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Sarah Woodward

Associate CILEX TEP

Primary Services

Probate Wills & Mental Capacity

Specialism

Sarah specialises in Wills & Probate, in particular working with individuals and families in the agriculture sector, involving farms and estates entitled to agricultural property relief and business property relief.  This includes Will writing, handling financial issues relating to mental incapacity including care home funding, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, the administration of financial affairs of mentally incapable clients, the administration of estates of deceased clients and their family members as well as providing advice on Inheritance Tax.

Sarah says:  “A great deal of the work I do is complex and involves changing legislation.  It’s my job to ensure that it is dealt with correctly and all tax advantages and reliefs are taken advantage of… and to do all of this in an efficient, friendly way that makes it easy for people to understand.”

Qualifications and Experience

  • Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1992
  • Qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive (CILEX) 2003
  • Full member of Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) since 2008
  • Full member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) since 2017
  • Has specialised in Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity since 1998

Supervised by Jenny Pierce

Satisfied Clients

'I found Sarah Woodward very understanding and helpful. She made an emotional & difficult task for me, much easier.'

‘Sarah listened well and responded to our queries and concerns very well. She provided a good solution to our needs. We would recommend to others.’

‘As with my house sale and purchase the 'lasting power of attorney' was executed very efficiently.’

'Sarah is always very helpful and understanding and very easy to communicate with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.'

'Though I would be able to do probate form myself I found the hours spent finding information very stressful. Wish I'd come to Sarah earlier bish, bash, bosh, was done! Thank you so much great relief.'

'I felt the service was excellent and it was a pleasure dealing with Sarah Woodward.'

'It can be quite daunting somethings dealing wth Solicitors but Sarah made me feel at ease and conducted the process in a friendly and efficient manner. All the staff were pleasant and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Wards Solicitors to anyone.'

'The transaction was completed in an exceptional manner throughout.'

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UPDATE August 2020

Wards Solicitors is open and our teams continue to work on existing cases and take on new business and clients.

From early August, we are pleased to announce that we will slowly be starting to re-open some of our branches to clients, but all appointments must be pre-booked.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited, and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in appointments.

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP