Sarah Kench

Senior Associate

Private Client

Sarah advises on all aspects of Private Client work including complex Wills to maximise inheritance tax efficiencies, lifetime and succession planning, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, probate, and Estate Administration.

She has particular expertise assisting high net worth clients and those with business and farming interests.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2008 at a large regional firm and joined DMH Stallard after having been a senior solicitor in the legal team at Kreston Reeves.

Prior to becoming a Solicitor, Sarah had a successful career working at a senior level for many years in the publishing sector.

Sarah has presented workshops for local charities to advise those attending on all Private Client matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and capacity issues.

Outside work, she enjoys dramatic and musical theatre, both watching and treading the boards on an amateur basis (when family and work time allow).

Work highlights

High value estate

Assisting the executor of a high value estate to mitigate the estate’s inheritance tax liability by varying the deceased’s Will.

Complex Will

Advising on and preparing a complex Will for a widowed client wishing to maximise all his inheritance tax allowances from a previous marriage.

Family Will Trust

Advising the trustees on a family will trust to meet HMRC compliance requirements which had been overlooked and winding up the trust promptly to ensure trust assets passed only to the desired beneficiary.

Recent articles

Media spotlight

DMH Stallard noted as one of the best firms for championing women writes about the number of female professionals ranked in leading legal directory Legal500, with DMH Stallard holding 14 rankings across 20+ departments in the latest edition.



Controversy surrounds remote Will witnessing amidst rising inheritance disputes

The once lawful practice of remotely witnessing Wills is to be removed due to a surge in contentious inheritance disputes



£5,000 fine if you’re in hot water with HMRC and don’t even know it?

Three common scenarios that require registration with the Trust Registration Service (TRS) established by HMRC that you may have missed.



Tax change has a knock-on effect on gifts to charities abroad

Gifts to any charity in the EU or European Economic Area no longer qualify for a relief commonly granted to UK charities