Natalie Palmer Director

Natalie Palmer

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Specialist Areas Wills, Trusts, Probate & Elderly Client Issues
University Sunderland University
Training Darlington
Qualified 2007
Joined Latimer Hinks 2000
Director 2012
Email [email protected]

Natalie is a Director in our Private Client Department. The team has a wide range of expertise and experience built up over many years which they use to help people of all backgrounds and situations plan for a better future.

Natalie, like other members of the department, can assist in relation to a broad range of issues affecting you and your family, providing you with advice on wills, trusts, inheritance tax planning and elderly client issues. She can also help those who have suffered a bereavement and need sympathetic legal advice through a difficult time.

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.

I particularly enjoy elderly Client work. People are living longer and sadly quality of life is not always guaranteed. Most of us know of someone who has experienced care issues in their later years.

Long term care can be very costly. For that reason, it is important to consider the funding consequences as early as possible. It is also important to have a will in place and to consider how best to protect assets. Once someone has been taken into care it is too late to put suitable arrangements in place.

Latimer Hinks can help people with a whole range of care related issues. We can review an individual or a couple’s situation and provide appropriate advice and we often find that the elderly are not receiving the care and benefits for which they are eligible.


  • Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) - Joint Regional Co-ordinator, North East Branch
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Alzheimer’s Society Referral Panel
  • Trustee Age UK Darlington
  • Dementia Friends Champion


Chambers UK 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 2015 - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
The team is headed by Anne Elliott, ‘who places the interests of her clients at the forefront of everything she does’. Elizabeth Armstrong is ‘able to explain intricate trusts and tax matters simply and succinctly’. Andrew Way, a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, and Natalie Palmer, a dementia champion, are ‘professional and empathetic’.