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Latimer Hinks awarded top status in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2022 Guide for sixth time

5th August 2022

Latimer Hinks awarded top status in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2022 Guide for sixth time

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington has retained its ‘Band 1’ status in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2022 Guide for the sixth consecutive year.

Managing director Elizabeth Armstrong and solicitor Gillian Ibbotson were highlighted by the guide as notable practitioners in the Private Wealth Law category.

Chambers identifies the world’s leading high net worth advisors, and each firm is placed according to their geographic location. The organisations are also ranked according to tiers, with Band 1 classed as the highest accolade.

It is one of only two law firms ranked in its location, Middlesbrough and surrounds.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide offers market-leading rankings, reviews and insights to the world’s leading professional advisers, covering private wealth management work. Each edition of the guide is accessed by tens of thousands of people worldwide and is used by family offices and professional advisers as a key reference point for private wealth management work and related specialisms.

The guide contains reviews of the firm and its notable practitioners and states that “a ranking in Chambers High Net Worth demonstrates to potential new clients your firm’s ability to handle sophisticated private wealth matters.”

One source said of Latimer Hinks: “The extent of their sophisticated knowledge and technical ability is second to none.”

Further contributors said: “The team at Latimer Hinks are renowned for their private client expertise,” and “They are very experienced in dealing with complicated estates.”

Elizabeth Armstrong has a formidable knowledge in estate, wealth and tax planning and currently heads the company’s Trust Department and leads the Private Client Team alongside fellow director Natalie Palmer.

She received glowing reviews from interviewees, with one commenting: “Elizabeth is simply an expert in her field,” and another adding: “Elizabeth is highly competent in dealing with complex trust matters and crucially has the ability to explain these issues in a simple way to clients.”

Gillian Ibbotson specialises in trusts, estates and tax planning.  She is highly experienced in dealing with estates, succession and growth planning for clients with business and agricultural assets.

She was described by a source as “excellent in all areas” relating to private wealth work.

Natalie Palmer, a director of Latimer Hinks, said: “We are delighted to have been listed in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for the sixth year, and it reflects incredibly well on our exceptional team.

“I’d like to say a special congratulations to Elizabeth and Gillian for being named as notable practitioners. The personal feedback to them is glowing and well deserved.

“Latimer Hinks boasts one of the largest private client teams in the whole of the North East and North Yorkshire with 14 expert advisors and consultants, with 11 fully-accredited members of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). It is an honour for our team’s hard work once again to be recognised by Chambers and to receive such positive feedback.”