Mr Anthony Tahourdin > Herrington Carmichael LLP > Wokingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Herrington Carmichael LLP
RG40 1AU

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.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The private client team at Herrington Carmichael LLP handles probate, estate planning and elderly and vulnerable client matters for regional and London-based clients, including high-net-worth individuals and directors of SMEs. After joining the firm from Anderson Rowntree in 2021, Charlotte Woods now heads the private client team in Camberley. Former practice head Anthony Tahourdin has experience in business property relief and agricultural property whilst Frankie Tierney has considerable expertise in handling matters involving Chancery Division disputes.