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Moore Blatch LLP

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London, Lymington, Richmond, Southampton

Mark Osgood

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Moore Blatch LLP

Work Department

Finance - Insolvency and corporate recovery


Mark is a partner and head of asset recovery. He deals with all aspects of contentious insolvency, acting for insolvency practitioners and company directors.

South East: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Moore Blatch LLP is valued for its 'excellent response times, technical expertise and commercial approach tailored to the size of the debt'. Mark Osgood heads a team where 'the knowledge throughout is very good with no weak links'. Peter Worrall, who provides 'clear and succinct advice', is supported by Lisa Saxby and Rebecca Chaplin, while litigators Sarah Watley and Robert Evans are other key names. In addition to handling matters such as trade and real estate-related debt, the team also advises creditors and debtors on insolvency matters. Its clients are drawn from the banking and finance, automotive, professional services and utility sectors.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Moore Blatch LLP's insolvency team 'always replies promptly to emails, gives sound advice and is very supportive in challenging circumstances'. 2017 saw the arrivals of partner Heather Dobson, who combines 'excellent insolvency knowledge with empathy and an ability to achieve results', and 'natural problem solver' Rebecca Chaplin from Coffin Mew LLP, adding expertise in non-contentious work, as well as the education, leisure and charity sectors, to Mark Osgood's existing team. Other specialist areas of the practice include the representation of banks and crowd-funders against insolvent borrowers, negligent lenders and other professionals, as well as contentious bankruptcy proceedings and insolvencies in the marine industry. In a recent highlight, the team acted for Portland Business & Financial Solutions as administrator of Lavant House School Educational Trust, formulating the strategy of the proceedings and a court application. Osgood and associate Lisa Saxby represented Moore Stephens as administrator of Stay in Style in a highly disputed proceeding worth £2m to £3m. New clients from 2017 include Ashtons Business Recovery, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency and McTear Williams & Wood.

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South East: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Moore Blatch LLP is 'an excellent regional firm' which provides 'an overall level of service that is of a very high standard; the practice's depth of knowledge, quality of work and client relationships are very impressive'. Practice head Rob Evans is noted for his 'superb advice - he works exceptionally hard to achieve successful outcomes in complex cases'. Evans has particular expertise in claims arising from tax mitigation schedule, financial mis-selling, and matrimonial proceedings. His recent work includes acting in a claim arising from negligent advice by the client's former solicitors during their divorce proceedings. Also recommended are Mark Osgood ('an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer with a strong litigation capability'), who is noted for his track record in claims with an insolvency element; associate Andrew Reid, who regularly handles financial mis-selling claims; and Marina Clinnick, who handles claims relating to defective tax advice, negligent conveyancing, and acting for lenders in claims relating to defective security.

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