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Barlow Robbins LLP

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Barlow Robbins LLP acts for successful individuals, businesses, schools and charities from its three Surrey offices in Guildford, Woking and Godalming. It also operates a serious personal injury/clinical medical practice.

The firm: The firm's service offering is increasingly focused on those in the private wealth/private capital sector, acting for business owners, their businesses and those seeking legal advice in their personal capacity. Fortuitously positioned close to Heathrow and Gatwick, at the top of the wealthy A3/M3 corridor stretching out from London towards the south coast, the firm aims to be a more accessible alternative for those who might otherwise send their work to London.

The firm has a nationally recognised practice in the education sector, providing advice to independent schools as far afield as Scotland on governance, reputation management and employment law issues.

Types of work undertaken: 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 relation to the IP aspects of digital and technology issues and provides advice on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of trade marks, copyrights, patents and design rights.

On the private client side the firm advises on wealth protection, tax planning, 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.

The firm's property lawyers advise corporates, developers, independent schools, charities and private clients on the acquisition, administration and disposal of commercial, investment and higher value residential properties.

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.

The firm's employment lawyers act for corporate as well as private clients and 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.

The firm's personal injury and clinical negligence team comprises acknowledged specialists in many types of personal injury litigation, especially cases involving serious brain or spinal injuries and other complex or high-value claims. Members of the department are on the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence panels. The firm has corporate accreditation with APIL and is a corporate member of AvMA, Headway and the Spinal lnjury Association. The firm holds a Legal Services Commission contract for personal injury work.

The firm is committed to first-class client service and the continuous development of its lawyer talent. It has appointed a managing partner for client services to ensure that those objectives are realised.

  • Number of UK partners: 20
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 61
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Company commercial: 11
  • Employment: 12
  • Company property: 11
  • IP/IT: 5
  • Dispute resolution: 18
  • PI and clinical negligence: 8
  • Family: 12
  • Private client: 15
  • Residential property: 8

Above material supplied by Barlow Robbins LLP.

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