Managing Partner: Edward Whittington
Senior Partner: Helen Goatley
Number of partners: 71
Number of fee-earners: 196
Charities & Education: Joanna Lada-Walicki
Commercial: John Warchus
Corporate: Jeremy Over
Employment: Katherine Maxwell
Litigation: David Foster
Insolvency: Heather Dobson
Family: Jo Farrands
Private Wealth: Tim Adams
Commercial Property: Jo Farr
Residential property: Clare Andrews
Clinical Negligence: Anne Cassidy
Personal Injury: Trevor Sterling
Moore Barlow was formed in May 2020, following the successful merger of two well-known South East regional law firms, Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins. The merger brought together both firms’ complimentary expertise and locations to create a firm recognised by peers and independent legal experts across a wide range of legal specialisms. It is also highly-placed in Chambers High Net Worth for Private Wealth law and Private Wealth disputes.
The new firm comprises 70 partners, 280 lawyers and legal professionals, and a total staff of nearly 500 across six UK offices (Guildford, London, Lymington, Richmond, Southampton, and Woking).
Moore Barlow has 39 practitioners across all areas of practice that are recommended individual lawyers, including 8 in Band 1 and its Managing Partner, Ed Whittington, designated an Eminent Practitioner in recognition of his track record in his sector of agricultural and rural business.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Moore Barlow has noted legal expertise for key sectors such as charities, not for profit and education, agricultural businesses and rural estates, financial services, as well as property development and house builders, technology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Their lawyers are highly ranked for family and private client, clinical negligence and personal injury, corporate and M&A, employment, commercial property, litigation, restructuring and insolvency law.
Legal Services for Corporates, Lenders, Investors & Charitable organisations: Moore Barlow’s business and organisations lawyers act for leaders and owners on a wide range of business areas. These include M&A, contractual and commercial law, employment, data protection, and IP, real estate development and management, as well as house builder services, commercial and other dispute resolution, employment and immigration advice, health and safety regulation, insolvency, business and debt recovery.
Personal Legal Services: The private client team include several solicitors recognised as leaders in their field, notably family and international matrimonial / childcare law and mediation, private wealth and landed estates, court of protection and care of vulnerable people/care planning. They have one of the biggest property teams in the South East and offer extensive conveyancing and property support for town and country estate planning and transactions.
Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury: Recognised as one of the leading teams in the UK, Moore Barlow’s highly regarded solicitors have dealt with some of the most high value and complex claims of recent years and have secured compensation for thousands of clients including one of the largest-ever clinical negligence settlements for a 12 year old girl in 2018. The team specialises in community care, major trauma, medical negligence, personal injury, and special education needs.
Many in the clinical negligence and personal injury teams are members with APIL accreditation providing a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors dealing with personal injury claims. Alongside this their legal experts are also members of SIA (Spinal Injury Association), Encephalitis Society, and Headway (Brain Injury Association). They are members of The Law Society and Investors in People.
CLIENTS Moore Barlow provides a range of services to entrepreneurs, investors, owners and leaders of businesses and organisations, and private individuals and families.
INTERNATIONAL Moore Barlow are members of two large International networks (Ecovis & International Referral) providing a network of colleagues and advisers with specialisms in many different fields and jurisdictions. Their clients benefit from quality advisers who have local cultural understanding and a strong client service ethos.
RECRUITMENT Moore Barlow has recently made a number of promotions to partner including Rebecca Chaplin (insolvency and restructuring), Sarah French (family), Susannah Marsh (financial services litigation), Alexandra Milton (private client), and Mala Sidebottom (clinical negligence). They have also recently recruited Naomi Wilkes as a partner in the private wealth team.
In addition, the firm has made new senior appointments to its senior leadership team — Katherine Allison (Chief People Officer) and Tom Newman-Young (Chief Marketing Officer).