Senior appointment and office opening set to bolster Moore Barlow Surrey footprint

Southeast-based law firm Moore Barlow has made a key hire for its Surrey commercial property team and and also announced a move to a new office in Richmond to boost its offering to clients across the region.

Rupeena Shoker joins the business’s 26-strong commercial property team from North Hampshire firm Lamb Brooks LLP, where she was partner and head of commercial property.

Rupeena trained and qualified at K&L Gates in the City and has extensive experience in all aspects of high value commercial property work – including corporate-support property work, the acquisition, letting and disposal of commercial properties and all landlord and tenant matters.

The new hire comes as the firm looks to open a new office in Richmond in the autumn, in a move that will see it close its two current premises in the town and relocate 52 employees to a larger, 6,500 sq. ft. unit that will provide its people and clients with a new space focused on flexible and collaborative working.

Rupeena Shoker, Partner

Commenting on the moves, Ed Whittington at Moore Barlow said:

Rupeena brings a wealth of experience in handling complex commercial property matters and critically, will build on the services we provide to our clients in the sector, as we advise them on the constantly evolving real estate and workplace landscape.

“More broadly, our business has long-focused on embedding a people-first culture and our move to the new premises on Sheen Road reflects this, providing a more flexible and collaborative working space that better suits how we want to work with our colleagues and clients.

Ed Whittington, Senior partner