Here at Larcomes, we pride ourselves with our expert knowledge, experienced team and incredible results.

On Wednesday, 28th September the latest edition of The Legal 500 was launched. Assessing the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions for the last 36 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. In their latest addition, you will be able to find that our Family Law and Industrial Diseases teams were once again recognised, securing our spot in the 2023 directory for yet another year! 

To see what they had to say about both teams’ strengths, noble practitioners and impressive testimonials, read below.

Larcomes Family Law

“Led by Portsmouth-based Mark Tooley and Sandra Phillips, Larcomes‘  family law practice is especially well known for its experience in complex childcare cases, with significant experience taking matters to the high court.”

    Larcomes Family Law Testimonials

    “The family team at Larcomes (Mark Tooley, Jennie Swaby, and Sandra Phillips) are quite simply exceptional. Their strength lies in their compassionate and kind approach to their clients, coupled with their skilful knowledge of the law. They are well equipped to provide calm, rational advice at a time of family crisis. They are equally at home representing parents, children and guardians.”

    “Mark Tooley is an excellent solicitor advocate, whose cross-examination skills are equal to the Bar. Jennie Swaby is regularly instructed in complex cases.”

    “The Family team has a breadth and depth of knowledge in family law. Led by Mark Tooley, each member of the team is highly experienced. They present cases with confidence and in a manner that tactically serves to best meet the needs of their clients.”

    Larcomes Industrial Diseases Law

    “Larcomes is prominent in the area of asbestos-related disease claims, a field it has focused on for four decades. The head of team is Richard Hopgood, ‘a formidable litigator who has a great manner with clients‘, who for 20 years has represented disease victims and their families in compensation claims connected with asbestos-related pleural thickening, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma. Michael Osborne is ‘a pleasure to work with and is dedicated to his clients.’

      Larcomes Industrial Diseases Testimonials

      “Efficient with good communication”

      “Richard Hopgood is outstanding in all aspects”

      “Larcomes have a significant practice dealing with asbestos related injury claims in the South East area” 


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