ALEXANDRA SARKIS

HUNTERS SOLICITORS

City
London
Category
Tax & Trusts Advisers
Company Size
UK

Alexandra Sarkis joined Hunters back when it merged with May, May and Merrimans in 2015, having qualified as a solicitor in 1984. Sarkis was appointed as joint head of the private client department, which constitutes approximately half the firm. Since then, she’s worked for a very broad range of clients and has been the lead legal adviser with a number of important landed estates. ‘The last 12 months have probably been the busiest I can remember, says Sarkis. ‘I’ve been particularly involved with Variation of Trust Act applications for my major clients, and also planning for IHT ten yearly periodic charges.’ Sarkis is known for her discretion. ‘It may be a cliché, but I think all are looking for a “trusted advisor”, someone who can add value beyond their legal expertise,’ she says. Client service often spans multiple generations, as children grow up. One memorable experience was when a client purchased an interest in a French champagne house entailing two visits ‘during which we were royally entertained, and were able to confirm for ourselves the quality of the produce!’ When asked what sets Hunters apart, she says the firm ‘gives a very personal, partner-led service, working with our colleagues from other departments to provide clients with a complete offering. We are a large department, offering different skill sets and levels of experience, and we seek to provide clients with continuity.’

Alexandra Sarkis
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