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Sarah Foster

Oxford Office Managing Partner & Joint Head of Private Client Services | London | Oxford | Bristol | Milton Keynes

"Sarah Foster is both deeply experienced and direct and practical in her approach."
The Legal 500, 2024

Call: 0186 578 1055 Mobile: 0776 933 3424

About Sarah

Sarah manages the Oxford office, is joint national head of the Freeths Private Client Services Team and sits on the firm’s management board.

Sarah has 30 years of post-qualification experience of dealing with contentious trust and probate disputes and professional negligence claims.  She is well known for her firm but fair approach to the resolution of disputes.

Sarah is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA).  She is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Sarah also acts as Trustee and Executor for a number of family trusts and estates.  She has been appointed as a replacement administrator/trustee by the High Court and is also a director of Freeths Trustees Limited, our trust corporation which has been set up specifically to act as a trustee, executor of a will or attorney or deputy for a person who lacks capacity where a professional appointment is needed.

Sarah is listed as an Eminent Practitioner in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition) for both Professional Negligence and Private Wealth Disputes.  She is also a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2024 edition) being recognised as a Leading Individual for “Private Client – Contentious Trusts and Probate.”


  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners

Notable work & expertise


  • "Well done and thank you for achieving such a splendid result... I think you have handled the matter very cleverly... it has been a pleasure to do...

    Client testimonial

  • "Thank you very much for your excellent handling of my case: no-one could have been more expedient or effective. It was my good fortune to have you...

    Client testimonial

  • "Freeths has a very strong contentious trusts and estates team, led by Sarah Foster and hugely well supported by an excellent team of associates an...

    The Legal 500, 2023

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