Alex Whittaker

Partner  |  Rawlinson & Hunter



Trusts and/or Trusteeship


Who had the biggest influence on your career?


What is your proudest professional moment?

Admission to the Rawlinson & Hunter partnership.

What was your worst day at work?

No such thing - a bad day simply arms you with a greater array of tools and experiences for the future.

What advice would you give a trainee just starting out?

Surround yourself with good people.

Did you have a mentor who supported you in your early career? What was the most valuable thing they taught you?

Yes, always be responsive. Clients will likely forgive mistakes if you remain present and available to them at all times.

What do you think will be the most significant trend in your practice over the next 12 months?

The ever heightening of regulatory compliance.

What is the most unusual or shocking request you've ever had from a client?

I am yet to receive anything too outrageous but I am sure it will come at some point.

What's your favourite midnight snack when you're in late from the office?

Any form of ice cream.

What was your top lockdown box-set?

The Wire.

What do you do when you're not working? Any hobbies?

Sport, although my 2 young children keep me far too busy to have any real hobbies.

What would you do if you weren't a lawyer?

Sports journalist.

Where can you see yourself in ten, twenty, thirty or years? (you can pick one!)

30 years - exactly where I am now but with a few grandchildren running around.

What song will never fail to get you on the dance floor?

No-one should ever see me dance!