Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Debt - it has it's Problems

Many individuals and businesses face financial problems, especially in this continuing recession.

The worry of debt can lead to extreme reactions, illness, stress, suicide!! At these times unscrupulous debt management companies can take advantage.

Mark Gardner, Partner at Latimer Hinks advises on the issues of bankruptcy, debt recovery and insolvency.

The office of fair trading recently highlighted the problems of bad debt companies. Read Mark's comments on this report.

If you find youself in a desperate situation, please speak to someone...citizens advice, legal advisers etc. By speaking you are sharing and by sharing you are "lightening the load."

Thursday, 23 September 2010

ASSIST Ladies Networking Event - 29th September

ASSIST is a networking group for professional ladies in Tees Valley.

Our September event speaker is Anne Pink of New Horizons Coaching & Consultancy.

Anne has over 30 years experience in sales and will discuss the function of sales in business as well as providing some key tips.

The morning will start at 9:30am with a networking game to break the ice.

After the game….. we will then have the presentation -

After the presentation you will then have the opportunity for further networking.

If you are interested in attending (it's very informal and we have around 20-30 ladies at each event) please return this email with confirmation to:

The cost is minimal – only £5 for members and £7.50 for non-members.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Once again! Brilliant Acknowledgement from the Legal 500

The Legal 500 is the most widely used legal directory in the UK and is considered to be "the bible of the legal business". The Legal 500 ranks law firms in terms of their expertise and performance.
Latimer Hinks has once again achieved recommendation.

Corporate and Commercial

Latimer Hinks advised on the sale of a number of architectural practices based in the region and also the South East. Nick Poole heads the department.

Dispute resolution
Latimer Hinks has a debt recovery and bankruptcy specialist in Mark Gardner.

Agriculture and estates
Latimer Hinks’ ‘evident commitment to the farming community’ has significantly enhanced its reputation for agricultural work. Clients particularly highlight Anne Elliott, who ‘combines a clear grasp of the issues, passionate commitment and an ability to communicate in clear, everyday language’. Tim Haggie is also recommended, for agricultural property development.

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Anne Elliott at Latimer Hinks recently assisted on the administration of an estate worth £3.9m, involving complex family matters and farming, business and IHT issues.

Real estate
Mark Clayton’s team at Latimer Hinks advised a local business on the £1m acquisition of new industrial and office premises at Newton Aycliffe.

Legal 500 Recommendations 2007

Legal 500 Recommendations 2008

Legal 500 Recommendations 2009

Our local newspaper, the Northern Echo also published an article.

Latimer Hinks: leading role for more than 130 years

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Supporting our Heroes - Freedom of Darlington for the 3 Rifles Brigade

Latimer Hinks have raised £5,500 for Help for Heroes through a charity ball supported by local businesses, friends and families.

Yesterday saw thousands of well wishers from Darlington and beyond turn out to salute 150 soldiers from the 3 Rifles Brigade on their return from Afghanisatan.

The 3 Rifles Brigade suffered heavy losses on their tour of Afghanistan - we KNOW that the money Latimer Hinks raised will go directly to soldiers in need.

Well done lads!

Town Salutes 3 Rifles Heroes