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They deliver an excellent service for clients. Cases are extremely well-managed, strategy is thought through from the start, and clients are provided with sound intelligent advice throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending the firm and have in fact recommended them to a client.

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Particularly good at handling group litigation and also dealing with funding solutions.

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The team is highly commercial, diligent and always quick to find practical and creative solutions. They provide a city law firm service in the heart of Surrey.

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We have always received outstanding feedback from members who have worked with the firm and we feel they are exemplary in their fields.

The difficulties of being an executor of a will – to deal or not to deal?

Executors can find themselves in a difficult position when faced with the prospect of purchasing assets from an estate, even when they are paying market rate for those assets and the other beneficiaries agree to the sale. Being an executor is often an onerous and largely unglamorous role, which involves hours of work usually with […]

How to cope with separation and divorce anxiety during Covid-19

The trials of family life are different for everyone but in this crisis situation that we are experiencing now thanks to Covid-19 it really increases the pressure on merged or separated families. We have had a number of unique Covid-specific queries from families and individuals living across the South East as well as from abroad, asking […]

Can I renovate my tired residential leasehold property?

With the rising costs of moving, many opt to stay and renovate rather than sell.  There is however, a common misconception that if you own a leasehold property you have the right to install a new kitchen or knock down a wall to improve living space without anyone’s permission. Unfortunately that is not always the […]

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 […]

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 Property 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simon Fulford

Property disputes I am a senior associate 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus and insolvency: what is insolvency and what steps can be taken to avoid it?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a major impact on businesses in all sectors around the UK. It has had a particular effect on hospitality, property, retail and leisure sectors. Below is a short guide to understanding insolvency, and the steps that can be taken to assess whether a company, or individual, might be facing insolvency in […]

The effect of the coronavirus crisis on the preparation of wills

The coronavirus crisis is taking hold of the UK causing unprecedented disruption to our daily lives. This crisis and the measures being put in place to control it are creating incomparable issues for practitioners as they try and balance the need to keep safe and comply with social distancing guidelines with the requirements of drafting […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Receivers can issue possession proceedings against borrowers

The High Court has recently confirmed that receivers appointed over individual borrowers can issue possession proceedings against those borrowers. Until now there has been no conclusive authority on this point upon which receivers, lenders and borrowers could rely. Menon v Pask [2019] EWHC 2611 (Ch) The case itself stemmed from familiar facts. Mr and Mrs […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]