Anthony Tahourdin

Partner, Private Client

Anthony is a Partner and head of the Private Client Department. He joined the firm in 1999 from a London practice where he headed up the Probate Department.

Anthony advises on all areas of Private Client law but his principal interest is in the administration of Trusts and Estates, including both pre and post-death tax planning. He has over 40 years’ experience in dealing with estate administration and he regularly advises on complex estates.


Experience  |  Recent 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.
Deputy Attorney
  • 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.
Law Memberships
  • Anthony is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and The Law Society Probate Section.


Interests and Hobbies 

Out of the office Anthony is kept occupied by his three children, but occasionally manages to escape for some skiing, yacht racing and walking his mad dog.

Anthony Tahourdin

Partner, Private Client

Office – 0118 977 4045
Direct – 01276 854 947

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

-Mrs S

At every stage we were kept informed regarding progress and next steps, which we very much valued.

- Mr B

Articles Written by Anthony Tahourdin 

The Trust Registration Service (TRS)

This sounds like some sort of helpful registration devise for setting up a trust. If you believe that, you are seriously mistaken! The TRS was introduced a couple of years ago by our friends at HMRC.  The purpose has absolutely nothing to do with being helpful to you...

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax – Part 2.

Part 1 of this article warned of some of the problems that might follow from the introduction (with effect from 6th April 2020)  of the rule that on a disposal of a residential property, a Capital Gains Tax return and a payment of tax must be made within 30 days of...

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

  Most of us ignore Capital Gains tax on houses, after all your house has the benefit of the Private Residence Exemption.  The first issue here is that it is the Principal Private Residence Exemption not just the Private Residence exemption.  If you have a second...

Simplifying the design of inheritance tax

This is the title of a report issued by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) at beginning of July.  It is in fact the second report issued by the OTS on inheritance tax but the first related purely to the administration and is not the sort of thing of great interest...

What to do when a loved one dies

When someone close to you passes away, it can be difficult to know what exactly needs to be done in the immediate aftermath from an administrative point of view.  This guide is designed to help you navigate the process in a methodical way. Getting hold of their WillIf...

Revocable Trusts, Living Trusts and Family Settlements

There are many trusts names / types that are frequently quoted to us by people who tell us that they have read about them on the Internet, in a newspaper article, heard about them from a friend in the pub or at the dinner table. Normally we are told that this is the...

How can I avoid inheritance tax?

Trying to find ways to avoid Inheritance Tax (IHT) has become an everyday question in recent years. IHT avoidance is largely driven by the property market over the last 30 years, now more and more people have assets over the thresholds and are trying to find solutions...

What are the responsibilities of a trustee?

We are frequently asked what the responsibilities of a trustee are, and sadly it is one that is very difficult answer adequately. We can provide some fairly generic advice but precise advice is often tailored to each case. So what is a trustee? Trustees must look...

Inheritance Tax Solicitors – 6 common myths

When we speak to people about inheritance tax, they will often tell us about the things that they have done to avoid this tax, or their understanding of the tax.  While there is little doubt that some people have a good understanding of the tax, it is frighteningly...

Changes in the world of Probate

Some 40 years ago when the writer was newly qualified as a Solicitor, it was sometimes said that Probate work was easy because it never changed.  That was a slightly cruel and inaccurate remark coming as it did only a few years after the replacement of Estate Duty...

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