Anthony is a former partner and was for many years head of the Private Wealth & Investment Department. He joined the firm form a London Practice in 1999 where he headed up the Probate and Trust Department.
Anthony no longer undertakes any direct dealing with clients but in the background acts as a trusted adviser to the Department in relation to his many former clients and on various aspects of taxation of Trusts and Estates in respect of which his long experience can still be useful.
For many years Anthony was a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (having joined the Society long before it became the worldwide organisation that it now it is), Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society Private Client Section.
Experience | Key projects
- Negotiating with HMRC in relation to claiming exemption from Inheritance Tax for substantial gifts made by a deceased for which only limited records were available.
- Building and presenting to HMRC the case for the application of Agricultural and Business Property relief in respect of a Farm and Livery business carried out by an elderly farmer.
- He is regularly nominated to act as Deputy Attorney for clients who have lost capacity. In that role he seeks to be actively involved and regularly instigates tax planning exercises on behalf of the client.
- Anthony strives to ensure that clients receive a fast and reliable service whilst maximising any Tax reliefs that are available and ensuring that wherever possible the clients are also advised of possible opportunities for future tax savings.
Interests and Hobbies
Anthony is enjoying his retirement and spends much of his time working on his vegetable patch, sailing and racing on his yacht and walking his two rather mad dogs. He also enjoys the occasional trip to the mountains for a bit of skiing.
I feel so safe knowing Anthony is looking after us!
Thank you for all your help sorting out Mum’s affairs, I don’t know how I would have coped without your sympathetic and understanding attitude
At every stage we were kept informed regarding progress and next steps, which we very much valued.
Legal Insights by Anthony
Charitable Trustees should seek to maximise the return on their investments; except where the investment is in explicit conflict with the Charity’s purposes.
The latest Office of Tax Simplification reports the pros and cons of moving the tax year end either to 31 March or 31 December…
The strict legal answer is that under the Non-Contentious Probate Rules all Wills must be open to inspection after probate is granted.
Diary of a Private Client Solicitor
Anthony Tahourdin has many interesting stories of his time as a solicitor (42 years to be exact) and he has shared some of his most fascinating tails in his short book.
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