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About Our Business

Providing outstanding client service has always been paramount at Larcomes Legal Limited which began life as a small family solicitors practice in Portsmouth over a hundred years ago.

The firm originally began life by offering family advice locally and these days still offers Family and Matrimonial advice but we now also offer specialist legal advice on Residential Conveyancing and Wills, Trusts & Probate, Employment, Personal Injury, Childcare, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Marine Law, Residential Developments and Waste, Buying and Selling a Business and Landlord and Tenant.

As solicitors in Portsmouth and in Waterlooville, we offer our clients a friendly and personal service. Small enough to care, we’re also big enough to specialise, providing our clients with expert advice to meet their specific needs.

At Larcomes we believe in always being open and transparent with our fees and everyone within the business is committed to delivering a top quality legal service to all of our clients.  As part of our commitment to excellent client service, we have also been awarded the prestigious Law Society’s International Practice Management Standard, Lexcel.  Lexcel is given to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

So whether you need to buy or sell your business, move house or need any other specialist legal advice then come to your local quality solicitors, Larcomes.

The History of Waterlooville

Local historians believe the town’s origins can be traced back to 1815 when foot soldiers returned to England from Belgium on the battleships following Wellington’s victory at the Battle of Waterloo. To break up the long journey from Portsmouth to the capital on the old London Road (A3), they stopped at an unnamed inn at a crossroads on the horse and carriage route for some much-needed refreshments.

During the course of their celebrations, the victorious infantrymen got talking to the landlord and suggested that he could do far worse than name the pub after them. It is believed that the innkeeper obliged, and the pub was duly renamed the ‘Heroes of Waterloo’ in their honour. Following their knees up at the pub, many of the soldiers decided to settle in the area and make it their home (it must have been a very good night…).

As the settlement grew, the name spread to the surrounding area, which became known as ‘Waterloo’, later evolving to ‘Waterlooville’ to differentiate the town from other places with the same name.

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168 London Road                    
North End
Tel: 023 9244 8100


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17 St Georges Walk                  

Tel: 023 9224 6666