Paul Denza TEP

Areas of Responsibility

Paul advises on all areas of Private Client law. He has over 12 years experience in Will drafting and estate planning; the administration of trusts and estates; mental capacity work including the preparation of LPAs; and the provision of tax advice, especially inheritance tax.

Experience/Recent Projects

  • Acting in an Estate where the deceased died shortly before her mother, identifying the opportunity to do a Deed of Variation of the Estate, even though the mother had already died, so as to reduce the Inheritance Tax bill.
  • Acting in an Estate where the deceased agreed to sell her home at an undervalue but died shortly before signing the contract. Working with the charity beneficiaries of the Estate to honour her wishes and proceed with the sale at an undervalue despite the commercial loss to the charities.
  • Acting in an Estate where the deceased died after exchanging contracts but before completion on the sale of her home. Obtaining an emergency Grant on Credit to allow the sale to proceed, without the Estate suffering any penalties.


Paul has a thorough but accessible approach, focused on collaborating with clients. He provides a high standard of service and a holistic one, continually looking out for, finding and applying tax advantages during the ordinary administration of Estates, advising throughout.

Paul is a full member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Client Quotes
"I am very grateful to you for the care and thoroughness you have shown in dealing with this matter and my sons join me in that sentiment. The idiosyncrasies of the various Investment Groups and the fact that HMRC works to a different timescale from the rest of us certainly made things harder than they should have been. We really are very grateful to you. You have seen us through a complicated and potentially unsettling process meticulously and sympathetically."

"Many thanks for everything! We are very grateful. Your assistance has been invaluable. "

"Thank you again for your help to date, it is your professionalism that has helped us discuss our options and make our decision." 

"Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.  So much appreciated. Should we require your services at any time in the future yourself and Herrington Carmichael will always be our first port of call."

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for dealing with the administration of the estate in such an efficient and timely manner.”

Hobbies and Interests
Out of the office Paul enjoys sport, especially tennis, and theatre, particularly musicals - both to watch and take part.