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 | 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
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 is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and The Law Society Probate Section.
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 Tahourdin
If your Will is made in a Commonwealth Country the general principle is that the Will is deemed valid in the UK.
Equality for un-married couples has increased but there’s been no change to taxation structure and parts of the tax code now favour marriage.
There were no announcements in this year’s Budget about tightening up Capital Gains tax (CGT) and Inheritance tax (IHT).
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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.