Paul Handford

Consultant Solicitor

Paul has an established client base in Walthamstow for private client work and has day to day responsibility for all private client matters within the firm under the supervision of Sajjid Elahi, one of the senior partners. 

Paul has over twenty-five years of experience across a number of different areas of law but since 2007 has specialised exclusively 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.   

Paul began his career working at various jobs in the city before retraining to become a solicitor in 1990.  His first legal job as a lawyer was as an articled clerk (trainee solicitor) with a law firm with offices in Reigate, Surrey and Westminster from where he moved 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 Walthamstow 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 to handle all private client work.

In his spare time, Paul likes to garden, study history and enjoys the occasional trip to the rugby at Twickenham.

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