Sarah is a Senior Solicitor in the Private Client, Trusts and Estates team, and head of the French Property, Tax and Estates Team.
She started her career as a private client solicitor in private practice in 2002. She joined Furley Page in October 2006, having previously worked in another leading South East law firm.
In addition to her legal qualification, Sarah is also a Chartered Tax Adviser (member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation).
Sarah has always had a focus on the French legal aspect of private client work. Her degree is in English law, French law and French language. She has close connections with France, with family living there for many years.
Sarah advises on many aspects of French law for private clients, including estate planning and Wills with a cross-border element, French property sales and purchases, French capital gains tax and inheritance tax, the administration of French estates, and the French tax regime governing non-French trust structures.
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
Testimonials for Sarah
Client of M Christodoulou & S Bogard, G Clemas, Canterbury - January 2021
Melanie Christodoulou and Sarah Bogard previously provided a friendly and efficient service. They were both happy to answer my queries, even if needing to answer questions I had already asked. Also their responses were never delayed.
Client of Sarah Bogard – Ms W of London - October 2020
What a journey and what a relief. You have been absolutely fantastic throughout this process and I am jolly glad I had you to guide me through. Totally on the ball, always calm and with a sense of humour despite everything covid had to throw at us.
Client of Sarah Bogard & Florence Richards – Mr G of Dorset - October 2020
We do not believe there is any real way in which an improvement could be made on a service which in our view was, outstanding. We were faced with a situation of a deceased relative in France who had been domiciled and resident there since the early 1950s, with a very limited connection to the UK at the time of her death. Given we were the principal beneficiaries it fell upon us to deal with the French administration, French Inheritance Tax etc. Furley Page demonstrated from the outset a clear understanding of the procedures in France and provided us a level of competence which we doubt many firms could do. In particular, we would like to mention how effective Furley Page were in communicating the process to us and providing explanations and feedback as the process unfolded.
Client of Sarah Bogard – Mrs G and Mr C - October 2020
Very efficient services. The use of Zoom as a means of online platform was excellent. It was excellent to meet Sarah. We were kept up to date at all times by way of email.
Client of Sarah Bogard – Mrs P of Kent
I am extremely happy with the service I was given. It was given with care and understanding. I received good advice in what is a very sensitive subject.
Client of Sarah Bogard – Ms K
I've always found you incredibly helpful and most importantly patient in explaining.