Sarah Cornish has specialised in Private Client work since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2007.

Sarah is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association and a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Sarah deals with all aspects of Private Client work including the preparation of all Wills, from straightforward Wills to those dealing with the protection and preservation of wealth, through to tax and succession planning, administering estates and the creation, administration and termination of trusts.

Sarah also acts as a professional Attorney and Deputy for many clients of the firm.

Expertise

Sarah has a wide client base which includes many agricultural clients. Her involvement begins at the stage of succession planning through the generations working with the family and their accountant, or farm advisor, through to obtaining Probate and the Administration of Estates.

Sarah regularly deals with high value estates successfully making both Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief claims.

She also deals with estates involving non-domiciled testators and beneficiaries and estates with overseas assets.

Sarah also advises on issues surrounding asset protection in the context of Will drafting and also in relation to the creation and administration of Trusts.

In addition, to advising on and preparing Powers of Attorney, Sarah acts as a professional Attorney and Deputy which involves responsibility for overseeing the financial affairs of vulnerable clients.

Notable Private Client cases


  • Succession Planning

    Advising Executors in a multimillion pound estate on the interaction between a Gift with Reservation of Benefit and a Discretionary Settlement.

  • Probate & Administration of Estates

    Advising executors of an estate and trustees where during the life tenants’ lifetime they had built a property upon Trust land and how to account for this in the Inheritance Tax Return.

  • Probate & Administration of Estates

    Making various applications for Grant De Bonis Non where there have been estates left unadministered where the original Personal Representative has died leaving part of the estate unadministered.

  • Agricultural Succession Planning

    Advising in relation to succession planning for various agricultural families including the creation of Trusts to pass properties down through the generations.

Client Testimonials


I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your work, patience and understanding relating to this account and the delays caused because of my illness these past months.

Client

Sarah thank you for all the help you gave when my brother died we do appreciate all you did for us and will certainly return to you if we need you in the future.

Client

Thank you for your efficiency, kindness and consideration.

Client

Thank you for your kindness and help in dealing with mums estate.

Client

Without your help and support I do not know how I would have resolved our situation with my auntie. Thank you so much.

Client

Thank you so much for your care, attention and sensitivity in dealing with this very difficult situation, you have made it so much easier for me.

Client

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