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 2019 - Anne Elliott, head of the private client department and the firm's chief executive, focuses her practice on wealth protection, succession planning, trust structure and tax mitigation for high net worth individuals. She is "very knowledgeable in the farming sector of legal advice and estate management." She is "very competent and experienced."
Legal 500 2018 - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate - 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’.
Legal 500 2018 - Agriculture & Estates - ‘. 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.