Richard Horwood > Longmores Solicitors LLP > Hertford, England > Lawyer Profile

Longmores Solicitors LLP
SG14 1HP

Work Department

Private Client


Partner and Head of Private Client


Richard advises individuals and families about their wills, trusts and inheritance tax planning arrangements specialising in the administration of complex estates, with particular emphasis on assets attracting business property relief and agricultural relief.

Richard trained Stanley Tee & Co and qualified in 2001. Richard joined Longmores as a newly qualified Solicitor in the Private Client practice area and has worked there since 2001.  He became a partner in the department in 2008 and head of the department in 2014.

Richard specialises in:

  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Acting as a professional Executor and Trustee
  • Will drafting
  • Trust drafting (including associated documentation)
  • Powers of Attorney


Richard is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Law Society Private Client Section and Hertfordshire Law Society Trusts & Probate Committee.


STEP (2004-06 Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction)
College of Law, Chester (1998-99 Post Graduate Diploma)
University of Liverpool (1995-98 LLB (Hons) 2(1))
Hereford Sixth Form College (1993-95)
Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School (1988-93)


Richard is the chair of The Apton Centre, a charity based in Bishop’s Stortford.


Richard is a keen fan of all sports, particularly cricket and golf. He is also very happy relaxing with a good book.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

With ‘a strong background in agriculture and estates’  Longmores Solicitors LLP is led by Victoria Sandberg, who is adept in conditional contracts, option agreements and overage agreements. Richard Horwood leads the private client department and is sought after by families for his expertise in structuring and planning family wealth, while Rachael Spalton heads the commercial property team. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Hertfordshire.

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

(Leading individuals)

Richard Horwood Longmores Solicitors LLP

Longmores Solicitors LLP’s ‘extremely professional and efficient’ team is based in Hertford, and assists clients with a broad range of issues, including Court of Protection applications and the administration of trusts and estates. The ‘very knowledgeable and helpfulRichard Horwood heads up the practice, and is particularly adept at assisting clients with reducing inheritance tax liabilities and handling the preparation of wills and succession issues for family businesses. Alastair Liddiard has extensive expertise in drafting trusts, handling powers of attorney, and winding up trusts.