#TeamTalk : We talk lunch, life and lasting powers of attorney with Sarah at our Preston office

Sarah McIntyre


Sarah McIntyre is a solicitor specialising in wills, trusts, powers of attorney and tax planning and is based at our Preston branch. I recently caught her for lunch to discover what she enjoys most about her work, and why she wishes she could fly!

Q: Hi Sarah! Thanks for squeezing me into your busy day. So what made you want to be a solicitor?

I’ve wanted to be a solicitor since I was at high school. Initially I thought I would train as a solicitor and then join the military and be a solicitor in the army, but then I ended up loving the work I was doing and never ended up entering the military.

Q: So why Birchall Blackburn Law? 

Birchall Blackburn Law allows for much more interaction with clients. The hours can be long but it gives me more time to engage with my clients – and I have some really lovely clients!

Q: Which is the most challenging area and what do you enjoy most in your role?

I enjoy the accounts side of my job. I like working on estates and handling asset management and also working with trusts. Trust work is more challenging and can be very technical.

Q: Any sports or hobbies? 

Well at the minute I’m renovating my house, so all my time is spent doing DIY! I’m learning as I go along, but I’m enjoying the challenge.

Q: Big ambitions?

There’s lots of places I want to travel to. I’ve already been to a few places, but I’d really like to go to Peru and do the Inca trail.

Q: Who inspires you?

Cathy (the firm’s director) is obviously very inspiring. She’s the director of the firm, panel deputy, a fantastic mum, and does a lot of charity work. I don’t know how she fits it all in!

Q: What do you want to be remembered for?

I’d just like to be remembered as a nice, kind person.

Q: Summer or winter?

Spring! It always feels like a new beginning. There’s more sunshine, flowers start to bloom, there’s lambs and rabbits. It’s a really lovely time of year, and there’s Easter eggs!

Q: Tea or coffee?

Neither. Juice and hot chocolate!

Q: If you could have a super power, what would it be?

I’d like to be able to fly! I live a four hour drive away from my other half, so being able to spend more time with him would be great.

Q: Favourite film?

My Fair Lady.

Q: Favourite book?

Harry Potter.

Q: Favourite animal?

Dogs and elephants.