Thursday, 26 September 2013

Latimer Hinks Ranked in Leading "Legal Bible"

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 - 2nd tier firm
Latimer Hinks is "top of the pile" locally. Nick Poole advises a predominantly SME client base
Corporate & Commercial Page

Agriculture & Estates - 3rd tier firm
Anne Elliott heads the team at Latimer Hinks. In 2012 it advised on the termination of a business tenancy and the potential development of a four-wind turbine farm.
Agriculture & Estates Page

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
Latimer Hinks has a sizeable practice led by Anne Elliott and advises a number of high net worth individuals. Andrew Way is also recommended
Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate Page

Real Estate - Commercial Property
Recent work for Latimer Hinks' Neil Stevenson includes the acquisition of a local hotel and restaurant.
Commercial Property Page

Well done to all at Latimer Hinks for support in helping to achieve the results.

We now wait for the Chambers & Partners results!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

60 Years at Priestgate, Darlington - A Celebration

Anne Elliott, Marketing Partner (2nd left) and the Latimer Ladies
Since 1953 Latimer Hinks has presided at 5-8 Priestgate, Darlington - that's a whopping 60 years in the same offices! We felt it was "necessary" to celebrate this achievement, but how?

Anne Elliott, Marketing Partner at Latimer Hinks recently met a Client where they discussed (amongst other things) the "yet to be planned" celebration. The Client mentioned that there is, in existence a group of ladies who meet once a year and the reason they meet is that at some time in their working life they were part of the team here at Latimer Hinks.

This was the key to our celebrations.....we would invite some of the people who had worked for Latimer Hinks at Priestgate to a celebratory evening and hope that we would have guests from each decade, from the 50's to date.

The challenge was on! Unfortunately a few of the ladies on our list were unable to attend. However we were delighted to welcome 12 ladies along to a tour of our offices so that they could see how things had changed. After having photographs taken for promotional and historical purposes they were then escorted next door to the Kings Hotel where a sumptuous meal awaited.

Amongst the invitees were three longserving current employees - Sylvia Bradding (31 years), Michele Carter (29 years) and Maureen Grainger (27 years) as well as Partners, Anne Elliott (37 years), Neil Stevenson (16 years), Nicola Neilson (13 years) and Elizabeth Armstrong (7 years).

The evening went extremely well. The ladies especially liked to look at the old photographs we have, to try and pick out themselves and who they knew.

We have had many letters and emails thanking us for the evening. Latimer Hinks truly is unique in that the employees like to "stick around" for many years.

One particular lady quoted " I was employed from the summer of 1958 - 1961. Although we were all busy with our individual work, there was a great atmosphere in the office of friendship and helpfulness, and I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed my three years at Latimers. Even though my employment was relatively short, it was the best employment I had before teaching."

Another "Thank you for a really enjoyable evening - it was lovely to see so many old friends once again. Seeing around the office brought back so may memories from over 50 years ago!"

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

There are Added Benefits to being a Commercial Property Lawyer

Recently, Neil Stevenson advised on a lease agreement for a new catering business in Darlington.

He was extremely happy to accomodate time out of the office for a photo shoot at Maggie's Place in Darlington, especially when tea and cake was mentioned!

Check out the full story Latimer Hinks Helps Business Woman Achieve Life-long Ambition