Elizabeth Armstrong and Natalie Palmer are both well established, senior members of the Darlington-based firms team, specialising in wills, trusts, probate, Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax planning, and elderly client issues.
Durham University graduate Elizabeth joined Latimer Hinks in 2005, having qualified in 1998, and manages the firms Trust Department.
Elizabeth is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and committee member of the North East branch, as well as a Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Natalie, who studied at Sunderland University, joined the firm in 2000 and qualified in 2007.
As well as being a member of STEP, Natalie is joint regional co-ordinator for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), a member of the Alzheimers Society Referral Panel and a Trustee of Age UK Darlington.
Partner Anne Elliott, who with Andrew Way heads Latimer Hinks Private Client team, said: "Elizabeth and Natalie have proved themselves to be valuable members of the Latimer Hinks team and we, the Partners, believe they will carry this into their new roles and be valuable additions to the leadership of the firm.
"This is a firm which has always thrived on being a family-oriented practice, with multiple generations of families retaining our services. This means that the area in which Elizabeth and Natalie have thrived, working closely with clients on issues which are involved and personal, is vital to our future and as Partners they will be in a position to be at the forefront of that work.