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Herrington Carmichael LLP

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Camberley, London, Wokingham

Anthony Tahourdin

Work 01276 686222
Herrington Carmichael LLP

Work Department

Private Client


Anthony is a Partner in the Private Client Department. He joined the firm in 1999 from a London practice where he headed up the Probate Department. He heads up the Private Client Department.  

Anthony advises on all areas of Private Client law but his main interest is in the administration of Trusts and Estates. He has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with estate administration and he regularly advises on complex estates.

Examples of recent work include:

- Negotiating with HMRC in relation to the value of substantial loans made by a deceased for the purposes of inheritance tax.

- Building and presenting to HMRC the case for the application of Agricultural and Business Property relief in respect of a Farm and Livery business carried out by an elderly farmer.

- He is regularly nominated to act as Deputy Attorney for clients who have lost capacity. In that role he seeks to be actively involved and regularly instigates tax planning exercises on behalf of the client.

Anthony strives to ensure that clients receive a fast and reliable service whilst maximising any Tax reliefs that are available and ensuring that wherever possible the clients are also advised of possible opportunities for future tax savings.

Anthony is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and The Law Society Probate Section.


Trained Tweedie & Prideaux (now Veale Wasborough Vizards); qualified 1979; head of probate and wills Tweedie & Prideaux 1979-1985; salaried partner 1983; head of private client department Simmonds Church Smiles (now GRM Law) of London WC1 1985-1999; equity partner 1987; head of private client department Herrington Carmichael LLP 1999-2011; partner 2004 to date.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Law Society Private Client Section; Solicitors for the Elderly.


St George’s College, Weybridge; Kingston University (1976 BA Hons Law).


Dog walking; skiing; sailing and most water activities. Keen dinghy and yacht sailor including extensive yacht racing experience. Member of Junior Offshore Group and Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club (of which he was commodore and is now a trustee). Formerly member and Commodore of Law Society Yacht Club.

South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Herrington Carmichael LLP's personal tax, trusts and probate practice serves a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals with assets based abroad. In addition to areas such as estate planning and tax, Alexander Mulroe , who joined from Paris Smith LLP, assists elderly and vulnerable clients. Managing partner Frankie Tierney handles a range of disputes involving wills and trusts and undertakes Court of Protection work where mental capacity is in issue. Anthony Tahourdin offers decades of experience in probate and the range of matters affecting high-value estates.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Herrington Carmichael LLP bolstered its private client practice with the recruitment of department head Alexander Mulroe, who previously led the private client practice of Paris Smith LLP. Mulroe brings in complementary expertise in structuring complex cross-border estate planning and experience advising high-net-worth clients on a wide range of tax and succession planning issues. Other key figures in the Wokingham office include Anthony Tahourdin and Robert Syms for contentious matters and Sonia Dhesi, Andrew Smith and Faye Smith are also recommended.

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