Insolvency in England
The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SR
At Moore Barlow, we focus on helping entrepreneurs and leaders of businesses and organisations, and private individuals and families through the opportunities, the challenges, and the sometimes life-altering circumstances that may come your way.
For us, it is all about starting a conversation and building a relationship between people who care about the outcome, rather than just between a ‘firm’ and a ‘client’. By understanding what’s at stake for you, be that as a business, organisation or as an individual, we can apply a personalised approach and the highest standards of care, so you get the best outcome for your specific needs.
In the commercial world, we help entrepreneurial businesses thrive in the long-term, and we also support individuals and families protect and transfer their wealth. Your immediate need is part of a complex whole. So we always assess the full context, making sure that we understand everything that’s going on in your life. Only by doing this can we make sure the solution fits the big picture and helps you achieve your long-term goals.
We don’t simply do the job in a vacuum, in the same way each time. Instead, we think about the best way for each individual person we’re advising. Often, you will need advice from different people in our firm who bring their expertise and experience to bear. Our firm is the right size to make this happen: we all know each other and work with each other all the time, so everything is coordinated and efficiently run. You’ll get a seamless team working on your behalf.
We know that your plans and aspirations are long-term. So our advice always takes this into account. We also build teams who work together so you will get to know us over time. You can only get the best advice within a long-term relationship and this is very much our bread and butter.
At Moore Barlow we are like you. We have our own dynamic growth business to run, and we too have families to support. This, combined with years of experience, means we completely ‘get’ what you need from advisors like us.
We are also proud of our open and communicative culture, which means you always know what’s going on and where you are in the process.Show more +
Chris is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team and enjoys assisting clients with resolving complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining Barlow Robbins LLP (now Moore Barlow LLP) in May 2015, Chris spent 9 years with a national law firm where he focused on commercial litigation. This included a period of 10 months seconded to the in-house legal department of a major national retailer.
Chris has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of commercial disputes across different industry sectors, including technology companies, the oil and gas industry, national retailers and education providers. An independent UK legal profession review guide commented that Chris is appreciated “for his considered and skilful input on technical legal matters as well as tactics”.
Chris routinely receives instructions from clients based both in the UK and abroad in relation to advisory work connected to insolvency (both threatened and actual/current). Instructing clients range from businesses and individuals threatened with insolvency, through to insolvency practitioners and office-holders with the conduct of administrations or liquidations. A recent example of instructions involved working with administrators to arrange the pre-pack sale of a company in administration and acting for liquidators in relation to debt recovery of sums owed to the insolvent company.Show more +