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.
Andrea Zavos is a partner at Boodle Hatfield and is a member of the contentious trust and estates team. She specialises in advising individuals, trustees and trust companies in complex, high value disputes both domestically and internationally. Andrea is acutely aware that family relationships are often at stake and she takes that responsibility seriously. She is highly regarded for her ability to engage with clients and other professionals in a sympathetic and constructive manner. If she needs to fight, she will do so but otherwise her focus is always on achieving a mediated settlement. She also works closely with wealthy families on succession planning including wills, trusts and long term tax planning and succession structures. Andrea joined Boodle Hatfield as a partner in May 2014 having previously been a partner at Speechly Bircham.