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?
Q: Favourite animal?
Dogs and elephants.