Posted on 7th October 2011

Latimer Hinks Celebrates Five Citations in Legal 500

Latimer Hinks, one of Darlington and County Durhams longest established law firms, is celebrating five of its senior members being cited in the worlds largest independent legal referral guide.

Legal 500 has highlighted Latimer Hinks expertise in corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, debt recovery, agriculture and estates, personal tax trusts and probate and commercial property.

Five Partners at Latimer Hinks Solicitors are cited.

The renowned publication states:
  • Tim Haggies team at Latimer Hinks performs well and provides an excellent service. Recent highlights include advising on the complex sale of a former nursing home.
  • Anne Elliott advised on several complex succession and tenancy status matters for farm owners, and Neil Stevenson acted for several landowners based in County Durham and Sedgefield in negotiations with wind farm developers.
  • Mark Gardner is currently representing a number of clients in high-value claims for rent arrears.
  • Nicholas Poole services SME clients, and has particular expertise in sales and acquisitions in the care home and accountancy sectors.

Latimer Hinks team have been regularly cited in recent years in both Legal 500 and the Chambers UK guide.
Anne Elliott is recommended in Chambers UK for her advice relating to Agriculture and Rural affiars. The publication states:
  • Anne Elliott isadmired by tenants and landowners alike for her work concerningthe Agricultural Holding Act as well as tax, trusts, wills and succession planning

The firm, which employs about 40 people, has forged a reputation for the calibre of its legal advice and solutions that are tailored to its individual and commercial clients specific needs.

Its teams of experienced specialists can provide the legal help, expertise and assistance to the highest levels levels normally associated with city-based law firms.

Anne Elliott, Partner at Latimer Hinks, said: "This assessment is a totally impartial and independent validation of the quality of services that Latimer Hinks provides.

"Every person featured in the Legal 500 has been identified by researchers as being highly recommended in their particular areas of practice.

"Having five of our senior staff named in such an authorative guide demonstrates our reputation as one of the leading law firms in the North East of England.