THE FIRM Barlow Robbins LLP acts for successful individuals, businesses, schools and charities from its three Surrey offices in Guildford, Woking and London. The firm also operates a serious personal injury/ clinical medical practice.
Chairman: Helen Goatley
Chief Executive: Ray Black
Number of UK Partners: 20
Number of other UK fee-earners: 61
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate & Commercial: For its corporate clients the firm provides a full range of commercial services, including mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and refinancing, compliance issues, shareholder and investor agreements, partnership affairs (including LLPs) and commercial agreements. It has specialist expertise in the life science sector and in relation to the IP aspects of digital and technology issues, providing advice on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, patents and design rights.
Private Client: On the private client side the firm advises on wealth protection, tax planning and on business succession issues, agricultural property and overseas assets. Its family solicitors advise on family and matrimonial law, including separation, divorce and civil partnerships, as well as more complex cases with international aspects, corporate or substantial assets, or difficult issues concerning children. At the outset of relationships the firm proactively advises individuals on cohabitation or prenuptial agreements. It has also built a reputation for providing specialist advice in relation to expatriate divorces.
Property: The firm’s property lawyers advise corporates, developers, independent schools and charities and private clients on the acquisition, administration and disposal of commercial, investment and higher value residential properties.
Dispute Resolution: A dispute resolution group is available to all types of clients to deal with contentious matters, with an emphasis on active cost/benefit analysis and commitment to the pursuit of alternative dispute resolution strategies, such as mediation.
Employment & Immigration: The firm’s employment lawyers provide a full range of services for both corporate as well as private clients, including immigration law. They also have specialist expertise in the employment law needs of schools and charities, organisations heavily burdened by additional and continuously changing compliance requirements. Members of the team are frequent presenters at conferences for schools and in the charities/ not-for-profit sector.
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: The firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence team comprises of acknowledged specialists in many types of personal injury litigation, especially cases involving serious brain or spinal injuries and other complex or high-value claims.
CONTACTS - SERVICES TO BUSINESSES
Company Commercial: Mark Lucas
Life Sciences: Tim Matthews
Employment: David Ludlow
Immigration: Hesham Shoeb
Commercial Property: Helen Archibald
IP/IT: Laurie Heizler
Dispute Resolution: David Foster
CONTACTS - SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS
PI & Clinical Negligence: Caroline Flashman
Family: Judith Ball
Private Client: Tim Adams
Residential Property: Clare Andrews