Ranked and recognised by Chambers & Partners

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Longmores Solicitors Dispute Resolutions and Commercial Property teams have been ranked in Chambers & Partners 2020 UK guide with two partners also achieving individual rankings and another two partners acknowledged as recognised practitioners.

Chambers & Partners is a leading directory that ranks law firms nationally.  Their guides are produced independently and the research is conducted exclusively for rankings based on one-on-one client interviews.  Longmores is delighted to have achieved recognition in the UK directory again.

Ranked departments

The Disputes Resolution department received a Band 4 ranking.  The guide says:

What the team is known for

Experienced handling breach of contract and breach of directors’ duties claims.  Also assists with shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice claims.  Clients include international and regional companies as well as private individuals.

Work highlights

Assisted Andusia Recovered Fuels with a breach of contract claim against Thorncliffe Building Supplies.

Notable practitioners: John Wiblin

The Commercial Property team also achieved a Band 4 ranking with the guide saying:

What the team is known for

Notable firm acting for both public and private sector clients.  Frequently instructed by local landowners and able to advise on a range of complex land and property sales and purchases.  Work includes both freehold and leasehold matters.  Additional strength in advising on the refinancing of freehold property.

Strengths

A client says: “I am always impressed by how efficient they are in their ability to turn things around and get them over the line. They always follow up and never let things drift.”

Another source says: “They are a good company in terms of having good communicators, and they deal with things in a timely manner.”

Work highlights

Acted for Trent Developments in connection with its sale of a property which was subject to an occupational lease to an energy company

Notable practitioners: Rachael Spalton

Ranked lawyers

Richard Gvero, Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Employment received an individual Band 4 ranking for his work on employment.  The guide says: Richard Gvero has broad expertise in the field, ranging from senior exits and TUPE issues to employment status matters. He regularly acts for clients in the pharmaceutical, recruitment and education sectors. Sources say: “He has a calming and unfazed manner, which helps to identify the crux of the matter, keep perspective and take the emotion out of a case.”

John Wiblin, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution also received a Band 4 ranking for his litigation work with an interviewee saying he “has an eye for detail and is fastidious in his preparation.  He aims to give excellent client service.”  He assists clients with contractual litigation as well as director and shareholder disputes.

Tracey Dargan, Partner and Head of Divorce and Family, and Rachael Spalton, Partner and Head of Commercial Property, have both been acknowledged as a Recognised Practitioners.

High Net Worth 2020 guide

The firm’s Private Client department also features in the High Net Worth 2020 guide.  The team and Richard Horwood achieved a Band 3 ranking with the review saying:

The firm’s private client department advises clients on trusts, wills, tax planning and powers of attorney, as well as charitable giving and probate matters.  Richard Horwood leads the Longmores private client team. He handles the full range of trusts, tax and estate planning matters. A fellow private client lawyer says: “I know him very well. He’s very good and experienced and has been in the business a long time.”

Richard Gvero, Senior Partner and Head of Commercial and Employment, commented on his firm’s achievement saying “I am proud to say that once again there has been a strong showing by the firm in directories that seem to favour the larger players in our industry.  Very well done to our ranked and recognised lawyers and practice areas.”

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