Anne Elliott Chief Executive

 Anne Elliott

Fact File

Specialist Areas Private Client & Agriculture
University Leeds University
Training Leeds
Qualified 1976
Joined Latimer Hinks  1976
Partner 1978
Director/Chief Executive  2015

Anne heads up our Private Client Department and is the firm’s Chief Executive. Her main area of work is wealth preservation for High Net Worth Clients specifically dealing with wills, trusts, and tax planning. She has a particular interest and expertise in agricultural work and succession planning. She advises generally on business and family succession, strategic and tax planning.

Between 2009 and 2016 Anne acted as Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham performing a supportive role for the High Sheriff of the County.

As a farmer’s daughter I appreciate the special relationship between a farmer and his land, I particularly enjoy the challenges presented in the context of promoting and implementing succession planning.

Business succession planning is important not just for farmers and landowners but for all owner managed businesses. The benefits of having proactive advisers are significant and compelling.

We have well established team at Latimer Hinks able to help with wealth preservation and succession planning - specifically wills, trusts and tax planning. We try to initiate and facilitate succession planning which can be a lengthy process. We believe in the maxim that in failing to plan you are effectively planning to fail!


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Recommended Professional for the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA)
  • Agricultural Law Association (ALA)
  • Dementia Friend


Chambers HNW 2017 - Anne Elliott is regarded as a "very competent private client lawyer" by one source, who explains: "She is all over the detail and a creative thinker. She is very good with clients and very personable as well." Elliot advises high net worth clients and assists with business and family succession planning. "She gives a sense of security from the depth of her knowledge," comments one source, and another adds that she has an "amazing commitment to her clients; she looks after them really well."

Legal 500 2017 - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate - The ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ practice at Latimer Hinks Solicitors is led by the ‘highly regarded’ Anne Elliott, who is ‘extremely approachable and can adapt her style to any and every situation’. Elliott handles wills, trusts, tax planning and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and is a well-regarded dementia friend.

Legal 500 2017 - Agriculture & Estates - ‘Go-to lawyer’ Anne Elliott is recommended for succession and inheritance tax planning and ‘is able to flex her style well to suit any particular situation’.