Paul Handford

Consultant Solicitor

Paul has an established client base in private client work and has wide experience of drafting and challenging Wills, obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration, dealing with Inheritance Tax, administering deceased estates, drawing up Deeds of Trust, General Powers of Attorney, Lasing Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.

He was articled into private practice with a firm with offices in Reigate, Surrey and Westminster and moved on to a legal expenses insurer, Hambro Legal Protection.  He was then recruited as a specialist consumer lawyer and worked for Which? Legal Service, part of the Consumers Association for nearly ten years, mostly involved in helping members pursue redress against banks, insurers, builders, car dealers and solicitors.  From Which? he joined Richard West Freeman Christofi in July 2007, as a private client specialist and was absorbed into GTC Law when it took over Richard West Freeman Christofi in February 2011. In October 2012 Paul joined QualitySolicitors Mirza as a consultant.

Now with Twenty years varied legal experience, at QualitySolicitors Mirza Paul continues to specialise in private client work, which includes drawing up Wills, Deeds of Trust, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, advising on care home fees, severing joint tenancies, inheritance tax and estate planning, applying for Probate or Letters of Administration and administering the estate for the executor or administrator and applications to act as a Deputy in the Court of Protection.   

In his spare time, which with a young daughter is limited by her enviable social dairy, he likes to garden, study history and astrophysics and enjoys the occasional trip to the rugby at Twickenham.

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