Meet the team
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What our clients have to say
‘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.'
'I felt the service was excellent and it was a pleasure dealing with Sarah Woodward.'
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. She is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Sarah said: “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.”
What’s the best thing about your job?
I think the best thing has to be the variety – meeting lots of different people and being in a position to help make a difference to their lives and their families’.
Why should people come to you for legal advice?
I make sure that I find out all of the family background and information, usually more than I need, so that I can build a full picture. Then, it boils down to a combination of efficiency, use of plain English, a straightforward and practical approach as well as well-grounded legal expertise.
2001: Joined Wards Solicitors as an associate Legal Executive