About Ann

Ann Farnill is a solicitor with over 20 years of legal experience, both in England and Scotland. Ann formerly practiced law in Edinburgh where she gained valuable experience in Scottish estates law and trust administration before moving to Southwell in 2001. Ann joined Tallents in 2008 and in 2014 she became Head of the Wills, Trusts & Probate Department. Although Ann is based in our Southwell office, she regularly meets with clients both in our Newark and Mansfield offices. Away from the office Ann enjoys spending quality time with her three small children – she is mother, cook, cleaner and chauffeur to them all.  When she has time, Ann enjoys long walks with her dog, and given the opportunity will curl up with a good book and a glass of wine!

Wills, Trusts and Probate

Ann’s legal knowledge extends over a number of matters, including: the preparation of Wills; obtaining probate and estate administration; the creation and administration of trusts; inheritance tax planning; as well as Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications. Key to the Department, is the assisting families through traumatic times by providing a service that is professional, approachable and, in particular, sensitive.  Ann is confident that every member of the team feels the same.


Ann Farnill is available to give talks, lectures and seminars about her key legal specialisms: writing Wills, probate and estate administration, trusts, inheritance tax planning, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, Later Life Care and caring for dependents with special needs. She often gives talks and advice for MENCAP. If you would like Ann to talk to your group or community, please contact us on 01636 813411.