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10 May 2021

Meeting the 2021 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential: Andrea Zavos of Boodle Hatfield

The eprivateclient 50 Most Influential is the definitive rankings of the key players in the UK and offshore private client practitioner sector.

To showcase the achievements of those listed this year and to get to know them a bit better, eprivateclient has begun publishing a new Q&A series with our 2021 50 Most Influentials.

This week we spoke to Andrea Zavos, a partner and head of private client & tax at UK law firm Boodle Hatfield.

She specialises in advising individuals, trustees and trust companies in complex, high value disputes both domestically and internationally and is aware that family relationships are often at stake and she takes that responsibility seriously.

Ms Zavos is highly regarded for her ability to engage with clients and other professionals in a sympathetic and constructive manner. She also works closely with wealthy families on generational succession planning including wills, trusts, wealth protection structures and pre and post nuptial agreements.

Q&A with Andrea Zavos

What have been your proudest personal/team achievements this year?

Continuing to supply a full service to clients whilst in lockdown.

What advice would you give your younger self?

It’ll be ok.

What do you find most rewarding about your role?

Finding solutions for client’s intractable problems (which also allows me to avoid my own).

What challenges do you see your firm/clients facing in 2021?

Retaining the firm’s unique culture whilst, at least for half the year, we are likely to be working remotely.

What does being named a 50 Most Influential mean to you?

I’m flattered.

What is the favourite part of your job?

The camaraderie of working with a great team.

What made you choose to focus on private client work?

The combination of personal crises, high emotions and difficult legal issues, as well as working to ensure clients’ judgement is not clouded by the former.

What book/luxury item would you want with you on a desert island?

Ulysses by James Joyce / a tent.

If you were not in (and it is not) your current role, what would be your dream job?

Large animal vet.

What’s your favourite hobbies/passions/interests outside of work?

Tennis, gym, walking, cinema, travel.

What one piece of advice has benefited you the most in your career?

Be reliable.

This article first appeared in eprivateclient on 7 May 2021.