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5-8 PRIESTGATE, DARLINGTON, DL1 1NL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01325 341500
Fax:
Fax 01325 381072
DX:
69282 DARLINGTON 6
Email:
Web:
www.latimerhinks.co.uk

Elizabeth Armstrong

Tel:
Work 01325 341518
Email:
Latimer Hinks Solicitors

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Elizabeth is a director working in the private client department with responsibilities for the trust department. Elizabeth provides advice on wills, trusts, inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

Career

Partner Latimer Hinks 2012. Director May 2015. Trained at R Bell & Son from 1996-98 where she remained for a further three years as assistant solicitor. In 2002 Elizabeth set up a new residential conveyancing department for a firm in Sunderland and remained there until 2003. She then undertook locum work whilst working as an associate lecturer in land law, equity and trusts for the Open University’s LLB course. In 2005 Elizabeth joined Latimer Hinks’ private client team. In 2009 Elizabeth was awarded the Avery Jones medal for achieving the highest mark in the Chartered Tax Advisor Application and Interaction paper. In 2010 Elizabeth was appointed head of the firm's Trust Department

Languages

German and Russian.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Solicitors for the Elderly, Dementia Friend

Education

Teesside High School, Eaglescliffe; Durham University (1994 BA Modern Languages (German and Russian); College of Law, York (1995 CPE and 1996 Legal Practice Course).

Leisure

Listening to and playing music, spending time with family, swimming.


North: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Latimer Hinks Solicitors provides a broad range of services with a specialism in non-contentious work spanning sales and purchases of agricultural property and succession planning matters, including wills, trusts and inheritance tax, alongside renewable energy project work and mineral-related options and leases. Nicola Neilson is regularly called upon to advise on renewable energy transactions in addition to handling matters pertaining to leases of agricultural property. Anne Elliott’s and Elizabeth Armstrong’s strength lies in assisting landowning clients including farmers and individuals with succession and inheritance tax planning, while Armstrong’s expertise also spans the administration of estates and trusts where agricultural land is involved. Neil Stevenson has notable experience in agricultural property and renewable energy work, which includes development and acquisition funding matters. Adam Wood is another key individual.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The ‘highly approachable and knowledgeable’ practice at Latimer Hinks Solicitors provides ‘high-quality’ advice utilising its ‘excellent spread of knowledge’. The team fields a number of ‘technically excellent partners who understand their clients’ needs’, including ‘very bright and conscientious’ head of tax and trusts Elizabeth Armstrong, who has the ‘rare talent of balancing difficult technical work with good humour and an approachable manner’, while ‘always staying on top of things’; and ‘very knowledgeable and hugely experienced’ private client practice head Anne Elliot, who ‘goes the extra mile for clients’. The practice acts for agricultural and business families as well as individuals on inheritance tax and asset protection planning matters, the preparation of tax-efficient wills, trusts and property-related issues. Other key individuals include Andrew Way and Natalie Palmer. Solicitor Jennifer Quayle is also recommended.

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