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Head of Estate Administration, Partner
I am the Head of our Estate Administration team and based in our Stamford office. I have 12 years’ experience of handling probate cases, a considerable proportion of which are taxable cases with quirky elements. As I also deal with lifetime planning cases, around a quarter of my cases are probate cases.
I generally specialise matters concerning Wills, tax planning, care home fees, and Powers of Attorney.
I speak fluent German, having spent a year studying law at Trier University. I trained at one of the leading Kent firms and have an established reputation throughout the Lincolnshire area.
Away from work I love spending time with my family – the older my boys get, the more I realise that you just don’t get the time back! I also enjoy shopping with friends, ideally including a glass of wine! I wish I could write that I love some form of exercise, but I seem to do anything I can to avoid it!
I would like to say a huge thank you for your very thoughtful and considerate handling of all that was involved in sorting it out. I know that it was a bit complicated at times and I wasn’t much help! I also appreciate the help you gave me sorting out my own affairs. It has been a difficult time for me, but you made it so much easier by your quietly sympathetic handling of it all.Anonymous, 2022
I must thank you, on behalf of the group, for the informative and incredibly useful seminar you provided for our members. You made the complex understandable and slightly less daunting for us all.
My clients describe Sarah as 'so easy to understand', 'absolutely amazing' and 'genuinely brilliant'
At every step we found Sarah to be knowledgeable, personable and approachable. The subject matter of wills, and powers of attorney is quite dark when you think about it, and that is not lost on Sarah. However, she treated us like human beings who have sensibilities and emotional ties to the "subject in hand". I couldn't recommend her or the firm more highly. Thank youSimon Linforth, Trustee of Lincolnshire Downs Syndrome Support Group
Sarah Westwood came highly recommended to us and we thoroughly agree that the service Sarah provides is first rate. Sarah's professionalism, personability and ability to convey legal issues in an easy to understand way is exceptional and a breath of fresh air. Sarah remained in regular contact with us throughout and always responded to emails and calls promptly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone requiring professional advance in relation to Wills, Tax Planning, Care Home Fee advice, Powers of Attorney and Probate.Mrs T Purcell