Anthony Tahourdin

Partner, Private Wealth & Inheritance

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 Wealth & Inheritance

Office – 0118 977 4045
Direct – 01276 854 947

I feel so safe knowing Anthony is looking after us! 

- Private Client

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 (Private Client)

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

- Mr B (Private Client)

Articles Written by Anthony Tahourdin 

Making a will via video technology

As the eagle eyed among you may have spotted in the news, when it comes to making a will, the government has announced that it is legalising the remote witnessing of a will. This will make things much easier for people to record their final wishes during the current...

Inheritance Tax Planning: Should we be planning now?

When eventually we come out of lockdown and the after-effects of COVID19 on our economy, and in particular on public finances, start to be fully addressed there seems little doubt that the government is going to have to find ways to collect more tax.  The most obvious...

Why is having a will so important?

As COVID-19 leaves many of us working from home surrounded by our families and loved ones, it is inevitable that we start to think about how well we are prepared for our futures. Even though our Solicitors are working remotely, we are still here to help you plan for...

Making a Will during social distancing and self-Isolation from Coronavirus?

At this difficult time, many people are considering their Wills.  That could be putting one in place, reviewing what is in place or indeed making changes.  We would like to reassure our clients we are open for business and able to assist in the safest way possible. ...

“Can you help with an Asset Protection Trust?”

Can you help with asset protection - a question we receive regularly. By definition all trusts are about asset protection, yet there is no particular type of trust specifically called an “Asset Protection Trust”. Here we look at an arrangement where people seek to...

Grant only Fixed Fee Service for Probate

A new offering from our Private Client team for those who do not wish to deal with the technicalities of obtaining Probate but feel able to deal with the administration of the estate of a loved one once they have the Grant.  This service is specifically directed at...

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...


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