Posted on 8th October 2009

Latimer Hinks Receives Endorsements from Legal 500 Chambers UK

Solicitors with Latimer Hinks have received national recognition for a range of their work from two of the UKs most influential legal guides.

The firm has received glowing tributes in the latest Legal 500, which gives in-depth information and recommendations on law firms in more than 70 countries.

The UK Legal 500 says: "Clients praise Latimer Hinks vast knowledge of agricultural law and understanding of matters influencing the market. Anne Elliott is a noted expert in the field of landlord and tenant, and Tim Haggie is recommended for estate management, strategy and planning. Instructions include advising farmers in negotiation with Broadview Energy over a wind farm development in North Yorkshire. "

The UK Legal 500 also notes that:

"Anne Elliott at Latimer Hinks is noted for her expertise in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax Planning.

Nick Poole heads the Latimer Hinks corporate team, which acted on a multimillion-pound refinancing of a group of hotels. Clients acknowledge the practice as one of the best in the local market.

Mark Clayton leads a very proficient team at Latimer Hinks that had a busy year advising on numerous retail properties.

Anne Elliott, who has a particular expertise in agriculture work, including property and tenancy work, agricultural succession applications and advice to farming families on business succession strategy and tax planning, is also singled out in Chambers UK Guide. She has secured number two ranking status for general agricultural and rural affairs.

Chambers testimonial reads: "Specialist in agricultural work and with a deep knowledge of rural matters, this firm is noted for its involvement with the Yorkshire Rural Support Network, in which capacity Anne Elliott has been raising the profile of succession planning within the farming community. Described as "forthright and knowledgeable and one of the "key experts in the North East, Elliott has also been appointed to the panel of the Tenant Farmers Association. She does a considerable amount of tax planning, trusts, agricultural holdings, and landlord and tenant work.

Chambers UK Guide, which prides itself on the independence and objectivity of its research, carries out thousands of in-depth interviews to assess the reputation and expertise of business lawyers. Its rankings take into account technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment to clients.

Managing Partner Tim Haggie said: "The Legal 500 is widely regarded as offering the definitive assessment on law firms capabilities and Chambers is renowned for being completely independent with its rankings based solely on its research interviews with lawyers and clients.

"Therefore, their endorsements of Latimer Hinks services are particularly pleasing as we have been independently judged by two of the UKs most influential legal guides.