John Wiblin > Longmores Solicitors LLP > Hertford, England > Lawyer Profile

Longmores Solicitors LLP
SG14 1HP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution – commercial; arbitration, mediation.


Head of Dispute Resolution team. A solicitor-advocate,  Californian attorney and (now non-practising) South African advocate, John acts for clients chiefly in business disputes – typically breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes. Other specialist areas of his practice include recruitment law, copyright infringement, and land valuation arbitrations. John has significant experience of injunctions and search orders and has led several search teams in the execution of search orders. He has been instructed to act as arbitrator and mediator in civil disputes.


Pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar in 1998; practised as a barrister at Group 725 Innes Chambers; admitted to the California Bar 2002; qualified as a solicitor in the UK 2004; joined Longmores that year; partner since 2012.


Afrikaans, reads Dutch, conversational French.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


BA(Hons) LL.B LL.M. H.Dip. Co. Law (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg); MA (UK, EU & US Copyright Law) (King’s College, London), Dip. Arb (CIArb), Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator (London School of Mediation)


Collecting vinyl records, concert going.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Longmores Solicitors LLP offers ‘high quality service‘, with expertise in the recruitment and property management sectors, as well as acting for waste management companies on commercial disputes. Based in Hertford, practice leader John Wiblin handles shareholder and partnership disputes, and has experience in advising clients in the recruitment sector. John Wagstaffe specialises in property litigation matters. ‘Tremendous litigatorNathanael Young has particular expertise in insolvency issues, intellectual property and defamation law, while Lauren Mackenzie splits her time between commercial litigation and contentious probate.