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Meet the team

At Which? Legal, we pride ourselves on offering a truly personalised service, providing you with step-by-step advice to help resolve your problem. The Which? Legal Probate team consists of qualified solicitors with years of experience in dealing with probate matters. Become a member to talk our probate experts today.

Paul Handford

With over 20 years of varied legal experience, Paul now specialises in private client work, which includes drawing up wills, deeds of trust, lasting powers of attorney and pre-nuptial agreements. He advises on care home fees, severing joint tenancies, inheritance tax and estate planning, and applying for probate or letters of administration.

Paul is also experienced in administering estates for the executor or administrator, and applications to act as a deputy in the Court of Protection.

In his spare time, Paul likes to garden, keep bees, study history and act as an army cadet instructor.

Donna Mahoney

Donna first joined Which? in October 1995. She began re-training in law in 2010 and moved to the Which? Legal team in July 2013. Having now completed the academic stage of her studies with Cilex, she is currently completing her qualifying employment to be admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Donna advises on wills and probate matters and also gives consumer advice.

Ben Rossor

Ben joined Which? Legal in 2015 as a wills and probate specialist. Ben trained and qualified in private practice and now advises on a range of legal issues, including estate administration and lasting powers of attorney. He has just passed the Scottish UK Intra-Transfer test and is looking forward to advising our members on Scottish issues in the near future.

Customer feedback

  • Probate is a complex subject & I wish to ensure I provide accurate information. It's reassuring to know help is on hand

    Simon Beagle

  • Sally was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was very impressed a booked call time with a probate specialist could be arranged so quickly. I am looking forward to my conversation with the Probate expert on Friday.

    Which? Legal Probate Customer

  • Excellent service and support helping to give the understanding and confidence to carry out probate themselves

    Which? Legal Probate Customer

  • Sarah is knowledgeable and her advice practical. Great to have the support to provide the confidence to do Probate yourself

    Which? Legal Probate Customer