Elizabeth Armstrong Managing Director

Elizabeth Armstrong

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Specialist Areas Trusts, Probate, Tax Planning & Elderly Client Issues
University Durham University
Training Hartlepool
Qualified 1998
Joined Latimer Hinks 2005
Partner 2012
Director 2015
Email [email protected]

Elizabeth is Managing Director and a Solicitor in our Private Client Department. The team has a wide range of expertise and experience built up over many years which it uses to help people from all backgrounds plan for a better future.

Elizabeth also heads our Trust Department. She can provide you with expert advice on wills and particularly on how to set up a trust, minimise your tax liabilities and protect your assets.

Whether you are single, a couple, a divorcee, a widow or widower (with or without children) it is essential that you plan to protect your and your family’s future.

Everyone can benefit from planning ahead for their future. Trust and tax planning are not just for the very wealthy.

Some Clients have fairly straightforward needs and others more complex issues but all should update and regularly review their planning, particularly if they want to ensure that they pass on their assets in a tax efficient way to the next generation. Everyone (not just the wealthy) has genuine needs and concerns about protecting their assets.

In this day and age many Clients have complex family arrangements e.g. second marriages, civil partnerships, stepchildren, adopted children or grandchildren, businesses they want to pass on. In these circumstances providing for spouses/civil partners and for the next generation is often not always straightforward and bespoke and imaginative advice can be essential.

Whatever your circumstances or concerns we can help you plan for a better future!


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
  • Dementia Friend


2009 - Awarded the Avery Jones Medal (for highest mark in a CTA tax paper)


Chambers 2017
Well-regarded Darlington firm acting for families with business and agricultural interests. Advises on trust creation and administration, estate planning and business succession. "Their depth of knowledge and resource is a great strength."

Legal 500 2016 - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
Elizabeth Armstrong ‘is great at building client trust, which will not only help the client now but over many years’.