I qualified as a solicitor in the Private Wealth Team in September 2014. I advise on wills and succession planning, lifetime tax planning, powers of attorney, trusts and administration of estates.
I am currently specialising in estate planning, specifically tax and trust advice to wealthy individuals.
What inspired you to get into law?
I am passionate about providing excellent client service and very much enjoy meeting new people. I knew that a career in law, and specifically in personal legal services, would provide me with opportunities to engage with a variety of people and help them at potentially difficult times.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I strive to be approachable, proactive and compassionate in all aspects of my work.
What do you do away from the office?
Outside of work I am a keen walker and frequently travel to the Lake District to tackle new fells. I also enjoy skiing and playing netball.
I studied English at university and am an avid reader and theatre-goer.
"The EU Succession Regulation – The Answer for European Cross-Border Estates?" - The Solicitors Journal, July 2015, co-writer (on Brussels IV Regulation)
"Sarah Paton is exceptional in my opinion and the main reason I remain with Irwin Mitchell. She was my first contact at Irwin Mitchell and I found her to be approachable, knowledgeable, efficient but above all she listened and was kind and understanding. After our first meeting later that same day Sarah went to visit my father in the hospice, which surpassed my expectation of any lawyer." - Legal 500, 2022
"I was referred to Irwin Mitchell to handle the probate process required to claim my late husband's estate assets held in England. The project was assigned to Sarah Patton. Sarah and her team expertly navigated the courts and the bureaucracy to secure the necessary grant of probate. Sarah's non-flinching poise and confidence of success were reassuring throughout the long and sometimes baffling process. I am very happy with the work they did on my behalf."- 5* Trustpilot review
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