‘As ever, there has been a very broad spectrum of work this year,’ says Saskia Arthur, the head of Boodle Hatfield’s residential practice. ‘There’s been the usual mix of sales, and a large number of purchases of very significant estates.’ She notes a trend towards diversification, with clients using her expertise in turning estates into operations producing income to help support large running costs. The Oxford graduate works with the firm’s tax team to assist a diverse client base including various estates and entrepreneurs. For Arthur, the weaker pound has seen a surge of London buying: ‘On the morning of the Brexit result, I had my first client call before 7am.’ Clients say she is accessible, thorough and effective at all hours.
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