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Our Firm

Austin Moore & Partners LLP is a law firm dedicated to corporate and commercial property transactions, and employment advice. Our experienced lawyers are committed to providing comprehensive client care, working in partnership with you to achieve your goals.

Our Values

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Trusted Advisor

We will work alongside you as a trusted advisory partner in your transaction.

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Our costs are transparent and we commit, wherever possible, to fixed costs at the outset, guaranteeing certainty and value.

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We Listen

Our objectives are of key importance to us – we will ensure these are met every step of the way.

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You will have clear lines of communication to dedicated advisors – rest assured your matter will not be passed from lawyer to lawyer.

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Our Focus

Transactional Specialists – Our lawyers are highly experienced in corporate, employment and commercial property matters – we know what we are good at and we stick to it!

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Our Style

Our lawyers are known to be approachable, open and informal. The legal affairs of our clients are a serious business, but we avoid stuffiness and barriers between individuals in order to get the job done effectively.

Meet The Team

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Our History

Founded in 2013 by Austin Moore, a Nottingham solicitor with over 30 years in corporate transactions, Austin Moore & Partners LLP has grown significantly in the East Midlands area and further afield. Clients are drawn to the firm’s rare offering of technical expertise, commitment to client service and transparency on costs. Since its formation, the firm has attracted experienced solicitors from “big firms” as well as cultivating its home grown lawyers to ensure our offering remains a unique and attractive proposition for business and property owners/managers.


The firm celebrates its 10th birthday and Austin Moore is joined by the four other partners as equity owners of the business. The firm is again shortlisted in two categories at Insider Media’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards.

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The firm wins Deal of the Year (under £10m) at Insider Media's East Midlands Dealmakers awards and are shortlisted for SME Deal of the Year in the Midlands Dealmakers awards.

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The firm opens a new Derby office and continues to grow, welcoming three new solicitors including Corporate Partner Dav Jaspal.

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The firm establishes a new commercial property team led by Lucy Carter who was appointed partner together with Natalie Thomson and Laura de Banke. The firm achieves a record year in terms of corporate transactions, which continue despite Covid restrictions.

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The firm is the East Midlands nominee for “Regional Law Firm of the Year” in the Legal 500 awards and continues to handle a larger number and value of corporate transaction.

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Louise Firth and Rebecca Del Grosso join the firm. Louise remains with the firm in a consultancy capacity handling commercial law matters. Rebeca Del Grosso has been promoted to an associate in the corporate team.

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The firm purchases the freehold of its office building at 7 The Ropewalk, following rapid expansion of staff numbers. The firm intends to remain based in Nottingham City Centre whilst serving clients across the UK.

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Natalie Thomson joins the firm as an associate from another Nottingham law practice. Natalie has grown the employment offering at our firm and has become a partner.

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The firm’s fees exceed £1,000,000 for the first time (and have continued to rise since). This was based on a lot of hard work and an increasing reputation in corporate transactions.

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Laura de Banke joins the firm as a newly qualified solicitor. Laura’s skills and abilities have developed greatly over the years, and she is now a partner of the firm and named as a Rising Star in Legal 500.

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Austin Moore leaves Gateley and Vik Moothia leaves Eversheds to found a new law firm focused on transactional work, aiming to disrupt a market dominated by much larger practices. The firm moves into 7 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, from where it still operates.

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Inclusion statement

Austin Moore and Partners are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We therefore treat everyone with the same respect, attention and courtesy.

We celebrate difference, recognising the benefits this brings. There are no barriers to our recruitment process; we process applications based on qualifications, experience, personal merit and individual qualities.

We act with integrity, fairness and respect towards everyone that we deal with.

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Social Responsibility

Austin Moore and Partners LLP is committed to corporate social responsibility and environmental social and corporate governance matters. In particular:-

  • We are committed to the happiness and success of our employees and operate policies to ensure diversity and fair treatment are embraced.
  • We look to protect our environment by recycling as much as possible and minimising our use of paper and other office consumables.
  • We support local and national charities through our own fundraising events and supporting other events held in the community.

Legal 500

Austin Moore & Partners LLP is proud to have featured in the Legal 500 Rankings since 2017.

Leading Firm: Austin Moore & Partners has been recognised since 2017 as a Leading Firm by Legal 500.

Regional Law Firm of the year: in 2019, we were the only firm from the East Midlands nominated for the annual award for “Regional Law Firm of the Year”, recognising our effect in the legal market in the region.

Leading Individual: Austin Moore is recommended as a Leading Individual in his field.

Legal 500 2024
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Employment and HR

We offer a retainer service for all of your employment and HR requirements.

Proactive provides a dedicated service to help businesses avoid employment issues (and the associated costs) before they arise, allowing you to focus on your business and customers.