Meet The Team: Sarah Tudge
6 May 2020
- Tell us a bit about yourself Sarah?
I am a Legal Advisor in the Wills and Probate Department of Redkite, based in our Haverfordwest office. I have been in this role since 2016 but have worked for Redkite for 12 years.
Prior to being a Legal Advisor for Wills & Probate I was part of the Family Law team and, prior to that, was a part of the Support Services Team at Redkite.
- Was working in the legal profession always your goal?
With my dad working as a Police Station Legal Representative, and my sister being a Solicitor, I have always been surrounded by the legal profession and was more than happy to follow in their footsteps. I really enjoy having this in common with my family.
- What is it about your job that makes you excited to get up in the morning and what does your typical day involve?
I love it when a client says to me that they had been putting off making a Will but were happy that I was able to make the process easy for them and that a weight had been lifted knowing that they now have Wills in place.
My typical work day could involve taking instructions from clients to draft Wills or Lasting Powers of Attorney, and assisting with the various aspects of the Probate process. I also have a lot of contact with our clients and really enjoy getting to know them and being able to support them at what is often a really difficult time in their lives.
- Do you have any Top Tips you can offer to someone looking to find the right solicitor for them?
I would say to avoid unregulated Will writing companies and look for someone who is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’). Also, finding someone who is compassionate to help you, in what could be the worst time of your life, is very important when it comes to Probate matters.
- What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given to you that you would pass on to someone else?
Gwnewch y pethau bychain – Do the little things. I was recently told by my Welsh teacher that this was said by the Patron Saint of Wales, St David, and it has stuck with me as it is often the little things we do that can matter the most.
I would like to pass on to my daughters the advice: in a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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