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Barlow Robbins LLP

THE ORIEL, SYDENHAM ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 3SR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 562901
Fax:
Fax 01483 464260
DX:
2407 GUILDFORD
Email:
Web:
www.barlowrobbins.com
Godalming, Guildford, London, Woking

Gordon Reid

Tel:
Work 01483 464224
Email:
Barlow Robbins LLP

Work Department

Commercial property.

Position

Partner and head of commercial property team in Guildford; work undertaken includes landlord and tenant, freehold sales and purchases, secured lending, non-contentious construction, residential and commercial developments.

Career

Trained Moore & Blatch; qualified 1987; property department, Southampton 1987-92; partner Reid MacPherson 1992-97; Barlow Robbins LLP 1997-2001; partner 2001 to date.

Languages

French, German.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Royal School, Dungannon; Southampton University (1984 2(1)); College of Law.

Leisure

Tennis, golf, food and wine, travel, local Church.


London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Barlow Robbins LLP 'is an extremely personable firm that seems to pride itself on its warmth and expertise' and the team provides 'an excellent level of service and very knowledgeable and pragmatic advice'. It deals largely with the independent sector and also advises organisations such as the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, the Boarding Schools’ Association and the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association. Joanna Lada-Walicki heads the practice and attracts praise for her level of experience and knowledge of the independent sector and for being 'sensible and thorough'. Ben Collingwood, who has recently promoted to partner, is 'quick-witted, intelligent and an excellent support for schools'. Gordon Reid has considerable expertise in charity law matters. The team's work includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, historic sexual abuse allegations, a safeguarding matter and defending schools and individual teachers against various parental complaints.

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South East: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

From the firm's Guildford office, Barlow Robbins LLP is 'competing with market-leading London firms, all while delivering excellent value for money'. The  team of 'dedicated not-for-profit specialists' acts for a number of international, national and regional charities on the full range of charities issues, with developing expertise in niche areas such as data protection and legacy issues. Recent highlights include assisting Compassion International, a US-based charity that operates in 25 countries, on data protection obligations affecting its its affiliates and field offices within the European Union, as well as advising the charity on its liability under UK fundraising regulation. The practice also acted for Chinthurst School Educational Trust on its merger with an independent school, and advised Lloyds Banking Group on new security arrangements over the properties of Churcher's College in Petersfield as a result of the incorporation of the charity. Gordon Reid heads the practice and is highlighted for his 'quick and clear responses and genial manner'. Also recommended are Helen Harvie, who handles a range of structural and governance issues on behalf of charities, social enterprises and independent schools; Joanna Lada-Walicki, whose expertise covers employment and pastoral issues; dispute resolution specialist David Foster; and Mark Lucas , who regularly advises on commercial issues for charitable organisations.

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