Alexandra Sarkis

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis is a graduate of Durham University, where she read French. She qualified as a solicitor with May, May & Merrimans in 1984, becoming a partner in 1989, and was made joint head of department when the firm merged with Hunters in 2015.

Alexandra’s entire career as a qualified solicitor has been devoted to private clients, and she has found the experience of acting for different generations of the same families extremely rewarding. She is known for her expertise in the field of estate planning, trusts and Wills, and her clients include a number of important landed estates, with associated heritage property. She has substantial experience in probate and estate administration, including matters involving issues of considerable complexity.

Alexandra supervises other members of the department in relation to the full range of private client services, including probate.

Awards

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended for ‘Agriculture and estates’

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in ‘Personal tax, trusts and probate’

“Alexandra Sarkis is an outstanding lawyer. We say this having regard to her profound knowledge of her specialty, her presentation and clarity of mind, and the clarity of her explanations of legal issues”
“Alex Sarkis inspires absolute confidence and displays great efficiency, patience, understanding, attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge, coupled with a sound and carefully considered judgement – all qualities one would hope and expect to see in an ideal lawyer and adviser. In summary, we hugely appreciate Alex, her advice and her guidance”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 5 for Private Wealth Law

“Alexandra “is very diligent, very professional and sharp.” Another commentator notes she “displays attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge coupled with sound and carefully considered judgement.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in ‘Personal tax, trusts and probate’

“Alexandra Sarkis - absolutely first-rate.”
“'Alexandra knows her clients really well and understands complex trust issues and family dynamics.'”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended for ‘Agriculture and estates’

Chambers HNW 2019

Recognised as a leading individual in Private Wealth Law

“She is a remarkable lawyer and does a really excellent job”
“She is completely superb”
“She has got a massive attention to detail, is highly intelligent, and really understands how families work and their issues”

Spear's 500 2019

Listed as Outstanding in Field in the Tax & Trust Lawyers section

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual – Personal Trusts, Tax and Probate

“handles what can be delicate family issues arising out of a trust and its complexity with great skill and tact”

Chambers HNW 2018

Recognised as a leading individual in Private Wealth Law

“very, very impressive, she holds her place as a top lawyer”

MEMBERSHIPS

Alexandra is a member of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Awards

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended for ‘Agriculture and estates’

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading Individual in ‘Personal tax, trusts and probate’

“Alexandra Sarkis is an outstanding lawyer. We say this having regard to her profound knowledge of her specialty, her presentation and clarity of mind, and the clarity of her explanations of legal issues”
“Alex Sarkis inspires absolute confidence and displays great efficiency, patience, understanding, attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge, coupled with a sound and carefully considered judgement – all qualities one would hope and expect to see in an ideal lawyer and adviser. In summary, we hugely appreciate Alex, her advice and her guidance”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked Band 5 for Private Wealth Law

“Alexandra “is very diligent, very professional and sharp.” Another commentator notes she “displays attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge coupled with sound and carefully considered judgement.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Leading Individual in ‘Personal tax, trusts and probate’

“Alexandra Sarkis - absolutely first-rate.”
“'Alexandra knows her clients really well and understands complex trust issues and family dynamics.'”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended for ‘Agriculture and estates’

Chambers HNW 2019

Recognised as a leading individual in Private Wealth Law

“She is a remarkable lawyer and does a really excellent job”
“She is completely superb”
“She has got a massive attention to detail, is highly intelligent, and really understands how families work and their issues”

Spear's 500 2019

Listed as Outstanding in Field in the Tax & Trust Lawyers section

The Legal 500 2019

Leading Individual – Personal Trusts, Tax and Probate

“handles what can be delicate family issues arising out of a trust and its complexity with great skill and tact”

Chambers HNW 2018

Recognised as a leading individual in Private Wealth Law

“very, very impressive, she holds her place as a top lawyer”

MEMBERSHIPS

Alexandra is a member of the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP).

“A 'remarkable lawyer' who 'does a really excellent job'.”

- Chambers HNW 2019

“She 'handles what can be delicate family issues arising out of a trust and its complexity with great skill and tact'.”

- The Legal 500 2019

“Alexandra is 'very, very impressive, she holds her place as a top lawyer'”

- Chambers HNW 2018

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