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PAUL HAJEK, Solicitor, is the Principal of Clutton Cox Solicitors in Chipping Sodbury, near Yate,South Gloucestershire. He has been running the firm since 1985. He has been a Solicitor for over 30 years.

Paul was born in Belfast in 1956, to a Croat father and Irish Catholic mother. Paul feels that now as a sole practitioner he has been an oppressed minority virtually all his life.

Sports mad, he was educated at St. Brendan’s College Bristol the top rugby school in the country and spent 6 happy seasons at Bath Rugby Club in the mid seventies to early eighties. When still not quite out to pasture, he joined Yate Athletic Club and enjoyed dipping under 54 seconds for 400 metres in his thirties. Under 54 minutes might be more challenging now!

Ambitions in Life:

To outlive the DFS sale and see Spurs win the Premiership within the Perpetuity Period - a legal term defined in statute as 125 years.

Biggest Disappointment:

Fired by Alan Sugar (as he then was) in Championship Manager 2 after seven successful years as Spurs' manager.

Earliest Memory:

Shutters on my Pram.

Most like to Interview:

Robert Peston, The BBC’s Economic Editor, provided he promised to talk more quickly- and I wouldn’t mention the Credit Crunch once!

Favourite Metaphor:

Without a shadow of a doubt

Favourite Comedian:

Aristophanes: Beat Chaucer in the ribald stakes by about 3000 years, and took political satire to a new level. The father of situation comedy . If you ever thought you lived in cloud cuckoo land, you now know who created the term.

Favourite Urban Myth:

On tour with Bath Rugby Club in Florida 1981, when Gareth Chilcott (“Coochie”) the Bath, England and British Lion Prop was unceremoniously banished and chased out of the Magic Kingdom by Mickey Mouse for manhandling his “mousehood”. In reality, it was only mild finger-wagging by one of the chipmonks Chip or Dale for playfully squeezing his “undercarriage”. It was nevertheless one of the funniest incidents, I have ever witnessed.

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IRINA  GORSHKOVA, Solicitor who specialises in Residential Conveyancing.

Irina was born in Ukraine and came to the UK to study in 1996.

After finishing school she graduated with a Law Degree from the University of the West of England.

She then went on to complete a Legal Practice Course and completed her training to become a Solicitor in 2008.

Irina is a keen football fan and supports Tottenham Hotspur. She, like Paul would also love to see Spurs win the Premiership within the Perpetuity Period!

In spare time Irina loves reading and watching murder mysteries especially if it’s by Agatha Christie.

Favourite Great Man From History: Peter the....

Favourite Great Woman From History: Catherine the....

HILARY McILVEEN,  Hilary McIlveen joined us in January 2011 as Consultant Solicitor specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probate

Hilary is also a citizen of the Emerald Isle (Ireland) .Hilary came to England after school in 1979.

Hilary started her career as a solicitor in London but after a few years headed west. (and has no regrets)

Hilary specialises in wills, trusts and probate and is a member of Step.

She has undertaken estates with farming and business property and also those with foreign assets . She enjoys achieving good results for clients, making sure HMRCS get as little as possible inheritance tax!

Favourite Motto: Where there is a way, there should be a Will and if not Where this is a Way! 

Relaxation: When not working, enjoys music, theatre, reading and walking. 

Itching to Interview – Hilary is itching to interview George Osborne: George are you listening?

Favourite Novel: Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks

Favourite Shakespeare Play: The Tempest

Favourite TV Sit Com with a character from the TempestMiranda

Favourite Brand based on a character from the TempestAriel 

Favourite Part of the Country : the Lake District, and tries to visit every year if possible

Hilary is married with one daughter and loves spending lots of time with her in her music and drama activities. 

If you would like to contact any of us us you can email us at paul[at]/irina[at]/hilary[at] cluttoncox, or telephone 01454 312125 

Paul Hajek