Mark Osgood > Moore Barlow > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Moore Barlow
SO53 3TG

Work Department

Finance - Insolvency and corporate recovery


Mark is a partner and head of the professional negligence team. He also heads the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team, and has a special interest in marine legal matters. His clients are professional practices such as solicitors, surveyors, architects and accountants who he helps in dealing with negligence claims and all aspects of contentious insolvency.

Mark acts for insolvency practitioners and company directors, dealing with more general professional negligence claims. His marine clients are businesses such as boatyards or marinas, as well as individual boat owners.

In all cases, Mark provides his clients with legal advice that is clear, practical and cost-effective. He is always available at the end of the phone to discuss concerns or provide reassurance.

The teams he manages combine a high level of legal expertise with practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of business.


R3 association of business recovery professionals
Local R3 committee
Professional negligence lawyers association

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Moore Barlow‘s commercial dispute resolution team acts for clients in the education, engineering, manufacturing and property sectors, with a particularly strong practice in the insurance arena. David Foster leads the team from Guildford, while Mark Osgood and Claire Haverfield are key contacts in Southampton. Osgood’s experience includes handling internal business disputes, negligence claims and contentious insolvencies, and he has a particular interest in marine law, while Haverfield handles a breadth of matters, with notable experience in IP disputes. Sarah Watley leads the financial services litigation team, and Susannah Marsh handles residential and commercial property matters as well as debt recovery and professional negligence claims. Associate Karina Rafalska has an interest in international arbitration alongside her experience in contract and construction disputes and issues arising from share purchase agreements. The team was recently strengthened by the recruitment of Nichola Gordon-Jones from Blake Morgan LLP, who was subsequently promoted to associate.

South East > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Split between Guildford and Southampton, the wider debt recovery and financial services litigation team at Moore Barlow divides itself into a commercial recoveries group and financial services recoveries team. The former, led by Mark Osgood and Daniel Baker, concentrates on assisting clients with the recovery of trade debts, while the latter, led by Susannah Marsh and Sarah Watley, assists lender clients with the recovery of commercial and business debt, mortgage debt, and asset-based lending debt. Osgood, Baker and Marsh lead the wider debt recovery practice.