From 2024 to 1993

  1. 2024

    Chris Pease becomes Chair of the Trustees of Hertford Museum and continued his involvement with the Hertfordshire Festival of Music as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

  2. 2020

    Chris Pease followed in the footsteps of former Longmores’ partners as the Deputy Under Sheriff of Hertfordshire until 2023.

  3. 2019

    Longmores celebrated the 200 year anniversary of the firm.

    Longmores 22 anniversary logo
  4. 2017

    Richard Gvero and Chris Pease became joint senior partners.

    Richard Gvero
    Chris Pease
  5. 2000

    Richard Gvero, Chris Pease and Liz Gallop joined in partnership with Anna Baptist, Graham Field and Richard Taylor.

  6. 1993

    Nigel Longmore died, the last family member to be a partner in the firm.


From 1985 to 1942

  1. 1985

    Anna Baptist, Graham Field and Richard Taylor were all partners at the firm.

  2. 1972

    Nigel Longmore was appointed Under Sheriff, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and Clerk to the Commissioner of Taxes.

    Nigel Longmore
  3. 1960

    Charles John Nigel Longmore, son of John Alexander, joined the firm.

  4. 1948

    John Alexander Longmore was appointed Under Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

  5. 1942

    John Alexander Longmore was appointed Deputy Director of the Home Guard & Territorial Army at the War Office until 1945.

    John Alexander Longmore


From 1930 to 1914

  1. 1930

    Philip Elton Longmore became Clerk to Hertfordshire County Council and Clerk of the Peace.

  2. 1926

    Sir Charles Elton Longmore was made a Commander of the Most Honourable Order of Bath.

  3. 1921

    John Alexander Longmore, son of Sir Charles Elton, joined the firm.

  4. 1917

    Philip Raynsford Longmore was awarded an OBE. The firm became known as Longmores.

    Longmores office building
  5. 1914

    Sir Charles Elton Longmore became President of the Law Society.


From 1913 to 1900

  1. 1913

    Charles Elton Longmore was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the Birthday Honours List.

  2. 1912

    Philip Elton Longmore, son of Charles Elton, joined his father and uncle at the firm.

    Phillip Elton Longmore
  3. 1906

    Charles Elton Longmore was appointed Under Sheriff, Returning Officer for the County and Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes Hertford Hundred. Philip Raynsford Longmore became the Deputy Coroner.

  4. 1901

    Philip Raynsford Longmore, brother of Charles, joined the practice.

  5. 1900

    Charles Elton Longmore became Registrar of Hertford County Court.


From 1890 to 1851

  1. 1890

    Charles Elton Longmore became Town Clerk, County Treasurer, Deputy Under Sheriff, Deputy Coroner and Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes.

  2. 1879

    Charles Elton Longmore, son of Matthew, joined the firm.

  3. 1863

    Matthew Skinner Longmore was appointed Clerk to Hertford Borough Justices and the County Bench of Hertford Petty Sessional Division.

  4. 1853

    Matthew Skinner Longmore, son of Philip, joined the partnership.

  5. 1851

    Philp Longmore was appointed Under Sheriff, Clerk to the Magistrates Division of Hertford & Welwyn, Clerk to the Commissioner of Taxes for the Hundred of Broadwater and Commissioners of Property Tax for the Division of Hertford.


From 1841 to 1819

  1. 1841

    Philip Longmore entered into partnership with Thomas Sworder.

  2. 1834

    Nicholson & Longmore moved into the "newly" built offices on Castle Street.

  3. 1825

    George Nicholson was appointed Under Sheriff beginning a long standing connection between the firm and the office of the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

  4. 1822

    Philip Longmore became the first of the family to give his name to the partnership alongside George Nicholson.

    Phillip Longmore
  5. 1819

    The firm that was to become known as Longmores Solicitors was first practicing in Hertford.