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Moore Barlow LLP

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Managing Partner: Edward Whittington
Senior Partner: Damian Horan
Number of partners: 47

Firm Overview:
Moore Blatch is designed for the owners and creators of wealth and provides a range of services to individuals and businesses. The firm has a strong reputation for delivering a high quality and level of legal expertise – and is recognised by peers and independent legal experts (Chambers & Partners and Legal 500) as a Top 100 UK law firm, and as leader in the field across a number of practice areas. The firm also works at the top end of the injury and harm sector, helping those who have suffered major trauma get the support and help they need.

Moore Blatch has appointed Partner Ed Whittington as Managing Partner, taking over from David Thompson who, after 12 years in the role, is standing down.

In the commercial sector, the firm specialises in helping entrepreneurial businesses thrive. Moore Blatch also supports individuals and families to protect and transfer their wealth.

The firm’s business clients are typically SME businesses, individual clients are usually high-net-worth individuals. Most own property and many have portfolios. The firm also has a number of landowning and rural clients.

Moore Blatch provides a personalised, bespoke service for clients and is known for its open and communicative culture. Solicitors regularly draw on firm-wide expertise meaning clients often use Moore Blatch for a range of legal services.

The firm, which can trace its history back over 200 years, employs over 300 staff across four offices in Richmond, the City of London, Southampton and Lymington. Moore Blatch places strong emphasis on diversity and has one of the highest female to male partner ratios in the UK.

Within the community, a Moore Blatch partner was announced as chair of the Mary Seacole Trust following a historic statue unveiling, and Moore Blatch cyclists raised over £3,800 for Headway South West London.

Moore Blatch is also the co-founder of Aspire Law, a partnership between Aspire, a national spinal injury charity, and Moore Blatch. Aspire Law was awarded the ABS of the Year Award by The Lawyer in 2015.

Moore Blatch has won numerous awards, most recently Property Law Firm of the Year (South Coast Property Awards), a Personal Injury Award and a Solent Deals Award. Moore Blatch has been recognised by The Times in its prestigious Best Law Firms 2020 list – with a commendation for the firm’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams.

Moore Blatch has gained widespread recognition in Chambers & Partners, the UK’s leading guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the UK. Moore Blatch was recognised for 13 practice areas, all in the top 4 bands, as well as 21 individuals with many individuals rising up the rankings or being listed for the first time. Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm, has gained widespread recognition in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, with the guide recognising 18 practice areas and 33 individuals.


Injury and Harm:
Recognised as one of the leading teams in the UK, Moore Blatch’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.

Business Legal Services:
The firm’s market-leading team of solicitors advise businesses on a wide range of business areas. They specialise in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial services, data protection, intellectual property, rural businesses, dispute resolution, all employment matters, health and safety regulation, immigration advice, insolvency and business recovery, debt recovery, and specialist advice for educational establishments.

The firm has strengths in several sectors with sector specific teams including education, family offices, financial services, healthcare, housebuilders, manufacturing and logistics, retail and leisure, rural, technology, media and telecommunications.

Personal Legal Services:
The private client team include several solicitors recognised as leaders in their field. They advise on private wealth, succession planning, care planning, high value property transactions, rural estate planning, disputes, immigration, employment and all educational matters. They also advise on family matters including separation, divorce and children, and provide mediation services.