Sarah has a great deal of experience in all types of trust, probate and wills cases including:
Inheritance Act Claim (including s.4, s.9 and s.10 application and domicile issues);
Disputes over the validity and construction of wills;
Testamentary capacity and undue influence;
Deeds of variation and rectification;
Liability and removal of executor and personal representatives;
Validity of lifetime gifts;
Trusts and beneficial interest of property (including co-habitee disputes);
Real property and boundary disputes.
Sarah often acts in cases involving minors or patients.
Notable Banking and Finance cases
Paratus AMC v Fosuhene  EWCA Civ 827
successful in the Chancery Division and Court of Appeal at upholding a decision in support of and clarifying the position for lenders who accept third party payments.
Sylvester v Sylvester – Chancery Division
£1m estate and IPDFA claim. Acted for the Executor. Preliminary issue on domicile. Settled the IPFDA after lengthy mediation and then subsequent round table meeting. Settled associated case with costs before judgment but following trial on survivorship and application of presumption of advancement in relation to joint bank accounts. Also successful s.50 AJA application to remove other executors (both professional and lay).
Barry Quayle v G and SM Robson and Ors (Banham Group Litigation) 
Acted for Estate of owner/headmaster of a School in which allegations of historic child abuse were made. Successful in resisting an application to extend the limitation period.