Paul Hill

Associate Solicitor

What My Clients Have Said

I think it would be very hard to improve on the service that Paul provided for us.  Gloria Fisher

You can't improve something that is already so very good. Mr G E Palmer

We considered the service excellent. All business transactions were accomplished by home visit which was excellent due to our advanced years.  Mr and Mrs Epps

We were delighted with all aspects of your service as we have been in the past.  M Weltiner

Staff were very helpful and understanding - a very good experience. Thank you.  Mr T Kelly

'Excellent, friendly and informative - we were very impressed with Girlings. Thank you.  Mrs T Matcham

'We were very satisfied with the professional service given in an understanding and pleasant way.  P Doughty and V Newington

Paul Hill and Louise Farrow were both extremely efficient and courteous. It was a relief for us to find such a reassuring and assisting law firm. Mr and Miss Lloyd

Paul Hill was proactive, positive and helpful.  Mr D Kelly

A first class level of service, patience, help and guidance which I would certainly be pleased to recommend.

When sudden and urgent changes to my Will were needed, this was all completed within 48 hours. Very impressed.  Mr Thomas

I have no hestiation in considering using your services again. Mrs Johnson

People would find it very difficult to find a better Solicitor than Paul Hill for Wills. 

Relieved to have found a legal practice in Canterbury of this degree of excellence.

Service has always been par excellence since we consulted back 40 years ago. Mrs D     

Very pleased with Paul’s explanation of every detail.  

Mr Paul Hill was brilliant; very professional, efficient, effective, courteous and superb solicitor. Excellent, charming and most helpful and approachable. A breath of fresh air. I would most definitely recommend him to family, friends and/or colleagues. I would also use him most definitely in future, if and when there is a need. A.M. Wilson

Very professional but approachable. Mr & Mrs Carr

A professional but relaxed experience which we quite enjoyed. Mr & Mrs Cox

All top marks again. Aims achieved within days of initial contact – fee reasonable for expert advice.

Paul was charming and I felt very much at ease with him.

Private Client
Private Client

Paul specialises in Private Client work and has a particular interest in Trusts and estate planning.

Paul can see you at either our Ashford office or Canterbury office, whichever suits you best.

Paul joined the Girlings Private Client department upon his qualification as a solicitor in 2015. He believes in adopting a client-focused approach which is both professional and pragmatic; he is always approachable and makes himself available whenever possible. He aims for work which is exemplary, but delivered in a manner which is both efficient and cost-effective. Paul is happy to visit clients at home or elsewhere if they are unable to come into the office.

Private Client Probate & Administration of Estates

My Specialisms

Paul undertakes and advises on all forms of Private Client work which includes:

  • Drafting Wills
  • Estate planning
  • Probate: Grants of Representation; Administering estates; Deeds of Variation
  • Drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advising on and drafting Trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Court of Protection work and deputyships.

Paul believes in adopting a client-focused approach which is both professional and pragmatic; he is always approachable and makes himself available whenever possible.

Paul was born in Pembury and attended Dover Grammar School for Boys and Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury before re-locating to the North East for university. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and completed the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University.

In his spare time Paul travels as much as possible, with the Douro Valley in Portugal and the Lake District being his two favourite destinations.

The Private Client Department is accredited by the Law Society under their Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This is a best practice quality mark for Wills and estate administration and sets rigorous client service standards to ensure transparency in process, costs and communications.

Commitment Without Compromise