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Harriet Allsop | 15.04.2019
I am a partner and head of the professional negligence team. I also head the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team, and have a special interest in marine legal matters.
My clients are professional practices such as solicitors, surveyors, architects and accountants who I help in dealing with negligence claims and all aspects of contentious insolvency.
I act for insolvency practitioners and company directors, dealing with more general professional negligence claims.
My marine clients are businesses such as boatyards or marinas, as well as individual boat owners.
In all cases, I provide my clients with legal advice that is clear, practical and cost-effective. I am always available at the end of the phone to discuss concerns or provide reassurance.
The teams I manage combine a high level of legal expertise with practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of business.
Absolutely delightful. He’s very experienced. He has a lot of knowledge and is very pleasant to deal with; clients love him. He has good, solid experience of professional negligence.
"Absolutely delightful. He’s very experienced. He has a lot of knowledge and is very pleasant to deal with; clients love him. He has good, solid experience of professional negligence." Independent third party
"You and the Moore Blatch team really took this to them and did not waiver. Escalate is a truly game changing product and has enabled us as a mere minnow to swim with sharks and hold them to account. You have given us a chance to carve out a future that would have otherwise been very difficult and would have no doubt meant the end of our business. You have no idea what this means for my family and the families of Kevin and Jim. I am eternally grateful." Dave C, flooring company
"Mark Osgood heads a team where ‘the knowledge throughout is very good with no weak links’. " Legal 500
"An experienced, knowledgeable lawyer with a strong litigation capability" Legal 500
"A great example of how two professional service companies, both legal and non-legal, can collaborate to improve energy efficiency and more generally seek to influence the wider community to become more sustainable." Independent third party
"Highly Commended" TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
"I think the idea and execution is genius […] I like the fact that it’s aimed at creating access to justice and that brainpower has been used to identify the key component parts and the build back up again to deliver the solution. I can see why clients would love it and I wish them well." Independent third party
"It’s a clever, clever concept growing out of greater collaboration across a number of industries to give SMEs real prospects of recovery without having to spend exorbitant legal fees or having to write off debt." Independent third party
"He’s a very able lawyer, strongly committed to his client’s cause." Market Commentator
"He’s very good and very competent; he’s been around for along time." Independent third party
"Mark is very approachable, commerical, technically sound and good value for money." Client
"Mark Osgood is described by clients as ‘commercial, realistic and technically sound.’ He regularly advises insolvency practitioners on contentious matters. He heads the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team." Chambers and Partners
"Mark Osgood of Moore Blatch LLP is the head of the firm’s business recovery and insolvency team, and specialises in the representation of lenders. He has a complimentary practice handling professional negligence issues, and is rated by sources as a ‘first-class’ litigator." Chambers and Partners
"Recognised as leader in the field of restructuring and insolvency. Also states ‘clients enjoy working with him’ because he is ‘extremely responsive and articulate in his advice’" Chambers and Partners
"Sources report that Mark Osgood ‘has built a good reputation for himself.’ Peers note that he is ‘extremely approachable,’ and clients comment that he is also ‘very commercial’." Chambers and Partners
"Sue and I were in safe hands and we’ll never forget your professionalism and absolute dedication – brilliant!" Client
"The ‘very commercial’ Mark Osgood of Moore Blatch LLP deals with negligence claims as they relate to assets within insolvent estates. He also tackles a range of other contentious insolvency matters." Chambers and Partners
"A very capable guy. I think he’s highly experienced, and he’s seen it all before, so he’s sensible in his approach. He drills down to the details, which is very good." Independent third party
"Mark Osgood is very attentive, and always warm and enthusiastic. I also think he gets the picture quickly." Client