Portsmouth based solicitors Larcomes LLP are delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year, that they have won an award at the Hampshire Law Society annual awards ceremony. This year, saw Julian Quartermain, head of the private client department take away the prestigious title Hampshire Senior Solicitor of the Year 2017. Julian’s dedication to his clients coupled with his expertise in highly challenging areas of law saw him win this award, against significant competition.

Julian has a very significant number of loyal high net worth clients that have been instructing him for the past plus 30 years. He is hugely respected by his clients and his peers and clients have regularly provided feedback to the effect of quoting his professionalism, depth of knowledge, plain speaking, caring manner and ability to handle their legal matters quickly. Within the firm he is acknowledged by the other partners as having one of the finest legal minds. He has been called upon on a number of occasions over the past few years, by local competitor law firms as an expert witness (as opposed to them calling in a barrister for their expert opinion) on complicated Trusts.

Over his legal career, he has developed a particular niche specialism in high net worth complicated lifetime trusts and tax planning. He is an expert in advising clients with overseas assets and he has many clients that have approached him and then instructed him from abroad, because of his particular legal skills in overseas probate services. He also has a particular specialism in ensuring the correct provision within Trusts for disabled children.

As the Court of Protection Partner within the firm, he is dedicated to looking after the welfare and safeguarding the financial affairs of those children and adults suffering from mental incapacity because of learning difficulties, old age and mental illness or as a result of an accident or medical negligence.

Managing Director, Janice Ward of Larcomes said

“We are delighted that Julian has been recognised for his legal expertise by the Hampshire Law Society by winning this Award. We are passionate about the level of service we provide as a firm to our clients and are committed to continue to work closely with our local community and we value the recognition by the Hampshire Law Society who have previously awarded Larcomes, local small law firm of the year and have now awarded the firm for the second time, Outstanding Solicitor of the Year”.