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 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 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 UK 2017 - Agriculture & Rural Affairs
 Anne Elliott leads the firm's agricultural practice, specialising in succession planning in the rural sector, and can advise on wills, trusts and tax planning with specific reference to farming businesses. One source describes her as "a fantastic lawyer" before going on to add that she is "excellent at getting into the shoes of the client."

Legal 500 2016 - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
Latimer Hinks Solicitors’ practice is led by Anne Elliott, who focuses on wealth preservation for high-net-worth clients including preparing wills and trusts, tax planning, succession planning and related capital gains tax planning.Anne Elliott, is recommended for agricultural tenancy work and succession and tax planning.