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Anne Elliott

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Latimer Hinks Solicitors

Work Department

Private client.


Anne is chief executive, heads up the private client department and is responsible for marketing. Her main area of work is business succession planning and wealth preservation for high net worth clients specifically advising farming families and other owner/managed businesses and dealing with wills, trusts, inheritance tax and related capital gains tax planning. She has a particular interest and expertise in agricultural tenancy and succession work and advises generally on business succession and strategic tax planning. The Private Client team won Team of the Year Award in their category in the June 2016 Northern Law Awards and the team were finalisits in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.


Qualified in 1976 when she joined Latimer Hinks. Partner in 1978; director (an incorporation) May  2015. One of the early members of STEP – since 1993. Recommended professional for the Tenant Farmers Association. Between 2009 and 2016 Anne was appointed Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham performing a supportive role for the High Sheriff of the County. Publications of note: ‘Private Client Adviser’ article (Agriculture – Reap What you Sow) Dec 2012/Jan 2013.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Agricultural Law Association; Recommended Professional for the Tennant Farmers Association.


Convent of the Assumption, Richmond, North Yorkshire; Leeds University (1973 LLB); College of Law Guildford (1975/76)


Horse racing, family, theatre, travelling.

North: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ team at Latimer Hinks Solicitors focuses on non-contentious matters such as agricultural property sales and purchases, tax and will planning, renewable energy projects, AHA tenancies, minerals options and development matters. ‘Go-to lawyerAnne Elliott is recommended for succession and inheritance tax planning and ‘is able to flex her style well to suit any particular situation’. The ‘first-rateNeil Stevenson is noted for his experience in property issues and renewable energy projects, and ‘excellent all-rounderNicola Neilson advises on property sales, purchases and leases. Other key names include the ‘trustworthyElizabeth Armstrong and Adam Wood, who focus on estate administration and transactional matters respectively.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ practice at Latimer Hinks Solicitors is led by the ‘highly regardedAnne Elliott, who is ‘extremely approachable and can adapt her style to any and every situation’. Elliott handles wills, trusts, tax planning and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and is a well-regarded dementia friend. Also recommended are Andrew Way, who is praised as ‘a first-rate lawyer’; Elizabeth Armstrong, who leads the trusts practice and specialises in tax, estate and succession planning; and ‘all-round professionalNatalie Palmer, who heads the Court of Protection team. Clients of the department include agricultural and business families, entrepreneurs and vulnerable individuals.

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