Ranked in Chambers UK 2022

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Once again teams and solicitors from Longmores have been ranked in Chambers UK 2022.  Chambers and Partners is an independent research company delivering detailed rankings and insight into leading lawyers.  Here is what the Chambers UK 2022 guide says about Longmores.

Family: Band 3

What the team is known for

Hertford-based team with wide-ranging skills in family law. Advises on financial proceedings involving complicated property, business or trust aspects and represents clients in arbitration and mediation, as well as contentious proceedings. Also has notable experience in private children work, including Child Arrangements Order applications and parental alienation.


A client reports: “Longmores Solicitors took a proactive approach throughout the process and always gave me the confidence I needed.
An interviewee highlights the law firm’s “breadth of experience across all areas.

Tracey Dargan, Head of Divorce and Family Law: Band 2

Tracey Dargan handles complex financial remedy proceedings involving substantial assets and business elements, often by means of mediation. She also advises clients on Children Act Proceedings.

She is thorough, thoughtful and careful. You know she will really fight her client’s corner.” “She is an excellent strategist and negotiator.

Commercial Property: Band 4

What the team is known for

Notable Hertford-based firm that acts for property owners, occupiers, and investors and developers. The team works with clients on a full range of property transactions.


Clients appreciate that the firm is “very experienced, commercial and practical.”
Sources note that the lawyers “always listen to the client and explain issues without legal jargon.”
Interviewees praise them for being “skilled and responsive lawyers.”

Work highlights

Acted for Yellow Tomato Homes on its £1.5 million purchase of a development site on the outskirts of Cambridge.

Notable practitioners

Rachael Spalton is head of the commercial property team at Longmores.

John Wiblin, Head of Dispute Resolution: Band 3

Chambers UK 2022 says

John Wiblin assists clients with contractual litigation as well as director and shareholder disputes

Richard Gvero, Head of Employment: Band 4

Chambers UK 2022 says

Head of employment at Longmores, Richard Gvero has experience advising on TUPE-related issues, as well as employment status and restructuring concerns. He demonstrates notable expertise in his handling of unfair dismissal, allegations of discrimination and harassment cases.

“Richard is knowledgeable, practical and responds quickly to requests for advice.”

Miranda Mulligan: Associate to watch

Miranda is an Associate Solicitor specialising in employment law at Longmores.

Chambers UK 2022 says

Miranda Mulligan has experience acting for both employers and individuals on contentious matters including claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. She acts for clients in a range of sectors and is additionally adept at advising on non-contentious HR and employment matters.

“Miranda is thorough and provides accurate mapping of claims and evidence.”