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  • Insolvency
The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford,
Surrey GU1 3SR United Kingdom

Committee Member

David is continuing as a Committee Member for the Insolvency Group in 2020. David is a longstanding member and a regular attendee at the IR Global events. Barlow Robbins provide a full range of private and commercial legal services to local, national and international clients. David handles a range of more complex litigation matters with particular emphasis on insolvency.

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David is the chairman of the Dispute Resolution Division in Moore Barlow, a leading UK firm with 280 lawyers and offices in the City of London and across the South of England. 

David’s areas of practice include insolvency, professional negligence, commercial litigation, property disputes and inheritance disputes. In relation to insolvency, David is experienced in exploring different ways to address financial difficulties with clients, including through informal negotiation with creditors or by assessing the risks/benefits of a more formal insolvency process, such as individual voluntary arrangements, company voluntary arrangements and bankruptcy and/or company wind up. 

David regularly handles cases in the higher courts. David’s clients include companies of all sizes, banks, insurers and educational institutions. David has handled over 300 mediations across the UK with a success rate of over 90%. He has wide mediation experience, even lecturing on mediation in Kenya.

He is actively involved in a number of charities and organisations including as trustee.

Firm Description

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.