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Andrea Zavos

Partner  |  Boodle Hatfield

England and Wales


Succession planning
Dispute resolution
Asset holding structures

Enhanced Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

A rare but comprehensive victory at trial where the client also recovered 95% of its legal costs.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Listen hard to your client. The underlying dispute is not always resolved by winning a point of law.

What is your favourite quote?

“Denial is not just a river in Africa,” Mark Twain.

Where have you seen growth in your practice over the last year?

Partition of trust structures holding family businesses in the third/ fourth generation, which I predict will carry on into the next 12 months.

What do you think will be the biggest three challenges in your practice for the next 12 months?

Covid 19, transparency, the limitations of Zoom.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Trust your instincts.

What are three top tips for dealing with your clients remotely?

1. Use the phone
2. Use email less
3. Listen harder