Agricultural diversification can make a farm work harder, but advisers need to ensure they do not get tangled up in thorny tax issues
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Looking After the Future - Family & Business

Family Business Lawyers Point to Succession Success


Keep your tax and financial affairs up to date by following Latimer Hinks' list of New Year resolutions. Natalie Palmer provides a donation to Richmondshire Community Support Service. Daniel Williams asks "who wants to sue their own children?" More professional support is called on for those with dementia living in rural areas and Martin Williamson advises you to think carefully before you buy a residential property.

Anne Elliott praises the Archers radio show for highlighting estate planning. Elizabeth Armstrong and Rosanne Tweddle warn farming families following a landmark ruling. Martin Williamson provides an overview of changes to the Tenant Fees Act as well as asking if purchasing a property if you have considered shared ownership.

Rosanne Tweddle helps charity Sporting Force establish a vital veterans' hub in Darlington. Rosanne is also appointed to Council of the National Agricultural Association. Laura Richardson rises through the ranks and Martin Williamson asks if it is better to move...or improve your property.

Keep your tax and financial affairs up to date by following Latimer Hinks' list of New Year resolutions. Rosanne Tweddle provides a secure future for an historic Victorian pumping station. Nicola Neilson advises on the key to a successful farm sale. The Latimer Hinks' 125 Challenge comes to an end and Martin Williamson discusses the best way to add value and space to a home.

Latimer Hinks receives a top ranking in the Chambers HNW Guide for Private Wealth Law. Rosanne Tweddle helps "hatch" a new business. Following a recent Supreme Court ruling we urge people to clarify end-of-life wishes and we also issue a warning to farming families to avoid costly inheritance battles by making a will. Martin Williamson advises house purchasers to take out a survey to avoid costly mistakes.

Latimer Hinks announces supports St Teresa's Hospice with £20K Donation. Gillian Ibbotson comments on the recent ISA reform. We "scrum down" with Local Ladies Rugby Team and take on a Spot of Decorating for Age UK. Lisa Stronach is welcomed as a new addition to the Property Department and Martin Williamson provides advice on Transferring Ownership of a House with a Mortgage.

Latimer Hinks announces its 9th STEP Solicitor. We donate £7,500 to the Darlington and Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal and Natalie Palmer donates hair to the Little Princess Trust. Our partnership with County Durham Community Foundation delivers £36,000 to local charities and our Residential Property Department celebrates conveyancing success. Martin Williamson provides advice on using the bank of Mum and Dad in order to take a step onto the property ladder.

Latimer Hinks' Property department enjoys a strong start to 2017. Anne Elliott advises family businesses to set up a Discretionary Trust. We celebrate 125 years in business and take a look back through the years. The Hel's Angels team raise funds for St Teresa's Hospice. Daniel Williams calls for a change in the law to protect digital legacies and Martin Williamson provides advice on how to stay on the right side of the law as a landlord.

Latimer Hinks introduces the new Farms & Estates Team. We raise awareness of the Herbert Protocol via a video. Jennifer Quayle welcomes a landmark will ruling and the Hel's Angels fundraising team take on a 10K challenge. Martin Williamson asks if a new build is the right move for you?

The successful Latimer Hinks Property Department makes Director promotions. We also help 150 year old Jewellers with Pandora franchise move premises. Natalie Palmers comments of the excellent Emmerdale dementia episode which highlights the importance of the Herbert Protocol. Martin Williamson asks is AirBnB regulation looming?

Latimer Hinks Helps Hays Travel to Expand into the Metrocentre, We Receive Endorsements from Chambers UK and Legal 500, Anne Elliott Looks at the Complexities of Rural Inheritance Tax and Martin Williamson asks How Property can Increase in Value when Used as a Filming Location

Our Private Client Team Wins Team of the Year at the Northern Law Awards, We Raise Funds for St Teresa’s in Memory of a Much Loved Colleague, Natalie Palmer Looks at Celebrity Deaths and What we can Learn from their Estate Planning and Martin Williamson asks Could Now be the Time to Bag a Brexit Bargain?

Latimer Hinks warns parents who lend through the “Bank of Mum & Dad”. We explain why we can all learn from David Cameron’s tax planning and congratulate the Private Client team on becoming finalists in the Northern Law Awards. Martin Williamson asks “Would you rent a room to strangers?”

Latimer Hinks Advises on Leaving a Digital Legacy and Provides Ten Money Resolutions for 2016. We also Look at the Tax Implications for Lottery Winners and ask, is it too Expensive to Downsize?

Latimer Hinks Receives Endorsements from Leading Legal Directories, Will Disputes on the Increase, Will Warning to Families and Difficulties Faced on Financing a Non-conventional Home

Latimer Hinks Helps Teaching Couple Realise their Dreams, Great News – Shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards, Petition – End Discrimination Against the Childless, New Appointments, Promotions, Fundraising and Could Tax Increases for Landlords be Bad News for the Property Market

Latimer Hinks Highlights the Importance of Having a Will in Place, How to Tackle "Bad Behaviour" on Social Media and the Pitfalls of Choosing the Wrong Conveyancer

Latimer Hinks Sponsors Locally Filmed Documentary, Five Questions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Beware of Holiday Scams, Strategic Tax Planning and Top Tips of Buying a Property Abroad

Latimer Hinks Pledges £1000 to Help Save Historic Church, We Receive Endorsements from Leading Legal Directories, Landmark Deal for Local Butchers, Expansion of the Court of Protection Team, A Warning Over Capacity Issues Following Dementia Ruling and Don’t Forget to Winter Proof your Property

Latimer Hinks Charity Ball Raises a Record £16,000, The Necessity for an Up-To-Date Partnership Agreement, Veterinary Practice Merger, Heritage Healthcare Expansion Drive, Innovative Sports Service for Farm Shop, Change of Attitude to Death and Making buy to Let a Safer Bet

Latimer Hinks Charity Ball a Sell Out, Historic Deal for Clinkard's, Darlington Business Woman Fulfils Life-long Ambition, Help to Buy, One Year On.

New Code for Will Preparations, An Unusual Gift, Property Education Hotspots

Latimer Hinks Receives Endorsements, Dangers for Farmers without Partnership Agreements, Importance of LPAs, House Price Rises and Inheritance Tax

Latimer Hinks celebrates 60 years at Priestgate, Experienced solicitor and notary public joins the ranks, Businesswoman achieves life-long ambition, Ensure planning changes for listed buildings run smoothly

Be clearer when making a Will, Gillian raises money for Support Dogs, Spring clean your home for a seasonal sale

Latimer Hinks receives endorsements, Caution urged for landowners considering diversification, Key points to to remember when making a will, How to be a first time buyer

Reclaim care home fees, Holiday illness to be classed as sick leave, Almost £10,000 raised via charity ball, Preparing a house for sale

New partners appointed, is it impossible to sack an employee, young people locked out of the housing market Mary Everitt retires after 49 years

Family business lawyers point to succession success, Solicitors gain prestigious qualifications, Latimer Hinks 2012 ball hopes to raise thousands for charities

Look after the future - family and business, Latimer Hinks partners honoured with awards, Don't let the gloom bring certain doom

A personal service, Solicitors help manufacturers purchase it's own premises, Law Society accolade, Elderly at risk over unqualified will writers

Tees Valley Law Society raises cash for charities, stamp duty rise could lead to an extra £17,000 bill

Recommended by Legal 500 & Chambers UK, succession planning and plan now for January payments

Recommended by the Legal 500, support for farming community, debt advice and new act brings sex and health discrimination into focus

Partner elected as one of the youngest presidents of the Tees Valley Law Association, an election to the Council of the Agricultural Law Society, divorce law change and top ten debt tips