About us

Roma Paluch

Roma Paluch

Senior Partner/Member

Roma Paluch has a Languages degree from Queen Mary College, London University where she studied European Studies with French. She hoped to pursue a career in languages, but got drawn into the Law by her older sister Irma Pietron, who at that time worked for A Kay. She took her first tentative steps into the law by working as a legal secretary to a busy conveyancing Solicitor in a firm based in St James's London SW1. Having got the bug, she then came to work as a paralegal for Mr Kay, and thereafter applied to the College of Law, Chancery Lane, and qualified as a Solicitor in October 1987.

Mr Kay was ready to let go of the reins, and so, shortly out of Law School, Roma agreed to go into Partnership with Irma Pietron. The partnership came into being in May 1988. We incorporated as an LLP in May 2011.

She was appointed Senior Partner in May 2007, which role she took over from Irma Pietron, and she continues the vision and leadership in the particular family friendly style of A Kay Pietron & Paluch so effectively performed by her predecessor.

Roma used to be a "General Practitioner" covering such diverse areas of law as Matrimonial, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Immigration and Landlord & Tenant matters. With more experience and expertise required in the ever changing legal environment, she now shares the Probate and Administration load with Harold Pluss and Adam Mickiewicz; she acts as Professional Attorney and Deputy, as well as advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications; she is Legal Trustee on various charitable trusts; Roma is also our Immigration advisor.

Roma is a single mum, with two young adult children. She used to have a passion for sports, especially volleyball, but regrettably participates less and less now. Instead she encourages her children to continue where she left off.

She speaks Polish, French and Spanish.

Roma Paluch works Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 5.30pm, and Fridays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

e-mail: romapaluch@akpp.co.uk

Irma Pietron

Irma Pietron

Consultant Partner/Member

Irma Pietron has a BA (Hons) Degree in French and Spanish from Queen Mary College, London University. She also has a B.Ed. from Toronto University in Canada.

Irma spent several years teaching languages in Paris, Madrid and Toronto. On returning from Canada in 1979 she came to help out at A Kay Solicitors, the practice set up by Mr Andrzej Kamieniecki in 1978. She became so fascinated with the work that she decided to apply to the College of Law.

Irma was admitted as a Solicitor and an Officer of the Supreme Court in January 1984. She and her sister Roma Paluch took over the practice of A Kay Solicitors in May 1988 at which time the firm of A Kay Pietron & Paluch was born.

Irma speaks Polish, French and Spanish.

Irma is now semi retired and continues her invaluable work in the running of various Trusts. She is available by appointment only.

e-mail: irmapietron@akpp.co.uk

Harold Pluss

Harold Pluss

Solicitor specialising in Wills, Probate/ Administration of Estates and Conveyancing

Harold Pluss qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 after obtaining an LLB degree, passing the Law Society final examinations and completing Articles of Clerkship in Hounslow, Middlesex.

His early career saw him practice a wide variety of legal work which in addition to the above core work, included Personal Injury cases, Matrimonial Matters and some Magistrates’ Court work (e.g. driving offences).

He joined A Kay Pietron & Paluch in 1995 and has continued here ever since variously in full time, part time and in locum capacities. During this period he also undertook a significant amount of Wills and Probate, Deputyship and Conveyancing work for a firm in Amersham but since July 2011 he has worked for this firm only.

Harold is keen on playing tennis and watching football. He used to be a chess player many years ago, winning the Brent youth championship once.

Harold Pluss works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

e-mail: haroldpluss@akpp.co.uk

Sultan Bandali

Sultan Bandali

Senior Conveyancing Executive

Sultan Bandali came to the UK from Uganda in late 1970 to study law. However, due to the political situation in Uganda in 1972, Sultan was unable to continue his studies so from 1974 to 1979 he worked with the Internal Audit Unit of the Legal Aid Board. He decided to pursue his studies as a mature student at Thames Valley University and graduated with a degree in law (LLB Hons) in 1984, followed by a year’s study at the College of Law in London.

Sultan joined A Kay Pietron and Paluch in 1990 after working for several years as a conveyancing lawyer in three busy London solicitors’ practices. He deals with all legal matters relating to the purchase and sale of residential properties, as well as re-mortgages. He brings to residential conveyancing a wide range and many years of experience that, combined with his patience and perseverance, makes him the ideal person to take the stress out of your transaction, regardless of whether you are selling or buying property.

He speaks Urdu, Punjabi, Gujerati and Swahili.

Sultan Bandali works from 11.30am daily.

e-mail: sultanbandali@akpp.co.uk

Barbara Jasnikowska

Barbara Jasnikowska

Family Law Advisor and Practice Manager

Barbara Jasnikowska has a degree in Biology and Psychology from Keele University. After graduating she travelled abroad and lived in Spain for two years teaching English. There she learned to speak fluent Spanish, although many years later some of that knowledge has faded.

Upon returning to England she married and qualified as a teacher. She taught in primary schools for 20 years, 10 of those as a Headteacher.

In 2002, she left the teaching profession in search of a new challenge. She joined A Kay Pietron & Paluch and underwent specialist training in Family Law, becoming the firm's advisor in this area of law.

The management skills she acquired as a Headteacher are a huge asset to the firm in the area of practice management and enable her to assist the partners in the strategic development of the firm.

Barbara is a mother of four adult children and a grandmother. A passionate sportswoman, now unable to compete at the level she was accustomed to, she has to make do with the gym and swimming. However she encourages her children to develop their talents and participate in sport at the highest level they can achieve.

Barbara speaks fluent Polish and good Spanish.

Barbara Jasnikowska is in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 to 5.30.

e-mail: barbarajasnikowska@akpp.co.uk