About Sarah Downes
Sarah is a Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Estates team having joined the firm in May 2023. Sarah trained at a regional firm in Surrey, completing a Training Contract with a focus on Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Sarah advises clients on the Estate Administration process, including assisting Executors and Administrators with general estate administration matters, the preparation of applications for Grants of Representation together with all related Inheritance Tax reporting. Sarah is also able to act on behalf of executors and trustees in dealing with financial institutions, third parties and advising on the various tax implications and reporting that arise throughout the estate administration process.
Sarah also advises clients in relation to the preparation of Wills and lifetime tax planning, as well as the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Sarah is also able to advise Attorneys and Deputies on their obligations and responsibilities whilst acting under a Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship Order.