Solicitor • Kendal
I joined Thomson Hayton Winkley in December 2016 after practising as a solicitor in London for a number of years.
I now work in the Kendal office as part of the private client team where I specialise in:
- Probate and estate administration
- Powers of attorney
- Court of Protection
- Inheritance Tax planning.
I have particular experience of working with clients with mental and physical disabilities and with their families.
I grew up in Scarborough in North Yorkshire and went on to do a degree in biology at Imperial College in London. My first career was as a journalist in local newspapers (I can still take notes in shorthand!) but I then moved into legal publishing, while studying law part-time in the evenings.
I trained as a solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP in central London and I qualified into their private client team in 2011. I worked there for five years before relocating to Cumbria.
I am a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), having passed my diploma with distinction in 2014.
I am very excited to be living and working in Kendal and am looking forward to lots of long walks in the Lake District. I also enjoy singing, reading and spending time with my family.
“ Sarah Playforth dealt with my will in a very friendly and approachable way. She kept me updated with email and facilitated time for me to come to the office. Happy overall with my dealings with THW. ”
“ Excellent service as always ”
“ I was really impressed with the service received in respect of my father's will back in 2013 and this was the reason for choosing your firm to draw up wills for myself and my husband. I was not disappointed and know that in the event of difficult circumstances my loved ones will receive the same excellent care that I was fortunate to receive myself. Thank you ”
“ Everything was very good, thank you very much ”
“ It was a pleasure to meet and work with Sarah. Thank you Sarah ”
“ Very thorough service. Sarah was very helpful and professional and her secretary was very friendly, helpful and understanding. ”
“ Extremely courteous and helpful. The whole matter was handled expeditiously and with no problem. Thank you. ”
“ Excellent service throughout. ”
“ Sarah explained fully all that was involved and why. Excellent service and very well looked after. Many thanks ”