Thursday, 29 July 2010

More Donations from Latimer Hinks - this time to Farmers!

Latimer Hinks Solicitors, among other services, advise on agricultural law.

In fact Anne Elliott, partner at Latimer Hinks is top ranked (2nd) in Chambers UK for Agricultural and Rural Affairs - quite an achievement!

So, we were very keen to support the Farm Crisis Network.

Back in May, Latimer Hinks organised a charity ball and a total of £11,500 was raised. It was decided that we woudl donate some of the funds from the ball to FCN

Anne travelled to the Great Yorkshire Show to present FCN with a donation of £1000.

Here is the full press release Latimer Hinks Shows Support for Farmers

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Latimer Hinks Joined with Local Businesses to Raise over £33,000

Latimer Hinks and other local businesses were tasked with a challenge from Vantis Plc. Turn £50 into as much money as possible (legitimately!) for three local charities. St Teresa's Hospice, Zoe's Place and Hartlepool and District Hospice.

How could we resist? A programe of fundraising activities was quickly devised...

Preparing to take part

  • Dress down days
  • Balloon release

  • Car boot sale

  • Cake baking - not great for the waistline, but I certainly did look forward to Monday mornings when cakes were sold

  • Ebay - my office was due a clean out se we thought the charities might benefit from the proceeds of an old exhibition display, some toner cartridges not in use etc..

  • Quiz and raffle - yeah, i was on the winning team (by luck rather than my expertise in general knowledge - did you know that a female polar bear is called a sow)?

  • Sold Organic Rhubarb from colleague's garden

  • Silent auction

  • Cricket match

  • Jewellery party

  • Come dine with me - some great nights with great food

  • We also received donations of £75

A total of £1,749.97 was raised by Latimer Hinks.

The Vantis Challenge (59 companies took part) raised a grand total of £33,724.19

Well done to all that took part and supported the challenge!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Latimer Hinks Solicitor Voted onto Council of the Agricultural Law Society

I mentioned in a previous post that Latimer Hinks has "girl power." Well, I am about to repeat myself again.

Rosanne Green is a solicitor in our agricultural department as well as our private client department and she has been appointed (by a vote of the members) to the Agricultural Law Association.

Rosanne is from a farming family and is about to marry a dairy farmer - so Rosie has practical hands on knowledge as well as legal!

Well done Rosie!

Here's a little more about Rosie and here's the full story Rosanne Green Elected to Council of Agricultural Law Association

Monday, 12 July 2010

Latimer Hinks Solicitors Has "Girl Power"

Nicola Neilson joined Latimer Hinks Solicitors in 2000, qualified in 2003 and was made partner in 2007. Quite a meteoric rise!

To add to this timeline Nicola is now President of the Tees Valley Law Society - one of only three female presidents in the history of Tees Valley Law Society - she is also the youngest!

Nicola joins Jenni Bartram who became the first female President of the Yorkshire Law Society - go girls!!
Update: Nicola has made the Law Gazette

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

ASSIST - Top Tax Tips for Small Businesses

I've just returned from an event run by ASSIST - a networking group for professional ladies in Tees Valley (i'm on the committee).

As this event Carolyn Pedersen of Duffy Pedersen provided some Tax Tips for Small Businesses.

Did you know:
  • £150 per head for a company Christmas party is deductable for tax purposes?....but £151 is not!
  • a £45 pen as a customer gift with a logo is deductable but without a logo it is not!

Well, now you do.

If you'd like to come along to an ASSIST event you're more than welcome - as long as you're female and a professional lady based in the Tees Valley area!

Our next event will be at Crathorne Hall on the 29th September.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

How Many Solicitors Does it Take to Paint a Room?

It makes a refreshing change to step out of the office and take on something that you wouldn't normally do in a working day.

On the 23rd June (England V Slovakia in the World Cup) five members of the Latimer Hinks Private Client Team (+ me) popped along to Age UK in Darlington to redecorate their main meeting room.

Arriving in the room we were struck by the very orange 70's decoration which was to be transformed into a cream, calm oasis....then we noticed the working portable tv in the corner. Multi-tasking was the key word of the day - tea and biscuits, painting and watching the world cup! AND England won! What a great day!

Photo LtoR: The Latimer Hinks Private Client Decorating Team - Helen Booth, Nadine Sweeney, Natalie Palmer, Gillian Ibbotson, Daniel Williams, Andrew Way