Firm Profile > Longmores Solicitors LLP > Hertford , South East

Longmores Solicitors LLP
SG14 1HP
South East

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 2

Longmores Solicitors LLP’s employment practice advises employers and high-net-worth individuals on a comprehensive range of issues, including complex disciplinary and grievance matters, discrimination, reorganisations, TUPE and employment-related aspects of commercial transactions. The team specialises in the recruitment and education sectors and is particularly well versed in competition and restrictive covenants and injunction remedies. Richard Gvero heads the practice. Solicitors Miranda Mulligan and Jennifer Mansoor are also recommended.

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 2

Longmores Solicitors LLP’s private client department is particularly experienced in advice on inheritance tax and associated taxation consequences, including the creation and administration of lifetime trusts. Clients include individuals and families from the local farming and rural community, as well as local business owners. Working with elder and vulnerable clients is a niche specialism. The practice is headed by Richard Horwood. Senior solicitor Alastair Liddiard is also recommended.

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 3

Hertfordshire-based Longmores Solicitors LLP's corporate and commercial team is 'strongly experienced, personable and client-focused'. The practice advises clients on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions as well as IP-related transactions. Rina Sond, who heads the practice 'is outstanding, her commitment and dedication shines through' and senior associate Agata Rumbelow is also recommended.

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

The dispute resolution practice at Longmores Solicitors LLP has in-depth experience in commercial litigation, property litigation and contentious probate. The team is also well versed in injunctions and other emergency remedies. Recruitment and property management are key industry sectors. Practice head John Wiblin and senior solicitor John Wagstaffe are the names to note.

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

The commercial property team at Longmores Solicitors LLP acts for a wide range of clients from the public and the private sector, with a traditional focus on landowners located both within and outside Hertfordshire. The team is experienced in rural/strategic land sales with options and overage provisions and promotion agreements. Rachael Spalton heads the practice. Victoria Sandberg is another name to note for her expertise in rural affairs.

Longmores is a progressive firm of specialist solicitors renowned for its professional yet personal service that has been advising businesses and individuals since 1819.

Clients tell us that they value our common sense, commercial, no-nonsense approach; they also value our clear, concise advice and the fact that we make practical recommendations rather than simply reiterate the law.

We help individuals and families to buy and sell homes, resolve disputes, with employment related issues, divorce, relationships and children issues, and with their wills, trusts and inheritance matters.

We work with businesses across numerous industry sectors from smaller enterprises to market leaders on all aspects of their commercial matters including property, company and commercial, disputes, employment and rural land.

Types of work undertaken:

Commercial property: all aspects of commercial property transactions including acquisition and disposal of business premises, property development, joint ventures, business leases, landlord and tenant advice, and agricultural property transactions, including agricultural tenancies.

Company and commercial: acting mainly for owner-managed businesses, the firm’s expertise includes business sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, company formations and reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, share buybacks, share option schemes, commercial contracts, intellectual property, partnerships and LLP agreements.

Commercial Litigation: most aspects of commercial litigation (and some private litigation) are undertaken. The team has higher courts advocacy expertise and includes a mediator and an arbitrator. Specialist experience of search orders and other emergency remedies is offered. The team also has significant expertise in matters involving the recruitment industry.

Employment: the specialist team deals with all aspects of employment law, contentious and non-contentious, and provides comprehensive support for HR departments. It also specialises in post-termination restrictions and TUPE. The team has developed a niche in the recruitment and education sectors.

Family law: the team deals with all aspects of separation, divorce and private law children issues with empathy and sensitivity, avoiding conflict wherever possible. All its lawyers are members of Resolution and fully support its Code of Practice. The team also have expertise in preparing a variety of agreements including nuptial, civil partnership and cohabitation agreements. The team includes a family arbitrator.

Private client: one of the largest private client teams in Hertfordshire, covering all aspects of probate, tax and trusts, including wills, administration of estates, inheritance tax and charities. It has developed a niche practice in elderly issues covering powers of attorney and Court of Protection work as well as looking after the affairs of elderly clients. Memberships include STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), The Law Society Private Client Section and Solicitors for the Elderly.

Residential property: the firm deals with all aspects of house sales and purchases quickly and efficiently, using a sophisticated case management system. It also deals with re-mortgages, transfers of equity and equity release mortgages, as well as buy to let properties.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Richard Gvero
Residential Property Chris Pease
Dispute Resolution John Wiblin
Commercial Property Rachael Spalton
Company Commercial Rina Sond
Family Tracey Dargan
Private Client Richard Horwood
Commercial Property Victoria Sandberg
Company Commercial Daniel Burns
Photo Name Position Profile
 Daniel Burns  photo Daniel Burns
 Tracey Dargan  photo Tracey Dargan
 Richard Gvero  photo Richard Gvero
 Richard Horwood  photo Richard Horwood
 Chris Pease  photo Chris Pease
 Victoria Sandberg photo Victoria Sandberg
 Rachael Spalton  photo Rachael Spalton
 John Wiblin  photo John Wiblin
Number of UK partners : 9
Number of UK solicitors : 17
Number of other UK fee-earners : 7
Number of UK support staff : 22