Moore Barlow strengthens Court of Protection Team with partner hire

South East-based law firm, Moore Barlow has announced the appointment of Rebecca Sparrow as a partner in the Court of Protection team, as it continues to cement its expertise in this practice area.

Rebecca will play an integral role leading the Court of Protection team that supports adults and children who lack mental capacity as a result of a personal injury or medical negligence, specifically managing their property and financial affairs. The role will also see her help the needs of clients who have retained capacity but require a personal injury trust.

Rebecca brings more than 10 years’ experience to the team and joins from Penningtons Manches Cooper where she spent six years as a senior associate working with clients across the country. Prior to this, she worked in the deputyship team at Irwin Mitchell.

Rebecca said: “I’m joining Moore Barlow at an exciting period of growth following the merger last year. I’ve specialised in Court of Protection matters for the whole of my career and remain passionate about helping clients with the support and outcomes they deserve following a life-changing incident. The wealth of experience and expertise within the team is first-class and I relish the opportunity to continue this work for individuals and their families across the UK.”

Helen Goatley, Chair of Moore Barlow, added: “Rebecca’s passionate approach to supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society aligns perfectly with our people-first approach. The Court of Protection team continues to deliver a high calibre of work for our clients and I’m confident that Rebecca’s expertise and guidance will cement the firm’s position as a leader in this specialist area.

Moore Barlow was formed following the merger between Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins in May 2020. The firm now employs nearly 500 people with offices in Guildford, Southampton, Woking and Lymington, as well as two locations in London – Richmond and the City.