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Matthew Devine

Senior associate, Moore Barlow LLP

01483 464298


I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in 2015 as a Trainee Solicitor, where I gained experience in our Litigation, Corporate, Employment and Commercial Property departments.

I am now a Senior Associate in our Corporate team, working with businesses and their owners on all matters of company law from incorporation through to exit and everything in between. My experience at Moore Barlow has particularly focused on corporate transactional work, where I have worked on a number of deals with a value of tens of £millions, and often involving overseas parties. I have also led on smaller transactions.

Aside from transactions, I have worked on a variety of matters ranging from the issue of loan notes and option schemes for owner managed businesses to international corporate reorganisations for private equity backed groups. On the latter, that work has recently involved capital reductions, share buybacks, allotments of shares, intra-group waivers and releases and the winding up of subsidiary companies.

I aim to take a collaborative approach in my dealings with all parties to a transaction with the aim of reaching our common end goal, be that completion of a company purchase/sale or entry into a bespoke contract, whilst at the same time ensuring my client is suitably protected and certain of what will happen and when (and what would happen if it did not). That’s part of the reason I was shortlisted for ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ at the 2020 Insider Dealmaker awards, covering lawyers, bankers, accountants and corporate financiers in the South East.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and taking part in various sports. In the past, that has been more than my fair share of rowing and cricket, but more recently running and triathlons.

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About Moore Barlow LLP

Moore Barlow LLP

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 their 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, we can apply a personalised approach and the highest standards of care, so you get the best outcome.

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.

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.

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