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The South Litigation
Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Moore Barlow LLP

The team is led by partners David Foster and Scott Taylor who have been ranked in Chambers for some years.  Simon Fulford is a star associate for real estate litigation.  Chris Darvill is a leading senior associate for commercial litigation.

The team has many years of experience and an excellent reputation in its chosen fields: commercial litigation including intellectual property; real estate litigation; professional negligence; contentious trusts and estates and judicial review.  It is well networked internationally and has particular expertise in cross-border litigation.

Each case is led by an experienced lawyer who analyses the issues carefully and quickly, resulting in high success rates.  The team has strong relationships with leading chambers. 

The team’s genuine expertise in dealing with larger, high value claims and its depth enables clients to obtain the best outcome against a positive costs/benefits ratio.

The team benefit from the latest technology including on-line legal research platforms and ongoing training is taken seriously.  Mediation is frequently used – David Foster is a nationally known mediator.

The team values litigation strategy which allows clients to anticipate issues that may arise further down the line so that they can be factored into the strategy for achieving a positive resolution. 

Chambers Review

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Litigation - The South
Band 3
What the team is known for

Growing team with a strong presence across the region. Advises clients on commercial disputes relating to professional negligence, real estate, insolvency and debt recovery. Further strength in shareholder litigation and other contentious corporate matters. Also well placed to deal with contractual disputes. Client roster includes SMEs, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs.

Work highlights

Advised Pharmatrade on multiple disputes with customers regarding the cancellation provisions in its terms and conditions.

Notable practitioners

David Foster enjoys a strong reputation for advising on contractual issues and insolvency disputes, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors.
"David Foster is a highly experienced litigator and always thinking of creative solutions to complex problems. His experience as a mediator brings a holistic approach to resolving disputes."

Mark Osgood regularly advises on professional negligence claims and insolvency-related litigation. He can also assist with corporate disputes concerning shareholders and partnerships.
"Mark Osgood is well organised, practical in his outlook and commercially sensible."

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David G Foster
David G Foster
Band 3
Mark Osgood
Band 4


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Chris Darvill

Daniel Baker

Gemma Richards

Scott Taylor


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