The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) exists to ensure that leaseholders and freeholders can access the services of competent enfranchisement professionals and works to ensure best practice within the residential leasehold sector.
Polja Atkins, John Wagstaffe, Hayley Grantham and Shabnam Shekarian in our Property Litigation team are all members. To achieve membership, they have passed a stringent vetting process, provided references from clients or other practitioners, and demonstrated that they work on a sufficient number of collective enfranchisement projects on an annual basis.
Longmores has been a proud patron of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce since 2015 and a member since 1997. The Chamber provides first-class business support to companies of all shapes and sizes, through a range of membership benefits and networking opportunities.
Since 1924 they have been supporting businesses, influencing key decision-makers in local and central government and are regularly consulted for feedback from the business community when policy is being developed. Longmores is also a sponsor of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards and supporter of the Entrepreneur Foundation.
Longmores are a member the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce and is regularly involved with the various business networking events they hold. St Albans and District Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1907 to further the interest of businesses in the area ensuring positive growth and development.
Over one hundred and twenty years later they are still committed to these objectives, providing a forum for business networking in St Albans and aiming to be a voice for our members.
Longmores is a member of the Bishop’s Stortford Chamber of Commerce and a regular participant at meetings and networking events. The Bishop’s Stortford Chamber of Commerce was established in 1919 and currently has a membership of more than 90 businesses and organisations. Both the private and public sectors are represented, from retailers to manufacturers and from service industries to institutional bodies.
As a member of LawNet, Longmores is part of a nationwide network committed to rigorous quality standards and best practice. Mutual and member-owned, LawNet has been supporting independent law firms for over 30 years.
Membership is by invitation only and all firms are required to achieve accreditation to the LawNet ISO9001:2015 quality assurance standard. Everyone in the network is committed to sharing expertise, knowledge and best practice. Members are also linked across Europe through the Eurojuris network.
Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children.
Resolution has maintained a commitment to a constructive way of working, enshrined in their Code of Practice, while growing to become a membership organisation for professionals that work with separating families. Tracey Dargan and Kerrie Hall in our Family law team are both members.
The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is an apolitical organisation representing qualified employment lawyers in the UK. Members are drawn from all branches of the legal profession and include barristers and solicitors who act for employers and employees, trade unions, the voluntary sector, industry and the judiciary.
Their aim is to promote the best practice of employment law and support their members with benefits such as quality training and updates and commentary on employment law developments. Richard Gvero and Miranda Mulligan in the Employment team are members.