Mihiri Gajraj, Senior Associate & Head of Private Client Southampton
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Mihiri is a Senior Associate and Head of the Private Client Team in Southampton. She obtained a first in her LLB and qualified as a solicitor in 2009 working at Pitmans LLP (formerly Lamport Bassitt) before joining Trethowans in 2015.
Mihiri undertakes all aspects of private client work including Wills, Trusts, Tax Planning, Probate and Powers of Attorney. Mihiri chose to specialise in this area of law as she enjoys developing long-term relationships with the individual clients and assisting them at various stages of their lives. Mihiri takes a holistic approach to matters, working with other professionals, where appropriate, to find the best solution for the client. Mihiri has advised a wide range of clients, both in age and wealth!
Mihiri is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and received an excellence award for one of her exam papers. She sits on the local STEP committee and assists in organising educational and social events for local members. Mihiri is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Examples of how Mihiri has helped clients...
Mihiri recently assisted a client with dealing with his wife’s estate where the client was understandably too distraught to handle matters himself. The client thanked Mihiri for her assistance advising that people like her made the world a better place.
Mihiri undertook tax planning for a client following the death of his wife to work out how best to maximise his inheritance tax allowances. This included a detailed review of his expenditure to ensure that he was fully utilising gifting out of income allowances.
Mihiri recently assisted a client in relation to the probates of both her parents’ estates after the parents had died in quick succession. The estates included foreign assets as well as loans due back from a company and individual in the far east. Mihiri also advised on the retrospective severance of the joint tenancy of the property in order to utilise the capital gains tax allowances of both estates.
Mihiri assists clients by providing them with peace of mind that their future affairs will be looked after. Mihiri does this by helping them prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney in the ways that are most suitable for their needs.
Away from the office...
Mihiri lives in Southampton and enjoys going to theatre, reading and travelling.