Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide
For the fifth year running Richard Horwood has been ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide. The Private Client team, headed by Richard, has also been ranked in the guide again. Each year Chambers & Partners ranks the leading and most dedicated lawyers and law firms for international private wealth.
About Richard Horwood and the Private Client team
Richard Horwood leads the team as Head of the Private Client Practice Area. The primary areas of focus for Longmores’ high net worth clients relate to inheritance tax planning and in particular their holdings in businesses and agricultural property. An in-depth knowledge of the rules relating to Business Property Relief and Agricultural Property Relief mean that the team are well placed to advise those families with substantial family businesses and large farming operations. Advice is often provided in conjunction with accountants, who are similarly experienced, and enable holistic advice to be provided.
Longmores Solicitors are specialists in private client work, particularly with high net worth private wealth cases. Each legally qualified adviser is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. The team is comprised of two partners, one consultant, one senior solicitor, two associate solicitors and eight further associates and support staff. The team focus on building a relationship with the client, and the next generation, to establish trust and confidence. They work with multi-generational families, helping with their strategies for wealth preservation and are often appointed as a professional trustee and executor.
What the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide says
Both Richard Horwood and the Private Client team achieved band 2 rankings.
A source in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide says “Richard has a sound grasp of the law and makes his advice easily relatable to the clients”, adding: “He brings his experience to provide holistic advice to encompass all facets of the client’s affairs.”
Another source reports: “The private client team works well together; they are knowledgeable, personable and provide a high level of service.”
Richard Horwood commented on his team’s repeat ranking in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide saying “I am thrilled that my team and I have been ranked for a fifth successive year in the Chambers and Partner’s High Net Worth Guide. I am hugely grateful to my team, without whom I cannot do all that I do to earn such recognition. I would also like to thank the clients and contacts who acted as referees.”