Natalie Palmer (TEP)

Natalie Palmer (TEP)

Director & Solicitor, Private Client

Natalie joined Latimer Hinks in June 2000 qualifying first as a Chartered Legal Executive and then as a solicitor in 2007. Having spent time working for an international law firm in New York in between, Natalie was made a Partner in 2012 and Director in 2014.

Areas of practice:

With a background in estate, wealth and tax planning and capacity related issues, Natalie heads the company’s Court of Protection and Capacity Team and leads the Private Client Team alongside fellow Director Elizabeth Armstrong.

As well as acting for high-net-worth individuals and estates, Natalie is highly experienced in elderly and vulnerable client matters, Court of Protection and Deputyships matters.

Due to her experience and specialisation, Natalie is often appointed in her professional capacity as a Trustee, Executor and Attorney.  Natalie is also a Court appointed Deputy for many incapacitated and vulnerable clients.

Natalie is a fully accredited member of STEP (The Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), acting as regional director for the latter.  She is also a Dementia Friends Champion and, until recently when her tenure had to end, was a Trustee for Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington.

Recent matters:

  • Successfully representing an Attorney accused of a breach of fiduciary duties
  • Acting for Attorneys in the disputed registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney where the incapacitated Donor did not believe he lacked capacity
  • Emergency Deputyship application with the Court of Protection and subsequent Court Injunction and Statutory Will application for a vulnerable and incapacitated client living in London suffering financial abuse
  • Administering a complex estate with business and agricultural assets utilising Trusts for future family estate and succession planning
  • Assisting a family to structure their estates so as to shelter the family wealth where one of their children has severe learning difficulties