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Moore Barlow receives top rankings in Chambers & Partners UK 2021 guide

22nd October 2020

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow has gained widespread recognition in Chambers & Partner UK 2021 rankings, one of the UK’s leading guides to the country’s top lawyers and law firms.

This is the first time Moore Barlow has featured in the directory since the merger between Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins in May 2020. The combination of both legacy firm’s strengths has resulted in Moore Barlow receiving recognition for 13 practices, all ranked in the top three bands, with 33 individually ‘Ranked Lawyers’, and a total of 41 lawyers recommended overall.

The firm’s Southampton-based Rural services team has been awarded the top Band 1 ranking, with Managing Partner Ed Whittington acknowledged as an Eminent Practitioner for Agricultural and Rural Law. In addition, Moore Barlow’s highly renowned Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams are ranked as Band 1 for their claimant work across Southampton and Guildford & surrounds, along with nine ‘Ranked Lawyers’, reflecting the team’s depth and strength.

Moore Barlow has also been recognised amongst national firms for its work in the Education sector, with the team ranked as Band 2 and Partner Ben Collingwood being newly included as a ‘Ranked Lawyer’ alongside Joanna Lada-Walicki.

Chambers also distinguished two Moore Barlow partners – Daisy Waldren (Real Estate) and Rebecca Chaplin (Restructuring & Insolvency) – as “Up and Coming” individuals and  recognised the important work of the firm’s junior team with five Moore Barlow associates listed as “Associates to watch” including Eman Hassan (Personal Injury), Victoria Jones (Clinical Negligence), Rebecca Langmead (Agricultural and Rural Affairs), Adam McRae-Taylor (Education) and Sarah French (Family).

Ed Whittington, managing partner of Moore Barlow, comments

“The fact that so many of our team have been individually recognised as leading practitioners in their field is a testament to the quality of our people, and their dedication and commitment to providing outstanding expertise, support and advice to our clients across our key focus areas. Even amidst the challenges of Covid-19, it is extremely gratifying to celebrate the hard work, dedication and progression of so many individuals within the Moore Barlow team.”

The firm’s full results are as follows:


Band 1

Agriculture & Rural affairs – Southampton

Clinical Negligence: Claimant – Guildford & surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Claimant – Southampton

Personal Injury: Claimant – Guildford & surrounds

Personal Injury: Claimant – Southampton


Band 2

Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market – The South

Education – UK Wide

Family – Guildford & surrounds

Family – Southampton

Professional Negligence – The South

Restructuring and Insolvency – The South

Band 3

Employment – The South

Information Technology – The South

Litigation – The South

Real Estate – The South

Real Estate Litigation – The South

Eminent Practitioners

Ed Whittington (Agricultural and Rural Affairs – Southampton)


Up and Coming partners

Daisy Waldren (Real Estate – The South)

Rebecca Chaplin (Restructuring & Insolvency – The South)


Associates to watch

Adam McRae-Taylor (Education – UK Wide)

Eman Hassan (Personal Injury: Claimant – Guildford & surrounds)

Victoria Jones (Clinical Negligence: Claimant – Guildford & surrounds)

Sarah French (Family – Southampton)

Rebecca Langmead (Agriculture & Rural Affairs – Southampton)

The full rankings, including all ranked Moore Barlow lawyers can be accessed here.