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Sarah Walls

Partner

  01392 210700
  family.exeter@stephens-scown.co.uk

Sarah is a partner specialising in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown.  Sarah specialises in high value and complex financial work. This includes complicated pension issues, tax and valuation issues, claims against trusts, businesses and farms, inheritance issues and pre-acquired wealth. She acts for a varied and wide range of clients.

Sarah attended the University of Exeter where she obtained a degree in law, and studied there for her Legal Practice Course gaining a distinction.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

Sarah’s recent work includes:

  • Representing clients and their spouses where there are significant capacity issues involving the use of a litigation friend
  • Advising a farming client on his divorce from his wife, and successfully arguing that the farm should be preserved for the husband
  • Representing a client with multiple properties in the UK and overseas in preserving his assets following a short marriage
  • Advising a spouse with a beneficial interest in a multi-million pound trust
  • Obtaining a direction from the Court that a husband’s significant pre-marital pension should be subject to a single joint expert pensions report

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, as well as crafting and watching local sport (Plymouth Argyle).

Legal 500 UK 2018:  “is a tremendously safe pair of hands, who is sympathetic to her clients but always gives them good advice". Legal 500 UK is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

Legal 500 UK 2019: exceptionally hard-working solicitor’ and “a rising star in the firm

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