Thomas Middlehurst > Moore Barlow > Richmond, England > Lawyer Profile

Moore Barlow

Work Department

Dispute resolution


A partner specialising in litigation and dispute resolution, Thomas’ practice covers commercial and civil litigation. He supports clients with disputes involving breach of contracts and duty, property, landlord and tenant, cohabitation and contentious probate.

His clients include private individuals, trusts, charities and commercial organisations of all sizes, though he specialises in advising SMEs.

Thomas’ clients receive pragmatic, commercial and cost-effective legal advice designed to resolve their issues as quickly as possible. As an experienced litigator and negotiator, he also utilises alternative dispute resolution to bring the issues his clients are facing to a successful conclusion.


Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
Called to the Bar in 2008 (non practising)
Call to the Rolls in 2011

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Following the merger of Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins, Moore Barlow has continued to build on its reputation as a go-to firm for high-net-worth individuals, landed estates and family trusts, regarding claims concerning the validity and execution of wills and trusts, and claims against trustees for breach of their fiduciary duties. Former Barlow Robbins partner Scott Taylor , an ‘exceptional communicator‘ heads up the contentious trusts and estates team out of Guildford, working with ‘tough, pragmatic fighter‘ Thomas Middlehurst in Richmond and Claire Haverfield in Southampton. Fiona Heald, who is based in Lymington, specialises in advising on matters relating to mental incapacity. Other key members of the team include senior associate Lisa Green.

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Chris Marsden heads up Moore Barlow‘s real estate litigation group, which acts in complex and high-value property disputes for high-net-worth individuals, developers, hoteliers and retailers. The team also counts insolvency practitioners, telecoms operators, property institutions and financial institutions on its client roster. Sarah Watley leads the bank and lender side of the practice, acting for a number of specialist lender clients in high-value and complex residential and commercial possession claims. Richmond-based Thomas Middlehurst is the key name to note for property ownership disputes. The team is made up lawyers from both Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins, following their merger in May 2020 – key legacy Barlow Robbins lawyers among the team include senior associate Simon Fulford and senior litigator David Foster, both of who are based in Guildford.