Meet the team

Beroze Bana BA (Hons Law) - e: beroze@banavaid.com

Beroze was born in the Seychelles and moved to England in 1978, qualifying as a solicitor in 1986.

She has practiced in the Hayes and Hillingdon area since that date as a conveyancing and private client solicitor. Beroze has worked from both Hayes and Hillingdon offices where she has established a large and loyal client base. Beroze is rightly proud that many of her present clients have been clients for almost thirty years.

Beroze now specialises in Wills, Probate and Elderly client work which she truly enjoys and she volunteers with Age UK (Hillingdon) on a weekly basis. She loves working with elderly clients, many of whom need and appreciate a patient, sympathetic and friendly solicitor and is happy to visit clients at home, in Hospital or in a Care Home. Beroze often acts as a Deputy and Attorney for clients who, for whatever reason, cannot manage their finances and who have no one in their family able to undertake this task.

When not at work, Beroze can usually be found in front of the TV. She is a keen sports follower although, for her sins, is an Arsenal fan and season ticket holder. Beroze jokingly believes this is the likely cause of her high blood pressure but intends to keep going to watch the Gunners and has her fingers crossed that they will win more trophies before she eventually retires!

Rakhi Vaid BA (Hons) - e: rakhi@banavaid.com

Before commencing her training contract in 1999, Rakhi was an associate lecturer in Property Law at the College of Law in London.

In April 2002, together with Beroze Bana, Rakhi established Bana Vaid & Associates. Her managerial and financial skills were immediately put to the test and as a newly qualified solicitor, she found herself running her own business.

Rakhi enjoys what she does so much because she genuinely loves meeting new people and interacting with clients. Bana Vaid and Associates have built a reputation of being friendly and approachable and as a result, many clients have become long term clients and good friends.

Rakhi specialises in Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Probate and is the overall Manager of the Residential Conveyancing department of the firm. She is rightly proud that Bana Vaid and Associates are members of the Conveyancing Quality Mark, a high quality accreditation scheme set up by the Law Society. Membership means that Bana Vaid and Associates meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure that clients receive a professional and quality conveyancing service in line with the quality standards of the Law Society’s scheme.

Although business is very important to Rakhi, away from the office she enjoys married life and has a young son.

Zohaib Shahid BA (Hons Law) - e: zohaib@banavaid.com

Zohaib initially joined Bana Vaid and Associates in February 2011 until February 2014. He started as an administrative assistant and progressed to become a paralegal. He has worked extremely hard to become a fully qualified solicitor and re-joined the firm in October 2016.

Zohaib has a great deal of experience in dealing with both Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property matters. He is a highly valued member of the team and an integral part of Bana Vaid and Associate. His expertise and knowledge are excellent and this has allowed him to maintain excellent relationships with clients who continue to remain loyal to the firm.

Zohaib is determined, self-motivated and a hardworking individual with an excellent work ethic. He is responsible and organised which enables him to achieve the high standards and goals that he sets for himself. Furthermore, he is highly professional and committed to providing an excellent service to the clients of the firm.

Outside of work Zohaib enjoys watching movies, playing sports and spending time with family.

Manjit Mall CILEX- e: manjit@banavaid.com

Manjit joined Bana Vaid and Associates in 2003 having worked as a legal secretary and conveyancer with other law firms.

She was initially employed as secretary and PA to Beroze Bana and at the same time was studying and working towards taking her exams to qualify as a Legal Executive.

Manjit qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2006 and is now the main Property Lawyer at the Hayes office. Manjit specialises in both residential and commercial conveyancing and also works with Beroze Bana in Probate and Will matters.

Ambitious for success in her chosen career, Manjit is committed to helping build up a loyal and expanding client base.

Manjit is particularly proud that she has many clients who she has represented in the past and who continue to return and instruct her. She has built up a network of estate agents and financial advisers who recommend her to their clients as they appreciate her hard work, conscientiousness and attention to detail. Many of her new clients are referred to her by other clients.

Outside work, Manjit enjoys a busy family life.

When she does get a moment to herself, Manjit enjoys watching films and TV although she also very much enjoys socialising with family and friends.

Sheela Chand - e: sheela@banavaid.com

Sheela qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and joined Bana Vaid and Associates in August 2015 following a career break to have children. Experienced in dealing with private family matters, she has now decided to pursue her career within the conveyancing department. Sheela enjoys networking and meeting new people and hopes to develop the business by meeting clients from various backgrounds.

Sheela takes pride in dealing with client's matters in a professional way and believes that there is nothing more rewarding than a satisfied client. Sheela believes it is vital to go the “extra mile” to provide a good service.

In her spare time Sheela enjoys going to the gym, socialising, spending time with her children, gardening, baking and going to the theatre.

Jayne Curle - e: jayne@banavaid.com

Jayne has lived and worked in the London Borough of Hillingdon her entire life. She left school and joined K E Davis & Sons solicitors, as a Legal Cashier and has worked in this field ever since.

Jayne joined Bana Vaid & Associates when Beroze Bana & Rakhi Vaid started the firm in 2002 and deals with all aspects of Accounts including banking, reconciliations, credit control and payroll.

Jayne has known Beroze Bana since 1986 and shares many interests with her but says that, most importantly, they share a birthday!

Out of everyone in the office, Jayne is the only person who's not a football follower although she is an avid fan of England rugby and of course rugby players!

Jayne lives with her beloved Shi-Tzu dog "Sid" in Hillingdon and when she’s not working she likes to spend time with her two grandsons who keep her busy. She also likes reading, going to the theatre and walking Sid.

 

Nicky Biggs - e: nicky@banavaid.com

A local resident all of her life, Nicky has worked at the Hillingdon office since 1994, when she started as an office junior with K E Davis and Sons. When Beroze Bana joined the practice, she became her secretary and gained proficiency in Residential Conveyancing, Probate and Wills.

Along with Beroze Bana and Rakhi Vaid, Nicky has been with Bana Vaid from its inception in 2002 and has worked with Rakhi Vaid as her Personal Assistant since then.

Apart from working very closely with Rakhi on her client files, Nicky has a number of administrative duties such as reception work and managing the smooth running of the office. She has responsibility for the Wills database and the storage of Wills and has been dealing with this since 1994.

Nicky enjoys dealing with clients on a day to day basis and, as she sits in reception, has often been told that she is the "Face of Bana Vaid" by many of our clients. Bana Vaid and Associates are known to be an extremely friendly and approachable firm and Nicky says she loves the atmosphere and the people with whom she works.

Away from work, Nicky enjoys reading, going to the theatre and spending time with her friends and family, particularly her honorary family member Milly (her beloved cat!).

Nikki Harwood - e: nicola@banavaid.com

Nikki joined Bana Vaid & Associates in 2010 and has lived and worked in the London Borough of Hillingdon all her life.

Nikki works in the accounts department and is on reception at the Hayes office where she meets and assists clients. Nikki is an invaluable help in keeping the office running smoothly and crucially ensuring that we never run out of milk!

Away from work, Nikki is an avid reader and her Kindle is never far from her side. She is a busy mum to her son and daughter and a house full of pets.

Rhiannon Drury - e: rhiannon@banavaid.com

Rhiannon joined Bana Vaid & Associates initially on work experience in January 2006 and joined the team full time in June 2006. She has since become a highly valued Legal Assistant and now works as a Conveyancing Secretary

She thoroughly enjoys dealing with clients on a day to day basis. A real “people person”, Rhiannon regularly demonstrates this important quality when dealing with sensitive matters.

A mother to a young family, when away from work she enjoys going to the cinema, shopping, socialising with friends and attending Zumba classes.