Sarah Aughwane

Senior associate | London

Sarah is a senior associate in the trust and succession disputes team.

Her matters include Court of Protection work and offshore trust litigation. She advises on all types of trust and probate disputes including issues relating to the validity of wills and trusts, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and claims for removal of trustees/ protectors and division of trust assets.

Secretary Abigail Joyce


‘Sarah Aughwane is doing tremendous work. It is not just her clear legal knowledge and attention to detail that set her apart, it is also that she is very easy to work alongside’.

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Sarah receives a lot of accolades – she is smart and has been involved in a number of complex trust disputes and shows an impressive grasp of complex legal and factual issues.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Track record




Sarah and Dawn Goodman for the successful beneficiaries in The Matter of the A Trust [2012] JRC 169A, where the Royal Court of Jersey made new law on the scope of the duties of trust protectors and the grounds on which they may be removed from office. The Royal Court found that, as with trustees, the correct test for removal of a protector arises from Letterstedt v Broers. Due not only to the protector’s misunderstanding his duties to his beneficiaries but also his failure to keep a watchful eye on the trustee’s management of the trusts, the Royal Court suspended his powers and removed him from office.

Sarah acted with Dawn Goodman in The Matter of the R and RA Trusts (Gsy C.A.) [470/2014] and with Paul Hewitt Zarbafi v Zarbafi [2014] EWHC Civ 1267.

England and Wales, 2012

‘Fault Lines – Kennedy v Kennedy [2015] expands the horizons of the doctrine of mistake’, Trust and Estates - May 2015, o-author

T’he Protector - Who holds the gun?’, STEP journal - October 2013, co-author

‘The Protector’s Republic’, Trust and Estates - June 2013, co-author

Pernicious Protector, Dangerous Peer - June 2013



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