Sarah Roberts

Senior Associate Solicitor - Wills, Trusts & Probate

What’s your role?

I help individuals with all aspects of legal work for their private affairs and I particularly enjoy being a first port of call for individual clients and getting to know them over a period of time.

I have particular expertise in UK capital tax planning, trust restructuring and complex estate administrations, including planning and administering wealth for those with assets in different countries.

I also have previous experience in Corporate/Commercial matters and I work closely with our Corporate, Commercial and Commercial Property teams advising business owners and managers holistically on their tax and estate planning.

I have built a strong reputation for precision, technical expertise and attention to detail, coupled with a friendly, down-to-earth nature and plain English approach.

I have a strong community focus and am well-connected to other professionals in my home town of Newbury. I am delighted that Coffin Mew have recently acquired an old-established Newbury firm of Solicitors where I previously worked.

Your experience?

I have practised in this area of law for over 10 years at several of the UK’s top law firms, including some of the most highly-regarded private client firms on the South Coast.

I trained under one of the UK’s leading specialists in trust law and inheritance tax and I have worked for a huge variety of clients, including landed estates, offshore trusts, ultra-high net worth individuals (both UK and overseas), business owners and major investors.

Specialisms

  • Inheritance tax and estate planning
  • Restructuring old / complex trusts
  • Complex / overseas estate administration
  • Complex Will and trust preparation

Which five words best describe you?

  • Open
  • Honest
  • Precise
  • Fun
  • Insightful

Three things we didn’t know about you?

  1. I am an obsessive mountaineer and have summited several Alpine peaks
  2. My home is regularly missing important things like walls, floors and ceilings!
  3. I’m so proud of my dad, who saved a young Ghanian girl from blindness when I was young

 

Memberships & Associations

  • Full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners