Longmores Promote Alastair Liddiard to Partner
Alastair joined Longmores in 2012 specialising in wills, trusts, tax planning, probate and powers of attorney. Over the last eight years Alastair’s main focus has been on the preparation of wills, the creation and administration of trusts (including taking over the administration of exiting trusts with the firm) and the administration of estates.
Alastair’s dedication to assisting his clients in finding solutions to the often complex problems which they face whether in lifetime planning or in winding up the affairs of a loved one has shown through as his experience and knowledge of complex matters has increased during his time with Longmores. He has always striven to find the best solution to the problem rather than the stock answer, which has helped him to understand clients’ needs and, in most cases, present several different options to them in order that they can ensure that the best outcome is achieved. Other members of the firm are happy to refer clients to Alastair for advice, as well as using his knowledge to assist them on their matters where a discrete piece of advice is required from him in the context of a larger transaction.
In a recent matter, Alastair was able to save a considerable sum of Inheritance Tax following the death of a client who was in the process of winding up another estate. Alastair was advising the beneficiary when they died before the estate administration process had ended. His advice ensured that the assets which would have gone to the now-deceased beneficiary passed to their own beneficiaries in as easy and efficient a manner as possible.
Commenting on his new role, Alastair says “I am both extremely pleased and proud that my colleagues are confident in my abilities and have recognised my desire to become a firm part of Longmores’ future in making me partner. In the coming years I would look to justify their faith in me and to become an integral part of the business.”
Richard Horwood, Partner and Head of the Private Client team says “I am thrilled that Alastair has joined the partnership, having been with the firm for eight years. His appointment is testament to his hard work and dedication, along with his technical knowledge and expertise”.
Alastair is also a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 directory, a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section and a full member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). His promotion increases the number of Partners at Longmores to eleven for the first time in the firm’s 200 year history.