developers (national, regional and local) and funders (clearing bank and specialist). I provide solutions for whatever issues they face. Clients value my […]

Manmohan Singh

Corporate and property finance Mergers and acquisitions Capital markets Real estate finance Mediation I have over a decade’s experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate issues and commercial best practice. I act on behalf of a broad range of clients, many of them based in the City of London. They include high net […]

Martin Usher

Brain injuries Complex Musculoskeletal Injuries Amputations Spinal Cord Injuries Fatalities Rehabilitation I joined Moore Blatch in 2017 as an Associate (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) working within the Serious Injuries and Major Trauma Team. I have over 15 years’ experience in running serious injury and major trauma cases. I have an in-depth knowledge of the […]

Matthew Claxson

Adult brain injury Child brain injury Spinal cord injury Complex orthopaedic, including amputation Fatal incidents I am an experienced serious injury solicitor who specialises in accessing rehabilitation for people who have suffered major trauma. I also represent at inquest those who have been bereaved. I am experienced with acting for those who suffer serious injury […]

Jenna Wilson

I specialise in residential property and conveyancing. My clients are typically property developers, and I deal with both plot sales and part exchanges on their behalf. My role is to provide clients with a reliable, timely and accurate service that meets all their commercial needs. I aim to ensure that both the new-build sales and […]

Rachael Kelly

I am a solicitor on the firm’s real estate team, working for clients on a variety of property transactions. Our clients include property investors, developers, lenders and businesses looking for commercial property advice. I assist clients with a range of different transactions with a focus on commercial property including acquisitions, disposals, and landlord and tenant […]

Rubilee Stockley

Site acquisitions Sale and Purchase transactions for land and residential properties First registration applications of unregistered land including adverse possession applications I am a solicitor in our Land Development team, having recently qualified in 2020. I began my journey with Moore Blatch in 2014 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) as a paralegal specialising in rural […]

John Warchus

Technology, media and telecoms Commercial contracts Intellectual property Data protection and privacy Mergers & acquisitions – commercial support I am a specialist in all areas of commercial and technology law and provide advice to clients in these areas, including dispute management. I have more than 25 years’ experience in the TMT sector: my clients range […]

Trevor Sterling

I handle a wide range of personal injury claims related to health and social care cases, and have considerable experience managing inquests and inquiries. With over thirty years’ experience in the legal profession, my clients are those who have suffered serious injury or disability through no fault of their own. I help clients with a […]

Rosie Morris

Residential property New homes New-build purchases Help to buy purchases Part-exchanges I specialise in supporting clients who are purchasing new-build residential properties. I act for a variety of clients ranging from first time buyers to investors to individuals looking for a new-build homes across the UK. I support clients who are buying new-build properties and […]

Amandeep Khasriya

Fatal incident claims Adult and child brain injury Amputation injury Complex orthopaedic injury Crush injuries I have over 12 years experience in running complex and high value major trauma claims. I currently act for individuals and their families who have suffered serious and life-changing injuries or death. Having represented clients from a variety of backgrounds, […]

Cherie Lawson

I am a Trainee Legal Executive in the firm’s Corporate team. I specialise in a variety of company secretarial matters, which include: • Formations; • Director and Shareholder Meetings; • Share Transactions; • Articles of Association; • Residential Management Companies; • Directors Duties; • Dissolutions; • Persons of Significant Control Advice; • Audit, Maintenance and […]

Josie Beales

Advertising and media Manufacturing Travel and leisure Telecommunications Care sector I am an employment solicitor in our Southampton office. I provide support to the senior members of the team on a broad variety of employment law issues as well as running my own caseload. My clients are corporate businesses of all sizes as well as […]

Mamadou Barry

I joined Moore Blatch in 2014 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020). During this time I have gained an insight in several different departments. Although each area can be very different, I am committed to delivering a high level of service to all clients. I assist with a range of immigration matters for both business and […]

Jack Keats

Land development Residential property Rural and farming Farming and landed estates I am a solicitor in the rural services team, working with clients on a range of real estate transactions. My clients are landowners and farmers. I assist on both sales and purchases of agricultural property and land development transactions. My clients benefit from clear […]

Mala Sidebottom

I am a Partner and qualified medical doctor, specialising in helping clients who have suffered illness and injury as a result of substandard medical care. The clients I work for are individuals who have experienced injury due to medical negligence. Many of the claims I handle have left the client with a permanent disability, or […]

Abigail Sclanders

I am a paralegal with over five years’ experience in private client work. I support individuals with the administration of a loved one’s estate. The period following the death of a loved one can be a very difficult and stressful time. I support executors and personal representatives who have been appointed by the deceased under […]

Aimee Dooley-Cox

Will drafting Probate and Estate Administration Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications Trust creation and administration Tax planning I deal with all aspects of private client work for individuals. I work with a variety of individuals, local residents of the firm and their families tend to make up a large proportion of my […]

Alex Wavell

I work as a private client chartered tax advisor, specialising in inheritance tax and the taxation of trusts. I advise clients about their succession and estate planning, as well as the potential mitigation of future inheritance tax on death. I also provide advice on the tax consequences of certain transactions, for example the disposal of […]

Alison Lloyd

I have worked in probate for over 20 years and act for executors and personal representatives – both private individuals and professionals – advising them on all aspects of probate. My clients are often close family members or friends of a deceased person who have been appointed executor or personal representative. I also act for […]

Amie Ketteridge-Lowe

I am a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a member of the clinical negligence team based in our Richmond office. Our clients have suffered serious avoidable injury because efforts to treat them have gone wrong, so they and those who love them are often quite distressed when they come to us. […]

Chris Jacobs

Probate – Administration of Estates Court of Protection – Financial management Tax Trusts I am a paralegal in our Lymington office, part of the Private Wealth team since 2012, with expertise in the following areas of Court of Protection, Wills Tax and Trust and Probate. Our clients are a variety of ages and from a […]

Sue Lambert

Corporate insolvency Personal insolvency Litigation Restructuring I am a Paralegal in the Insolvency and Restructuring team.  I work with insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals to find solutions to issues arising out of financial difficulties or changes of circumstances. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, running, cross stitching, crocheting and going to the cinema.

Karen Ubhi

Catastrophic injuries Medical negligence I specialise in providing legal support to those who have experienced catastrophic failings at the hands of healthcare providers and medical practitioners. Our clients are individuals who have sustained life changing injuries through no fault of their own. I help them obtain compensation that enables them to resume as much of […]

Sophie Davies

Major trauma Personal injury Rehabilitation Brain injury Amputation I joined Moore Blatch in 2012 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) and worked as a paralegal in personal injury before becoming a trainee solicitor in 2014. I trained in family, employment and serious injury before qualifying as a solicitor in 2016 and joining the Major Trauma team. […]

Christopher Saunders

My clients are private individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. I help my clients by providing extensive knowledge of the property market in and around Richmond, an area I have lived and worked in for many years. With extensive experience in conveyancing and general property matters, I provide clients with a personal service at […]

Caroline Cable

Residential sales and purchases Transfers of equity Re-mortgages I am a paralegal in the Richmond property team and assist consultant solicitor Christopher Saunders. I have particular expertise supporting and guiding clients through the conveyancing process. I am now studying to qualify as a Licenced Conveyancer. I am part of a team that supports clients buying […]

Rob Evans

Professional negligence claims Recovery of losses caused by the mis-selling of financial products Recoveries of losses caused by cybercrime Banking and financial services litigation Disputed debt recovery When people have been let down by professional and trusted advisors, they will inevitably be nervous about who to trust, and will likely need support to understand what […]

Thomas Clark

Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) transactional work Complex and niche reorganisations and restructuring Employee incentives I specialise in advising TMT businesses in respect of corporate finance and corporate structures. My expertise also extends to complex reorganisations and restructurings having completed a number of high value reorganisations and restructurings in the last 36 months, some of which […]

Jan Galloway

I am a partner in the family team and have over 28 years experience in all aspects of family law. I help clients at the commencement of their relationship as well as those facing divorce and separation. My clients are drawn from many different professions and industry sectors, both in the UK and abroad, and […]

Eman Hassan

Brain injuries Amputations Complex musculoskeletal injuries Rehabilitation Fatalities I joined Moore Blatch in 2013 (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) as a paralegal working in the Education and Industrial Disease departments. I moved to the Major Trauma team in May 2016, working closely with Trevor Sterling, Partner for Medical Relations and head of the Major Trauma […]

Callum Leary

I work with private clients through to multinational companies involved with multi-million pound transactions. Many of my clients specialise in investment, landlord and tenant, development and real estate finance. Over the past few years, I have supported clients on a variety of issues related to property law. I am a member of Moore Barlow’s Richmond […]

Naomi Greenwood

Advertising and media Banking and finance Hospitality and leisure Technology and telecommunications I advise both businesses and individuals on employment law matters  including: performing a general advisory role to HR and in house counsel advising on termination agreements involving complex remuneration and reward packages bonus and profit share disputes relocations and redundancies employment tribunal litigation […]

Fiona Heald

Lasting powers of attorney Attorney/Deputy advice Any property and financial applications at Court of Protection Advice on Adult Services care fees funding Advice regarding financial abuse I ensure that my clients are given a voice so that they are able to achieve what they wish. I pride myself on providing a highly personalised service to […]

Abi Fletcher

Delays in diagnosing cancer Complex orthopaedic and sports injuries, for example ACL reconstructions General surgery and surgical complications Birth injuries and cerebral palsy Delays in identifying sepsis I am an experienced senior solicitor in the medical negligence team, supporting clients with all forms of medical negligence claims, ensuring that they have the finance they require […]

Stephanie Clark

Retail Travel and leisure Telecommunications Care sector I advise employees and employers on a broad range of employment issues. My clients are corporate businesses of all sizes, and employees. I most commonly support them with: Drafting and updating employment contracts and handbooks GDPR from an employer/employee perspective Settlement agreements (drafting on behalf of the employer […]

Melanie McCracken

Remortgages Acting for Freeholders and Investor clients of blocks of flats Equity Release Mortgages Transfers of Equity I am a solicitor in our Richmond office, having joined Moore Blatch (now Moore Barlow as of May 2020) over 5 years ago I currently specialise in the above aspects of residential conveyancing. My clients are typically private […]

Philip Whitcomb

Drafting complex wills Inheritance and capital gains tax planning Farming partnerships Succession planning for farmers and landed estates Heritage law I work in the firm’s private wealth team and specialise in succession planning, asset protection, heritage law and tax advice for individuals, trusts and family businesses. My clients include owners of landed estates, farmers, high-net-worth […]

Katy Withers

First Registrations Residential Sales and Purchases Financing/re-financing Commercial Property I am a Solicitor in our Lymington Office and part of the Real Estate team. I started working in residential property in 2014 and have an extensive knowledge of the New Forest and surrounding area. My clients range from first time buyers in their early 20’s […]

Sarah Jordan

A trusted legal adviser to the rural sector,  my client base is focused on acting for families of landed estates, farms, landowners, equestrian businesses and lifestyle clients looking to set up home and connections in the country from a city base. I head up the Rural Services team at Moore Barlow and we are able […]

Adam Curry

Adult and Child Brain Injury Spinal Injury Orthopaedic and Amputation claims Fatal Accident claims Claims involving complex causation issues I work within the firm’s Serious Injury Team and I act for individuals who have suffered life changing injuries. I help to secure compensation so that my clients can start to rebuild their lives. My background […]

David Bright

Mergers and acquisitions Business affairs Joint ventures Company restructuring Partnership matters A partner in the firm’s corporate team, I help clients drive forward their commercial transactions. My clients range from global companies to SMEs. I provide responsive and effective support for my clients with attention to detail and quick thinking. A thorough understanding of my […]

Georgina Buckingham

I am a team leader in the banks and lenders team. I work on a range legal matters to help recover assets on behalf of major lenders and mortgage providers. Extensive practical experience over many years, combined with a detailed knowledge of this area of the law means we can act quickly and decisively on […]

Anna West

Mergers and acquisitions Group re-structures Shareholder arrangements Directors’ duties Employee share schemes I am a solicitor working in the Corporate Team at the Chandlers Ford office. I work with SMEs to find the best deal for them on acquisitions and to maximise value on disposals. I like to apply the law in a practical way […]

Mea North

I am a solicitor in the community care and public law team. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. My clients often need support in accessing and understanding NHS and social care services to ensure they have all the support and assistance necessary either at home or in […]

Caroline Buckingham

Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries Cases involving the elderly Cases involving complex liability or causation issues Fatal accident claims I am an associate solicitor. I specialise in helping individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury as a result of medical negligence. My clients are individuals who have suffered injuries of maximum […]

Sarah Watley

I am a partner and head of the firm’s banks and lenders team. I specialise in residential and commercial possession claims, property litigation, shortfall claims, debt recovery and professional negligence litigation. My clients are major financial lenders and mortgage providers who I support with quick responses and no-nonsense legal advice that helps them recover their […]

Susannah Marsh

I am a Partner in the firm’s banks and lenders team. I assist major lenders and mortgage providers with complex residential and commercial possession claims, property litigation, shortfall claims and debt recovery. I provide clients with effective solutions and the necessary support and guidance to help them recover their money as quickly and cost-effectively as […]

Edward Whittington

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and becoming interested in law I seemed to face the unfortunate choice of forging a career of legal excellence in London or having a life. The most difficult decision I have ever had to make, but going against the crowd of all my peers I chose the latter. […]

Peter Worrall

Debt recovery Commercial litigation Banking litigation Contentious insolvency I am a solicitor in the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team, specialising in debt recovery. I also support the firm’s lender services team. My clients include national banks, accountants, the motor industry, recruitment consultants, lettings agents, property developers, healthcare professionals, insolvency practitioners and private individuals looking […]

Paul Kingsley

Obstetric claims – events at birth leading to a child’s brain injury Brain and neurological injury, including encephalitis Orthopaedic, spinal and cauda equina claims Cardiological, surgical and medical claims I am an experienced solicitor acting on behalf of claimants in medical negligence cases. I take a balanced view and have a tactically advantageous understanding of […]

Katy Barber

I am a Senior Associate in the family law team with over 10 years’ specialist experience. I help clients who are facing relationship breakdown and those who are starting out in their relationship who wish to protect their current or future assets. I routinely support clients with matters relating to child arrangements following separation and […]

Stephen Ball

I am a partner in the firm’s land development team advising on all matters related to residential land development. I support clients with land acquisition and sale, options and conditional contracts, overage, development agreements, joint ventures, infrastructure agreements and plot sales. I have acted for a number of my client’s for many years and take […]

Emma Edis

Retail Travel and leisure Telecommunications Education Care sector As an experienced solicitor, I advise employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. My clients are large corporate businesses and SMEs based throughout the South of England.  I also act for senior executives and directors. I specialise in supporting clients by: Drafting and updating senior […]

Steven Watts

Land development Land promotion I am an associate solicitor in the firm’s land development team. I advise residential and commercial developers in connection with land acquisitions, options, conditional contracts, overage agreements and development agreements. I have developed particular expertise in working with land promoters and landowners in connection with strategic land opportunities. I also work […]

Kirsty Bowyer

I am a solicitor with the firm’s corporate team. I help clients extract the best value from their corporate deals. My clients range from medium sized organisations to global companies. I specialise in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and buy ins, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and fundraisers. I provide clients with clear, practical advice based […]

Christopher Ward

I am a specialist in property law, working as a consultant to the firm’s property team. Most of my clients are high net worth individuals looking for expert advice regarding the management of their property portfolios. My clients are looking for a proactive approach and excellent attention to detail, with any legal issues resolving quickly […]

Shaun Webb

I am a Conveyancer (ACILEx) in the Land Development team, helping clients with various aspects of land development and commercial property. I act for a wide variety of national house builders, private developers and individuals, assisting them with land acquisitions, option agreements, conditional contracts, development agreements, infrastructure agreements and plot sales. My clients typically require […]

Peter Stagg

Court of Protection Personal Injury Trusts Inheritance Tax planning Wills I am a solicitor in the firm’s Private Wealth team, specialising in personal injury trusts, powers of attorney, Wills, inheritance tax planning, and applications to the Court of Protection to manage the financial affairs of vulnerable persons. My clients are often the most at risk […]

Nicole Millard Sharp

I am a senior solicitor in the firm’s commercial property team, advising banks and lenders. I work with banks and lenders and advise them on repossession sales. I also advise on borrowers’ applications that affect the security following completion of a loan, such as leases, transfers of equity or sales of part. My clients receive […]

Michelle Halsall

I am a Litigation Support Lawyer in the firm’s personal injury team, helping clients who have been in road traffic accidents secure compensation. I support clients with clear and practical advice, helping them secure fair compensation as quickly as possible. Clients often have a number of questions and concerns and find it reassuring that we […]

Tim Spring

I am the former head of the clinical negligence team and now work as a consultant for the firm. I help clients navigate complex claims involving death and serious neurological or obstetric injury resulting from medical mismanagement. My clients include those who have suffered serious physical or emotional trauma arising from clinical negligence. Before returning […]

Vicky Hydon

I am a consultant in the firm’s medical negligence team, specialising in supporting clients who have complex, high-value claims due to negligence in medicine and surgery. I have a specialist interest in neo-natal deaths/injury, spinal cord injury, diabetic claims, orthopaedic claims and sight loss claims. I am experienced with acting for those who suffer serious […]

Carol Thomas

I provide legal support to individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. My clients are often private individuals seeking compensation for serious injuries they have sustained through no fault of their own. Many of my clients have experienced brain or orthopaedic injuries as a result of medical negligence. I help clients with general enquiries regarding their […]

Rebecca Millington

I am a senior manager in the firm’s probate team. I help clients with the administration of estates, particularly those with high value assets or complex family issues. My clients are executors to a will and are often close friends or relations of the deceased. I help clients resolve any issues and distribute the assets of […]

Denise Deakin

I am an experienced medical negligence specialist. I have extensive experience in settling a wide variety of medical negligence claims on behalf of clients, helping secure compensation for their injuries and providing for future medical and care needs. I support clients who have suffered brain injuries such as HSE encephalitis, septicaemia, loss of vision, hearing […]

Sarah Stanton

I have been qualified as a solicitor for more than 25 years and have specialised in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury throughout that time. I now practise exclusively in the field of clinical negligence from our Richmond office. My clients are based throughout the country and I am happy to see clients at home, in […]

Jeremy Over

I am an experienced and dynamic company lawyer delivering strategic legal solutions to my clients to help them achieve their commercial objectives. My clients are companies requiring legal expertise to help them with a wide range of acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings. I also help my clients with shareholders’ agreements, general company law, insolvency matters, partnerships and […]

Debra Emery

I am a highly experienced partner specialising in medium to high value family law cases, particularly where there are property portfolios, businesses, farms, unusual or complicated assets and trusts. I am ranked Band 1 as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for 2020. I am also a top-rated lawyer in Chambers UK 2020. My […]

Amy Adair

Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries Cases involving complex liability or causation issues Fatal accident claims Brain injury I am an associate solicitor helping individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries, severe head injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries to receive the compensation they deserve so that they can access the support, rehabilitation and medical […]

Sarah Crookall

Commercial contracts Intellectual property issues Franchising Telecoms Information technology matters Corporate support – getting your company ready for sale. I advise clients on: Terms and conditions for the supply and purchase of goods and services Agency, distribution and reseller agreements Franchising, licensing and outsourcing agreements Intellectual property issues Telecoms agreements Outsourcing, procurement and logistics arrangements […]

Andrew Reid

Recovery of losses caused by the mis-selling of financial products Recovery of certain losses caused by cybercrime Recovery of loss caused by negligent solicitors and surveyors Disputed debt recovery When people have been let down by professionals, they will inevitably be nervous about who to trust, and will likely need support to understand what their […]

Julian Parkes

Land development Real estate Leisure Marine Rural I specialise in assisting clients with the purchase and management of commercial investment property portfolios and leisure properties. I work with a wide range of commercial property clients across a number of sectors. In addition to real estate, I also have extensive experience in the sale and purchase […]

Dorothy Agnew

Commercial Intellectual property IT/Telecoms Yachting I specialise in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Privacy.  In particular I advise on IT and non-IT outsourcing agreements, development and commercialisation of new technologies, eCommerce, and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights. I also provide businesses with advice on a variety of general commercial […]

James Glasper

Complex head, spinal, orthopaedic and fatal accident claims Amputee claims Claims involving complex liability or causation issues Cases involving jurisdictional issues Coroners’ inquests I work in the serious injury team specialising in supporting clients who have suffered injuries of maximum severity as a result of negligence. My clients are children and adults who have suffered […]

Fadwa Errhioui

Catastrophic injuries Child brain injuries Adult brain injuries Spinal cord injuries I am a Partner in the firm’s serious injury team and I specialise in high value, complex claims representing both adults and children. I am passionate about the work I do and I help my clients with arranging private medical treatment, rehabilitation and securing […]

Maya Sushila

I am a partner in the firm’s medical negligence team, helping clients with complex claims resulting from substandard healthcare and medical practices. As a medical negligence specialist, my clients are those who have sustained orthopaedic, gynaecological, obstetric or brain injuries, often with life changing or catastrophic results. I also have a particular interest in handling […]

Christian Bear

I am a team leader in the banks and lenders team. I specialise in both residential and commercial property possessions on behalf of major lenders and mortgage providers. We help our clients recover their money as quickly and cost effectively as possible, using our many years of practical experience in this area. We can also […]

Martyn Healy

I am a paralegal in the asset recovery team, specialising in recoveries litigation on behalf of banks and lenders. My clients are banks and lenders looking to recover their money quickly and in the most cost-effective way possible. From taking possession of the property and selling it quickly, to recovering shortfalls and pursuing professional negligence […]

Luc Algar

I am a partner in our commercial property team and also the head of our Real Estate division. My role allows me to spend time with all of our Real Estate teams across all of our offices and closely monitor the ups and downs in all property sectors. It is a real privilege for me […]

Roger Bailey

IT/technology/telecoms Financial services Motor industry Retail Healthcare I am a pro-active, hands on corporate partner and head a team of 16 corporate and commercial solicitors. I have over 25 years’ experience supporting clients with M&A, private equity and public markets deals. My clients range from medium-sized organisations to global companies. I help them extract the […]

Brenda King

I am a legal secretary to the head of the medical negligence department, Tim Spring. I am a direct point of contact for clients when Tim is in meetings or with clients. Having been through a medical negligence claim myself, I appreciate what our clients are going through. It is important that clients know that […]

Michael Hayward

I am a senior solicitor with the firm’s personal injury team. I help clients who have suffered injury as a result of someone else’s negligence secure the compensation they deserve. I specialise in helping clients that have complex, higher value multi-track claims. Many of my clients’ principal injury involves chronic pain. I provide clients with […]

Siobhan Thomas

Serious personal injury claims Catastrophic injuries – child and adult brain injury Spinal cord injuries Multiple complex orthopaedic injuries Fatal accident claims including coroners’ inquests I represent individuals who have suffered a serious injury through no fault of their own. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events and life changing injuries that have seriously […]

Claire Haverfield

I am an experienced partner and help businesses and individuals deal with and find effective resolutions to a wide range of disputes. My clients are both businesses and individuals who come to me for advice regarding commercial disputes, professional negligence claims, intellectual property, and disputes arising out of wills, inheritance and trusts. Businesses of all […]

Polly Cross

I am an associate in the firm’s corporate team specialising in company formations and company secretarial matters. I work with clients from a range of corporate and commercial backgrounds. I specialise in company formations and support corporate teams on mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and refinancing matters. My clients also seek my help with a wide […]

Donna Woodbridge

Professional negligence Insolvency Business recovery Debt recovery Real estate litigation I am often the first point of contact for clients contacting the firm. I work with many different types of clients and liaise with our legal teams on their behalf. My role is to provide secretarial support to several different legal teams. As such, I […]

Janice Taylor

I am a senior plot sales conveyancer working with the land development team. I support clients who are selling new-build properties. My clients are national house-builders and developers looking to sell their new-build properties as quickly as possible. Speed is of the essence, so I help them by ensuring that the conveyancing process runs like […]

Katherine Maxwell

I am a partner and head of the firm’s employment law team and work from our Richmond and Southampton offices. I advise clients on all aspects of employment law. My clients range from large corporates to small companies. I also advise individuals including senior executives, directors and senior managers. Whatever problem they are facing, my […]

Peter Jeffery

Technology, media and telecommunications I am a partner in the corporate team and am recognised as a leader in advising technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) businesses in respect of corporate finance transactions and corporate structures (and restructuring insolvent companies). Most of my clients are TMT based, most of which I have acted on behalf of […]

Martin Duck

I practice in the land development team and work with some of the country’s leading national and regional house builders. Having first qualified as a chartered surveyor, I know land development inside out meaning clients benefit from my excellent understanding of the development process from the initial identification of land opportunities (which I refer to […]

Mark Osgood

Insolvency Professional negligence Lenders Transport Leisure I am a partner and head of the professional negligence team. I also head the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team, and have a special interest in marine legal matters. My clients are professional practices such as solicitors, surveyors, architects and accountants who I help in dealing with negligence […]

David Thompson

Business and financial crime, fraud, police and other investigations, directors representation Regulatory investigations by the HSE, Environment Agency, Trading Standards Agency etc. Transport, HGV’s, Public Inquiries and court representation Road traffic offences I act for individuals, companies and partnerships who are charged with or investigated for potential offences by the police or other regulatory bodies. […]

Anne Cassidy

I lead the Moore Barlow clinical negligence team. I worked as a Junior Hospital Doctor before I decided to study law and spent the first twelve years of my legal career advising the NHS on the fair management of clinical claims.  I am accredited by the Law Society as a clinical negligence specialist. I have […]

Damian Horan

Adult and child severe brain injuries Spinal cord injury Recognised as one of the UK’s leading catastrophic personal injury lawyers, I am the firm’s senior partner and head of personal injury, based at our London office. I also have overall responsibility for the firm’s litigation service. I have two key areas of practice which I […]

Debt recovery

Recovering your debts quickly and cost-effectively letting you get on with business A debt can be a distraction, and needs to be recovered quickly and cost-effectively. Unpaid debts could harm your business, from affecting cash flow to damaging your reputation. Acting quickly and appropriately is vital to ensure the matter doesn’t drag on. Our team […]

Family offices

Specialist support for family offices We offer specialist legal support based on industry leading experience for high net worth families, their business and investments. Our cross disciplinary practice can provide both single and multi family offices with a comprehensive service to meet the unique requirements of modern family offices. Holistic family services We provide practical […]

Financial services litigation

Expert support and results when borrowers default We provide robust enforcement of your loans that are in default while ensuring that your customers are treated fairly. We offer a swift and efficient service that gets results quickly and effectively on your behalf. Whether you are a commercial or residential mortgage lender, second charge, bridging or […]

Immigration

Providing effective legal solutions for those seeking to live, work and invest in the UK. UK immigration law can be complicated, and changes frequently. To ensure your immigration plans succeed, it helps to have experts who can explain how the system works and guide you to the right solutions. As experienced immigration lawyers, we provide […]

Business dispute resolution

How to deal with a business dispute, including alternatives to going to court There are many types of business dispute, ranging from contractual disputes through to internal business disputes. You will want to know the potential impact of any dispute and to understand your prospects and your options. There are several routes besides going to […]

Insolvency and restructuring

Finding the right solution for your business when facing severe financial challenges or insolvency We help you resolve your financial issues by providing expert advice tailored to your individual circumstances. We deal with all aspects of insolvency, business recovery and restructuring. Experienced insolvency lawyers All businesses will face financial challenges at some point and very […]

Commercial and technology

Smooth running of your business with robust agreements that protect you and your customers Protecting your business and its assets is essential. You will also want to ensure consistency of approach across your whole business at both a corporate and operational level. You may also need support with specific requirements affecting your business sector such […]

Landed estates and farming

Project managing your rural business interests Helping you set out your personal plans for your rural business. Our experienced specialist rural legal team will support you with practical, clear advice, at our offices or in the comfort of your own home. Our understanding of rural, farming and family affairs can bring your business advantages and […]

Corporate

Corporate legal advice that understands your needs and is built around you Timely, concise and helpful legal advice can ensure you make the right corporate decisions quickly. With lawyers who understand your corporate objectives, you can benefit from proactive support to grasp opportunities and successfully conclude transactions. A law firm with extensive contacts can help […]

Manufacturing and logistics

Specialist support for manufacturing and logistics companies UK manufacturing is thriving. We are currently the world’s eighth largest industrial nation and currently projected to be in the top five by 2021. In the UK, around 4.5 million people are employed in manufacturing and logistics. From planning consent for multi-million pound developments to international mergers and […]

Employment

Giving you the confidence that you are fully compliant and meeting your responsibilities as an employer As an employer you face many demands, from dealing with disputes to ensuring you are compliant with the laws and regulations governing employment. Meeting all your responsibilities, and making sure your actions are legally correct, requires expert advice from […]

Real estate

Supporting property needs of businesses and developers What do we mean by the phrase ‘real estate’? Most would say ‘property in the form of land and buildings’. The chances are that you are reading this now because you need support with land and buildings of some description. At Moore Barlow all types of real estate […]

Financial services

Specialist support for financial services funding providers or users As providers of financial services funding to businesses or individuals, you will require support from experts that understand your specific legal and regulatory requirements. With detailed sector expertise we can advise you on practical solutions to complex issues. Our full-service offering means we have specialists that […]

Retail and leisure

Specialist solicitors for the retail and leisure sector Whatever the size of your business, it is important to take advice from a team that understands the needs of retail and leisure business in a rapidly changing environment. Having advised leading UK retail and leisure businesses, we have in-depth experience of this sector, enabling us to […]

Professional negligence

Swift and pain free support to ‘right the wrong’ when a professional hasn’t done their job properly We all rely on and trust a wide variety of professionals to give us good advice. If you have employed a solicitor, accountant, financial adviser, architect, surveyor or vet who has given you bad advice which has cost […]

Firm update: Coronavirus

As you will have seen, the situation over the spread of the coronavirus in the UK is rapidly changing, almost on a daily basis. Our priority at this time is to help safeguard the health and safety of our clients, contacts and staff, whilst also ensuring that we can continue to provide you with the […]

Moore Blatch welcomes six newly qualified solicitors following 100% retention rate

Moore Blatch, has seen a 100% retention rate of trainees on its well-established training programme this year, with six newly-qualified solicitors joining the firm. Moore Blatch is a leading UK law firm in the south, pushing the top 100 with ambitious plans for growth and a reputation for doing things differently. The training programme, which […]

Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge

Combination creates new Top 100 regional powerhouse with significant specialisms including private client, property and personal injury Leading UK law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins have agreed to merge, creating a new regional powerhouse firm with a significant geographic footprint across the South East. The merger has been approved unanimously by the two firms’ […]

£17,000 for sacked pregnant worker

Liz Earle beauty company has admitted to falling “short of our standards” after they were ordered to pay £17k to a pregnant employee who was made redundant. Helen Larkin, who had worked for Liz Earle for five years, was eight months pregnant when she was given two weeks’ notice of her redundancy. After unsuccessfully applying […]

Report on glaucoma patient delays released following call from local law firm

A report on the ‘Lack of timely monitoring of patients with Glaucoma’ has been released by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), following local law firm Moore Blatch’s request for an investigation. Moore Blatch supported a client who lost their sight due to this issue and secured a ¬£3.2m settlement on 28th October 2019. The […]

Moore Blatch wins two prestigious national awards

Moore Blatch has won gold at both the Personal Injury Awards 2019 and UK Diversity Legal Awards 2019 in the same week. On Wednesday, Moore Blatch’s Major Trauma team were winners in the Claimant Team of the Year category at the Personal Injury Awards. The awards, in their 12th year, celebrate the work of individuals […]

Equitisation of partnership at Moore Blatch

Moore Blatch has announced it is to transition to an all-equity partnership model. Previously, only 22 partners were equity partners with a further 27 being ‘salaried’. Now 47 partners become full business partners in the firm, having invested capital in return for a true share of annual profits. As part of the equitisation, Moore Blatch […]

Moore Blatch recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2020

Moore Blatch has been recognised by The Times in its prestigious Best Law Firms 2020 list , with a commendation for the firm’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams. This recognition comes after leading industry publication The Lawyer also cited Moore Blatch as a top UK law firm.

Moore Blatch continues to support SKS Business Services Ltd

Moore Blatch continues to support SKS Business Services Ltd (“SKS”) in the execution of its successful buy-and-build strategy by completing three further acquisitions over the summer of 2019. SKS is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants providing accounting, bookkeeping, tax, payroll and outsourced finance function services to a range of clients from UK-based sole traders, […]

Moore Blatch advises Venture Equity Partners on its acquisition of WA+A Maintenance Limited

Moore Blatch have recently advised Venture Equity Partners on its acquisition of  WA+A Maintenance Limited and its associated equity fundraising. WA+A Maintenance Limited is the first acquisition by Venture Equity’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning platform Scubair Limited. This was a particularly important deal for Scubair Limited as it has combined this transaction with bringing […]

Moore Blatch secures £3.2 million compensation for mother of three

Moore Blatch has successfully represented a mother of three who was left almost completely blind after University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust delayed her appointments. Despite her deteriorating sight, the Trust failed to initiate a programme of follow-up and treatment and it was not until 18 months later that she was told her sight loss […]

Moore Blatch pledges support to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Moore Blatch has selected the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as the firm’s first Charity of the Year. Under the new initiative, Moore Blatch will organise a full calendar year of activities – with the aim of fundraising for the charity. The partnership will also see Moore Blatch lawyers and staff donate their time and […]

Funding care for farmers

For anyone requiring long-term care the impact on family can be devastating, but for farmers it can affect their business as well as their home life – and often the two are intertwined. The financial implications of a farmer unable to work the land, or a family carer having to run the farming business at […]

Highest rankings for Moore Blatch in Chambers

Recognition demonstrates quality of legal services across the firm Moore Blatch has gained widespread recognition in Chambers, the UK’s leading guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the UK. Moore Blatch was recognised for 13 practice areas, all in the top 4 bands, as well as 21 individuals with many individuals rising up […]

Supervisor ordered to pay compensation

In an “unusual” move, a tribunal has ruled that a supervisor (as opposed to the employer) should pay a Claimant compensation. During a car journey, the supervisor made several racist remarks to the Claimant. The Claimant then told his manager what had happened, saying that as he considered the supervisor a racist, he didn’t feel […]

Across the board recognition for Moore Blatch in Legal 500

Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm, has gained widespread recognition in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, with the guide recognising 18 practice areas and 33 individuals. In an outstanding year for the firm, Moore Blatch is listed as a top tier firm for six practice areas with a further 12 […]

Moore Blatch sponsors 2019 Royal County of Berkshire Show

The leading firm is a Gold sponsor at the annual agricultural event Moore Blatch, one of the largest law firms in the South of England, is sponsoring a key event in the farming world. The Royal County of Berkshire Show will take place from the 21st to 22nd September 2019, of which the firm will […]

The importance of NHS Continuing Healthcare for Financial Advisers

The FTAdviser reports this week on the risk of litigation if a financial adviser has failed to consider all of the possible options for funding an individual’s care fees, including NHS Continuing Healthcare. Care fees can be expensive, particularly where an individual requires more complex interventions, or an intense level of support. Where they have […]

Moore Blatch headline sponsor for Silicon Cup 2019

The Silicon Cup Regatta, the number one networking event on the water for IT professionals, has announced Moore Blatch as its headline sponsor for the second year running. Launched in 2000, the Moore Blatch Silicon Cup regatta attracts some of the world’s leading IT firms. During that time, 7,000 people have taken part, competing in […]

BA fined £183 million

In the biggest fine to date from the Information Commissioner’s Office, British Airways (BA) has been fined £183 million for a widely publicised customer data breach, whereby users of their website were diverted to a fraudulent site and their details were harvested by hackers.

Impact of Annual Reviews on Care Provision

If you receive a financial contribution towards your care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, your needs should be assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic principle […]

Rising Star wins Gold for Lymington sailing duo at 420 World Championships

18-year-old sailors Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle, both from Royal Lymington Yacht Club, have won GOLD at the 2019 420 Women’s World Championships in Portugal. The Lymington duo narrowly beat their closest rivals from Italy. A clearly ecstatic Vita, who is sponsored by local law firm Moore Blatch, described the win as “the weirdest feeling […]

Moore Blatch raise funds for Smile4Wessex

Kathryn Grimes, Community Fundraising Officer, for Smile4Wessex, receives a cheque in the sum of ¬£2,389.40 from Matthew Claxson, Partner, at local law firm, Moore Blatch LLP. Matthew, along with a team from Moore Blatch LLP, recently walked 26 miles in one day from their Chandler’s Ford offices to their Lymington office in aid of Smile4Wessex. […]

Scaling Up for Success

Moore Blatch has recently partnered with Smith & Williamson to deliver a series of four Scaling up for Success seminars in 2019 to help founders and senior management teams in businesses that have an ambition to grow and ‘scale up’.

26 miles to raise Smiles4Wessex

20 members of the personal injury and private client teams at local law firm Moore Blatch recently took part in a 26-mile walk from the firm’s Chandler’s Ford office to its Lymington office, raising over ¬£2,200 for Smile4Wessex.  Smile4Wessex provides charitable support for the Wessex Neurological Centre, one of the largest and most highly respected […]

Moore Blatch shortlisted in the South Coast Property Awards

With offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, the 350 strong law firm has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Property Law Firm award in this year’s South Coast Property Awards. This award celebrates law firms whose property team has had an exceptional year, either in terms of volume of work, […]

10 firm-wide promotions at Moore Blatch

With the firm’s continued growth and success, Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm focused on supporting people, families and growth businesses for the long term, is delighted to announce 10 key promotions firm wide.

Tech update – Spring Summer 2019

Welcome to the Spring/Summer technology update, where we provide you with the latest information in the technology sector about key issues affecting you and your businesses.

It’s about time the government helped the NHS, not the insurance industry

If passed, the government’s proposals to extend the Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) fast track to cover most civil cases up to ¬£100,000 will enable insurance companies to save millions of pounds. In response, law firms will undoubtedly need to re-evaluate their caseloads and consider the most cost-effective ways to approach a claim, with the victim […]

Moore Blatch advises Crave Interactive Limited on its investment from Thailand’s True Corporation

Moore Blatch has advised Crave Interactive, the world-leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels, on its major investment by True Corporation, Thailand’s leading telecommunications provider. The deal provides a majority investment from True Digital & Media Platform Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of True Corporation Public Company Limited. The investment will […]

Rotterdam’s Port Invest takeover of Nature Group advised by Moore Blatch

Moore Blatch has advised Rotterdam based Port Invest B.V. on its recommended cash offer for all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Nature Group plc other than the shares already held by Port Invest. Port Invest was founded in 1986 and provides maritime and oil logistic services to sea-going vessels, major […]

My journey as a trainee solicitor

Firstly I must say I cannot believe that I am drawing to the end of my training contract at Moore Blatch. The gruelling process of applying for training contracts seems a lifetime ago and I can safely say it was all worth it! In light of this, I wanted to share a small insight into […]

Rural news – edition 8

In this edition we introduce you to members of our wider rural team and have included their articles on immigration solutions for farm workers post-BREXIT and professional negligence. As well as up-to-date information and articles on rural property and private client matters: mixed use advice for SDLT, assets of community value, tips for succession planning […]

Placing Encephalitis Treatment on the Clinical Radar

World Encephalitis Day is taking place this year on 22 February. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that affects up to 6000 people in the UK every year. Tim Spring, Chair of the Trustees at the Encephalitis Society and Head of Health Care and Clinical Negligence at Moore Blatch, urges greater awareness of the […]

Employment law update – December 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching we hope you enjoy reading through our last update of 2018.  In this edition we look at a dramatic rise in Employment Tribunal claims since fees for bringing an employment claim were abolished in July 2017.  We comment on the ruling of one of the most highly anticipated court […]

Morrisons loses at High Court

The supermarket Morrisons has failed in its challenge to the High Court that it be held liable for a security breach that saw the personal information of thousands of its staff posted online. The case, the first data-leak class action in the UK, follows the events of 2014 when Andrew Skelton, then a senior internal […]

Moore Blatch calls for greater support for ophthalmology patients

National law firm Moore Blatch is calling for greater support for ophthalmology patients from across the Isle of Wight and the South East following a recognition by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of the significant shortage of optometrist consultants in the UK.

Moore Blatch advises award winning jewellers, Allum & Sidaway

Leading law firm Moore Blatch LLP has advised Allum & Sidaway, an award-winning chain of jewellers, on their recent refinance to allow for refurbishment of their portfolio of stores. Established in 1942, Allum & Sidaway is a family-run business with stores in Hampshire, Dorset, Kent and Wiltshire.   Commenting on the deal, Richard Hughes said: “This important transaction […]

Drug and alcohol tests: what employers need to know

Barratt Developments recently announced it would introduce randomised drug and alcohol testing for staff to combat increased risks on building sites. But introducing such a policy is not without its challenges, as Katherine Maxwell from Moore Blatch explains.

Restore plc buys Portsmouth based Spinnaker Waste Management

Restore plc, one of the UKs leading document management and relocation support services providers, has purchased Spinnaker Waste Management Limited, a leading Portsmouth based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and electronic waste recycling company.

Moore Blatch strengthens Family Law team

Moore Blatch has further strengthened its Family Law team with the appointment of Sahil Aggarwal as solicitor – the third new appointment to the team this year.

Technology update – Winter 2018

In this edition we outline our top five rules for transactions and discuss the new framework for exchanges of personal data between the EU and US for commercial purposes.

Employment law update – October 2018

As autumn arrives, we provide you with this month’s edition where we take a look at the new Government LGBT action plan to help you as employers and employees deal with LGBT discrimination. Also in this month’s issue, we dig deeper into a recent case about holiday pay and whether voluntary overtime should be included. […]

Should you pay national minimum wage for sleep-in/on-call workers?

‘Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake’This case considered whether two care workers (Mrs Tomlinson-Blake and Mr Shannon) were entitled to national minimum wage for the whole time they were ‘on-call’ during the night, or just when their services were called upon.Finding in favour of the employer, the Court of Appeal decided that only the time spent […]

Rural news – edition 7

In this edition, we feature an article on the £16,000 fine for breach of Work at Height Regulations received by a Somerset farming company and our private client team highlight why every farmer should have a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Employment law update – July 2018

In this month’s newsletter we unravel the government’s new guidance on what not to wear in the workplace. Also in a month when employment issues seem to be dominating the news, we go behind the headlines to explain how these landmark cases will potentially impact on your business. Should you be worried about the aftermath […]

Supreme Court rules wife cannot divorce

Today’s Supreme Court ruling in the Owens v Owens case may lock unhappy husbands or wives into a further five years of marriage if only one partner wants a divorce warns divorce lawyers at Moore Blatch.

Hospital discharge

When you leave hospital, it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that you are medically fit for discharge and have adequate support in place. This factsheet explains what to expect when you are discharged from hospital as well as your entitlement to an assessment and continuing care and support.

Jo’s story

Take a moment to listen to Jo’s story as a result of negligent knee surgery after she had a road traffic injury.

Moore Blatch Aspiring Lawyers

There are different ways to qualify as a solicitor and we are always looking for ways to inspire and support aspiring lawyers and have recently launched our Moore Blatch Aspiring Lawyers Group.

Moore Blatch announces 17 firm wide promotions

Moore Blatch solicitors, which has offices in Southampton, Lymington, the City of London and Richmond, has announced 17 firm-wide promotions including four partner promotions, three new partners and six new associate solicitors. Moore Blatch is one of the largest law firms in the South of England, employing around 300 people. It reported income of almost […]

Employment law update – May 2018

This month we will be discussing the gender pay gap and those that failed to report before the deadline of the 4th April. We also look at Facebook’s data processing scandal and how it has brought the GDPR to light in the press. We also detail the most significant change to the taxation of termination […]

GDPR and Immigration Exemptions

In a few weeks, data protection rules across Europe will experience their biggest change in the last 20 years.  On 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Bill 29017 (that incorporates provisions of GDPR) will come into force in the UK. It will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of their […]

Community care newsletter – edition one

We are delighted to introduce our new quarterly e-newsletter aimed at professionals in the health and social care sector. We hope to tackle issues that affect individuals who are in receipt of care and support from the NHS or Local Authority and help you, as professionals in this field, to add value to the individuals […]

Moore Blatch Business Magazine – edition two

Articles range from looking at the City’s property market, the risks of social media and introducing a new way to solve commercial disputes. We also introduce our new managing partner as well asour new home in Southampton.

Moore Blatch shortlisted in three Solent Deal Awards

Moore Blatch has been shortlisted for three Solent Deal Awards.  With offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, the 350 strong firm has been shortlisted for overall ‘Law Firm of the Year’, as well as in both the Mid-Range and Large deals categories.

Beware of annual reviews

Anyone who receives a financial contribution towards their care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, ought to have their needs assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic […]

Hospital discharge for children

When your child leaves hospital it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that he or she is medically fit for discharge and you have adequate support. This factsheet explains what to expect when your child is discharged from hospital, their entitlement to an assessment as well as continuing care and support.

Rural news – edition 6

In this edition of rural news, we feature an article on the possible solutions of recruiting seasonal workers after Brexit, details on a farming dispute following a family bereavement and we look into the loophole giving an Estate’s residential tenants the right to enfranchise and buy. We also feature a piece on GDPR, which comes […]

Collaborative process

The collaborative process is a bespoke and more dignified process, enabling morecreative options tailored to you and your family to be generated.

Genetic Haemochromatosis

Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH), also known as hereditary haemochromatosis, is an inherited condition in which a faulty gene causes the body to absorb too much iron from the diet.

Employment law update – Mar 2018

There are a number of hot topics in the press at the moment for us to update you on, not least the upcoming implementation of the GDPR and the looming deadline for gender pay gap reporting.

Town and country homes

Your legal advice on your dream home or investment should come from those with expert knowledge of law and who genuinely understand you and your aims.

Commercial property and development

Your legal advice on successful property transactions should come from a lawyer that can help you mitigate risks and take a commercial and pragmatic approach.

Landed estates and farming

Your legal advice on rural, farming and family affairs should come from those with expert knowledge of law, combined with a genuine understanding of life in the country.

NHS Continuing Healthcare

Individuals with a primary health need are entitled to fully funded care from the NHS. This factsheet explains NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply if you think you or a family member might be eligible, the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.

Mental Health, section 117 aftercare

If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This factsheet explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided.

Personal health budgets – children

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.

Family mediation

Mediation is a process whereby you and your former partner sit around a table (or occasionally in separate rooms) to discuss matters with the help of a neutral third party, the mediator. Our Family mediators are trained by Resolution and are also solicitors at Moore Blatch.

Stanhope-Seta – interview with director, Giles Verity

What will happen when the oil runs out? In particular to those companies involved in black gold? It’s a question that elicits fascinating responses from those involved in the oil industry, not least from Giles Verity, whose family business derives 80% of its revenue from petrochemicals. The test equipment and quality control instruments designed and […]

Young boy sustained a significant brain injury

We are acting for the family of a young boy who sustained a significant brain injury as a result of a compound skull fracture requiring excision of a significant component of his left frontal lobe. Since then our client has also suffered from epileptic fits. He also has significant learning and behavioral problems as a […]

NHS Continuing Healthcare for children and young people

This factsheet is designed to explain what NHS continuing care is and how to apply for it if you think you or a family member under the age of 18 might be eligible. It also covers the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.

Decision making for other people

Nobody has an automatic right to make decisions on someone else’s behalf, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them. This factsheet explains how a person can give someone authority to provide that support.

Moore Blatch advises on Ingersoll-Rand’s acquisition of ICS Group Holdings

Moore Blatch’s corporate and property teams have advised the shareholders of ICS Group Holdings Limited (ICS Cool Energy) on the successful sale of the group to Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. ICS Cool Energy will be part of Ingersoll Rand’s Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) business.

Clinical negligence

This factsheet explains what to do in the unlikely event something does go wrong; the background to bringing a clinical negligence claim, what bringing a claim involves, the procedure for bringing a claim, and what exactly can be claimed.

Adult safeguarding

Sadly, in our society there are many vulnerable people who have a need for care and support who may be experiencing, or are at risk of abuse or neglect. This factsheet is designed to explain the role of social care in supporting vulnerable adults and protecting them against the risk of abuse or neglect.

Paying for residential care

If you or a loved one requires residential care, the first question often asked is “who will pay?” Paying for care can be complex often requiring professional advice and support.

Judicial Review

Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function.

Moore Blatch boosts family law team

Southampton based law firm Moore Blatch has appointed Sarah French as Associate.  This follows the appointment of Victoria Walker as Partner.  Sarah will be based in Southampton, and Victoria in Moore Blatch’s Richmond office.

Employment law update – Jan 2018

Before the Christmas break there were a lot of employment-law related news and cases hitting the headlines, and here we bring you what we see as some of the most important, including a full update on Uber, and the Government’s proposal for a bereaved parental leave allowance.

Moore Blatch boosts family law team

Top 100 law firm Moore Blatch has appointed Victoria Walker as Partner.  A specialist in family law,  Victoria joins from Downs Solicitors LLP.

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.

Michelin’s acquisition of Tructyre Fleet Management advised by Moore Blatch

Tructyre Fleet Management, the well known truck tyre supplier and service provider with 26 service centres across the UK, has been acquired by the Michelin Group.  Legal advice to founding director and shareholder, Glenn Sherwood, was provided by Moore Blatch, which has completed over ¬£500 million of corporate transactions over the last 18 months.  Corporate […]

Successful resolution of farming family feud

Acting for a landowner involved in a bitter and complicated partnership dispute with another member of his family.  Through negotiation and mediation, we brought the dispute to a successful resolution involving the separation of two farms and also advised our client on the partnership and tax planning issues involved.

Sam Willey joins Moore Blatch as Partner

Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm, has boosted their Land Development team with the appointment of residential and commercial land development specialist Sam Willey as Partner.

Moore Blatch advise on Coach in a Box sale

Coach in a Box, a global consultancy group offering innovative coaching services, has been acquired by BTS Group AB (BTS), with legal advice being provided by Moore Blatch and financial advice by Assay Advisory.

Moore Blatch signs up to Shared Forest Business Group

During the course of 2016, nearly 100 New Forest animals were killed by vehicles travelling along roads through the New Forest.  Moore Blatch is one of several local employers that has signed up to the Shared Forest Business Group, a charter where members agree to promote safe driving on Forest roads.

Rural news – edition 5

In this edition we feature a guest article from Alan Riley, property law consultant at Property PSL limited. He provides an update on restrictive covenants which featured as part of his monthly commercial update. As it is shooting season, the team look at licensed shoots and shooting rights. We also have articles on why landowners, […]

Over 6 million people cohabit, many in legal ignorance

Over six million people in the UK choose to cohabit, of which 1.9 million have dependent children.  For many years Moore Blatch has tried to raise awareness of the fact that many couples fail to understand that they have little, if any, legal protection if they separate.  For this reason, law firm Moore Blatch supports […]

Olympic Gold sailing contenders sponsored by lawyers Moore Blatch

2020 women’s Olympic sailing contenders and British team members 22-year-old Megan Brickwood and 20-year-old Ellie Aldridge have received a three-year sponsorship from lawyers, Moore Blatch, in their bid to become medal winners in the 49er FX class at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, held in Tokyo.

Employment law update – Nov 2017

This month, we will be discussing the parameters of the new Vento bands and bringing you a summary of the recent Acas guidance on how employers can support employees with seriously ill, premature or stillborn babies and the development of the apprenticeship levy since its introduction in April 2017.

Violent assault resulting in brain injury

We are acting for the wife of a man who was brutally assaulted and sustained significant, irreversible brain damage as a result. The claim is being pursued through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The injuries are of such severity that the Claimant will remain in full-time institutional care and his wife is being appointed as […]

Liberata UK Limited purchase Trustmarque

We recently acted for Liberata UK Limited in relation to its purchase of Trustmarque. Liberata is a business process outsourcer based in Central London with 14 offices around the UK.

Success in court means husband has to share assets

We acted for a wife divorcing her husband, who was a retired royal navy officer. Prior to instructing us, the couple had attempted mediation, but the process had failed as the husband did not accept the need to share the assets, including his royal navy pension, with his wife. We advised the wife on what […]

£11 million divorce case involving commercial property assets

We acted for the wife of a successful businessman in a high court divorce case involving assets of about £11 million, including a commercial property portfolio. There were complex issues around the possible sale of the family home for development and the extraction of monies from the commercial property portfolio.

Successful resolution of longstanding dispute with builder

We were approached by an individual who had become embroiled in an on-going dispute with the building contractor he had used to carry out significant works on a coastal investment property. The relationship had soured and our client was under threat of being sued for non-payment by the building contractor’s solicitor. We were instructed to […]

Moore Blatch is delighted to announce commercial property expert Richard Hughes as partner

Richard, who is based in the firm’s City of London office, specialises in commercial property and land development. He acts on a wide range of commercial property transactions, including property investment, corporate occupier and retail property work. Richard’s experience also includes acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management and landlord and tenant instructions.

Moore Blatch supports AquAid

We at Moore Blatch are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day.

Substantial six figure sum obtained for client involved in a head on collision

Moore Blatch acted for a passenger in a car that was involved in a head-on collision. Our client suffered various orthopaedic injuries together with a closed head injury that resulted in cognitive deficit. The case went to the Court of Appeal and the client was awarded just over £200,000 in personal injury compensation.

Moore Blatch celebrates record year in Legal 500 rankings

Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm with offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has been widely recognised in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, for 15 of its work areas and 40 of its solicitors.

Successful resolution of dispute between housebuilder and new homeowners

We acted for a well-known national house builder who was experiencing difficulty in recovering rent charges on one of its residential housing developments. As is often the case with such developments, our client operated a rent charge scheme whereby the individual home owners contributed to a central fund paid to the house builder for the […]

Divorce settlement involving fixed term maintenance order

We acted for a financially successful husband who was being divorced by his wife, homekeeper and mother of their two children. Our client wanted to limit his exposure to his wife’s maintenance requirements by avoiding an open-ended, indefinite settlement. We negotiated a shared care arrangement for the children, with almost equal contact time and a […]

Loss of eye following accident at work

Our client sustained a significant injury to his eye as a result of an accident at work. As our client attempted to remove a screw from an old corrugated iron roof, a fragment of the screw came off and went into our client’s left eye.We took over conduct of our client’s case from another firm […]

Fatal accident with dependency claims

Moore Blatch were instructed in connection with a fatal accident case. Our client’s wife was tragically killed in a road traffic accident, leaving behind three young children.

£200,000 obtained for carpenter involved in accident at work

Moore Blatch acted for a client, who was employed as a carpenter. He attended a site at Richmond Hill to install a cold room. In the course of unloading materials from a flatbed lorry he fell and sustained personal injury as a consequence of his employer, using incorrect ratchet straps to secure the load.  

£150,000 obtained for knee injury following motorcycle accident

Moore Blatch acted for a lady in a motorcycle personal injury claim, who was knocked off her motorbike, resulting in her sustaining a significant knee injury. The Defendant was a Police Officer, and liability was heavily disputed. Moore Blatch were successful in securing a full admission of liability for their client and the matter settled […]

Moore Blatch enters top 100 UK law firms

Moore Blatch has entered the top 100 law firms by revenue, as ranked by The Lawyer, after it grew by 7.1% to ¬£24.3 million in 2017. In September, it also appointed a new managing partner who becomes the youngest in the top 100.

Rural news – edition 4

Our team has already had a busy period of events this summer and we are looking forward to supporting more. Our event sponsorships this year include The Hampshire Farmers Club annual walk and dinner, The CLA New Forest Awards, Harry Whittington Racing Owners Day and ALA South Central events.

Employment law update – Sep 2017

We know many of you have concerns in relation to the upcoming changes to data protection legislation. On 25 May 2018 the largest ever overhaul of data protection laws will take effect. Businesses must comply with the charges or face hefty fines of up to £20 million. Dorothy Agnew, a partner in our commercial department […]

£150,000 client ran off the road in a “road rage” incident

We have recently settled a case for a client who sustained a serious arm injury when he was run off the road in 2006.When the car came off the road, it overturned several times leading to a crushing injury to his left arm. Whilst he made a good recovery, he has been left with a […]

Motorcyclist recovers substantial damages

We recovered £1.2 million for a client who was very seriously injured in a road traffic accident. Although not sustaining brain damage or spinal cord injury the multiple orthopaedic injuries he sustained to his lower body led to his discharge from a promising career in the armed services. An excess of 10 experts were required […]

Injury in a rented villa in Florida

We were successful in recovering £40,000 for a client who sustained an injury in a rental villa in Florida. He developed septicaemia which caused his prosthetic hip to become loose and thus require a further replacement. Liability was admitted and later denied but we were successful in obtaining judgment and concluded the claim on full […]

£275,000 for client with a foot injury

A client who sustained a serious foot injury when the tricycle that he was on was hit by another car has received a settlement of £275,000. The client was injured in a road traffic accident in the Spring of 2004. His foot was seriously injured when a vehicle merged from a side road and collided […]

Fatality results in guilty verdict under the Health & Safety at Work Act

We were retained to advise a freight forwarding company being investigated by the police and Health & Safety Executive in relation to the death of a subcontractor who had been employed to clean their warehouse roof.  Sadly the subcontractor’s employee fell through a skylight onto a concrete floor 12 metres below and sustained fatal injuries.  Although […]

Failure to diagnose detached retina resulting in blindness

Mrs C was rendered blind as a result of negligent treatment by her optician. Mrs C started to experience visual problems in her right eye. She saw what appeared to be little black twigs floating in her field of vision.  She telephoned her usual opticians to report the problem and to arrange an eye examination. […]

Amputation following offshore oil rig accident

We acted for and recovered damages of £750,000.00 for a client who was injured in a work accident while working offshore on an oil rig. Due to negligence on the part of his employers and/or the occupiers of the rig, our client sustained significant orthopaedic and burn injuries. As a result of the injuries he […]

Power of attorney risks

There’s been much coverage recently following a warning from retired senior judge, Denzil Lush, over power of attorney risks.

Lymington lawyer nominated for solicitor of the year award

Fiona Heald has been nominated for ‘Solicitor of the Year (Private Practice)’, in this year’s prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards. This is the second year in a row that the Moore Blatch private client team has been recognised by the Law Society.

Brain injury compensation obtained following motorcycle accident

Moore Blatch acted for a client who sustained a significant injury following a motorcycle accident. Although she made a remarkable recovery given that her Glasgow Coma Scale score was as low as 4 at the time of the accident, she was nonetheless left with some ongoing disability.

Accident at work

Our client was at work when she sat down on her office chair. The chair collapsed and she fell to the floor. As a result of the accident she fractured her coccyx, leaving her in excruciating pain. Our client has recently undergone surgery to remove a floating piece of her coccyx, but at the age […]

Collaborative law divorce settlement saves money and anxiety

Our client was a successful, retired businessman with assets worth about £5 million. Using the process of collaborative law, we were able to help achieve an amicable settlement. Given this included the consideration of sizeable pension funds, investments, tax considerations and multiple valuable properties, our client was pleased to be able to settle the divorce […]

Damages for a ruined army career

We have recently completed a case for a client who suffered a whiplash injury and aggravated depression as a result of a rear-end shunt road traffic accident. At the time of the accident, our client had recently been accepted into the Army. He was unable to remain in the Army as a result of his […]

Damages for negligent beauty treatment

We have recently settled a claim on behalf of a client who sustained injury and loss arising from negligent treatment carried out by a beautician. The treatment involved the application of semi-permanent make-up, in the form of a tattoo, to the Claimant’s eyebrows. It was alleged that the treatment was performed in a careless manner […]

Moore Blatch help to reduce clients fine in HSE v Huhtamaki (UK) Limited

Failure to adequately guard moving parts of machinery.  An experienced and well-trained employee suffered a serious injury to a finger whilst feeding in plastic sheeting onto a pin-chain mechanism.  Contrary to the company’s standard operating procedure, the employee hand-fed the plastic onto the mechanism causing his glove to be caught and his finger “pinned” by […]

Moore Blatch completes move to new Southampton office

Moore Blatch, one of the South’s leading law firms, has completed its move of over 200 staff from its two previous Southampton offices on the Avenue and London Road to the prestigious Gateway House building in Chandlers Ford, on the outskirts of Southampton.

Dropping probate stealth tax welcomed

Dropping plans to introduce a probate stealth tax, that could have seen Probate Court fees rise from ¬£155 to ¬£20,000 in some cases, have been welcomed by probate lawyers at Moore Blatch. 

Smooth removal of troublesome sales director

Our client, a regional telecoms company, lost confidence in their sales director.  He was a key senior executive and owned shares in the business. Unfortunately, as well as underperforming, he was causing disruption to our client’s business and was unsettling staff.  Our client needed to act quickly to resolve the situation.  We helped them plan […]

Apprenticeship levy- Are you prepared?

As you may have seen in the media recently, despite Brexit, the new apprenticeship levy (“Levy”) is still expected to come into force on 6 April 2017. It is hoped the introduction of the Levy will give employers more influence over how apprenticeships are designed and paid for. This article considers what the Levy is, […]

Do you operate a holiday year from 1st April – 31st March? If so watch out!

Attention employers! Due to the way that the Easter bank holidays fall this year and next year, it is anticipated that some employees’ holiday rights may be breached next year. Depending on the amount of holiday entitlement afforded to employees, together with the wording of their contract, employers may find themselves liable for an unanticipated […]

Moore Blatch solicitors move to Chandlers Ford as expansion continues

As part of its expansion plans Moore Blatch solicitors, which employ 300 staff and reported over £20 million turnover in the last financial year, will be moving from its two central Southampton offices, one on The Avenue and one on London Road, to the prestigious Gateway House building in Chandlers Ford.

In response to the RAIB’s latest report

In response to the RAIB’s latest report – Trevor Sterling, Partner at Moore Blatch solicitors , who represents a number of victims of the Croydon Tram Crash, said:

Moore Blatch solicitor awarded highest accreditation in agricultural law

Philip Whitcomb, a senior solicitor in wills, tax and trusts at Moore Blatch has been awarded fellowship status by the Agricultural Law Association, one of only 127 across the UK. This is the highest qualification of the UK’s leading independent organisation devoted to the law of business of the countryside.

Moore Blatch advise on Sky deal with Chrysalis Vision

The team behind the long running Midsomer Murders franchise, who in 2014 founded Chrysalis Vision, has received a significant investment from Sky plc (“Sky”), with the legal advice being provided by Moore Blatch.

What is ‘Gratuitous Care’?

Imagine what would happen if somebody in your close family were to be seriously injured in an accident. They would be taken by the emergency services to hospital, where the doctors and nurses would do their best to save their life and care for them until their medical condition was stable. At some point, your […]

Psychiatric Injury – time for reform?

27 years after Hillsborough, the jury who heard two years of evidence at the highly publicised inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans decided that the supporters involved in the 1989 catastrophe were unlawfully killed. The anniversary and decision from this long awaited inquest following the disaster, which resulted in over 700 casualties who […]

Compensation for the loss of a loved one – how are damages quantified?

When an individual successfully brings a personal injury or clinical negligence claim, they will typically be awarded a lump sum payment known as ‘damages’. The purpose of those damages is to put the injured person, as best as possible, back into the position they would have been had the accident or clinical negligence not occurred. […]