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Sarah Begley

Wills and Probate Executive

Sarah is a Wills and Probate Executive and a member of our Private Client Team and has worked at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors since 2004. She deals with all types of work in this field, including will drafting, general inheritance tax advice, obtaining grants of representation, estate administration, Deeds of Appointment and Deeds of Variation. She also deals with Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.

Having worked for the firm for a number of years Sarah has built up contacts with local organisations and enjoys going to them to give talks on the importance of having a will and Lasting Power of Attorney.

Sarah recently dealt with an interesting intestacy case where having obtained the grant of representation on behalf of a cousin, relatives with a prior claim to the estate being the half brother and half sisters were located by the genealogists. Therefore the existing grant of representation had to be revoked and a new grant was taken out by the newly found beneficiaries.

What Sarah says:

“I started my training as a Legal Executive in London in 1983 with a small but prestigious Law firm in Gray’s Inn, London. I moved to a much larger firm after several years in order to expand my knowledge and experience overall in Private Client law and later expanded this even further with another legal firm in Bedford Row, London.

After raising my family, I joined Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in April 2004 and enjoy the variety of my role here – particularly the client interaction. Every day is different and I believe there is always room to learn something new.

I am a member of the Kent Law Society and regularly keep up to date with any changes in private client law. I see my clients at Gravesend and Ashford. If you are not able to come to the office I also see clients in their own home or nursing home. My aim is to explain legal issues in a simple manner to my clients and I receive a lot of positive feedback to this effect.

Outside of work I enjoy walking, trips to the cinema and my two book club memberships suggest I enjoy reading too. I am involved in my local church – running our annual fete and also assisting in the youth group too. Free time is precious to me as having 4 children means that there is always somewhere to be or something to be done (even though some have left home!)”

If I were not a lawyer, I would be...

Running my own business selling craft and homemade goods, I have always been a creative person and when my children were younger and I was a full time mum this was something I was able to explore and develop.