Meet the Team

Discover more about our team of experts.

Founder

Paul Weller

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Astonia Associates and has been running accountancy and tax practices for over 20 years.

Whilst dealing with many different business sectors, Paul has developed Astonia into arguably one of the leading property tax specialist practices in the country.

Paul says “we have proudly developed a solid and professional team covering every area of tax, legal, insurance and finance so that our clients do not need to go anywhere else. We have an incredible team who deliver an outstanding service and are meticulous in everything they do”.

Practice Manager

Jean Hillman

Jean is our Practice Manager at Astonia Associates and has been working in the financial services sector for over 25 years.

Jean manages all of the relationships with our clients and team members and ensures that the practice and our team run seamlessly to ensure our clients receive a first class service.

Finance Manager

Sue Whiting

Sue is our Finance Manager and has been a valued team manager for over 10 years.

Sue manages the whole finance function of our group of companies and ensures that our internal processes and our processes with our clients run accurately and efficiently.

Consultant Mortgage Advisor

Lee Kitching 

Lee is a professionally qualified Mortgage Adviser with over 12 years experience within both Estate Agency and Financial Services fields.

Lee helps our clients and contacts build property portfolios across the whole of the UK, from first time landlords to the very experienced landlords with 100’s of properties both commercial & residential.

As an independent broker Lee has whole of market access to products and over the years has built up solid and trusted relationships with many of the lenders which allows direct access to underwriters and also access to exclusive rates/products.

Consultant Insurance Advisor

Pinder Dhaliwal

Falcon Insurance are an award winning insurance broker based in the Jewellery Quarter. Headed up by Pinder Dhaliwal, with 35 years insurance expertise and having set up Falcon in 2007, seeing the firm go from strength to strength.

Consultant Legal Advisor

Tim Bishop

Tim qualified as a Solicitor in 1987 originally working in London’s West End.

Tim is arguably one the of the best property lawyers in the country and integrates all legal planning with our tax planning team.

Tim prides himself on providing friendly, approachable and value for money legal services – with a high level of professional expertise.

“We believe solicitors should be proactive by keeping clients informed and advised well before problems arise. We aim to deliver legal services in a more convenient way to our clients”.

Consultant Tax, VAT and SDLT specialist

Anton Lane

Anton is a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years experience solving the most complicated of tax challenges.

Anton is an industry recognised specialist dealing with tax planning, HMRC investigations as well as specialist subjects including property tax and VAT.

He is the author of the Practical Enquiries Manual, several annotated Finance Acts and writes regularly for Taxation, Tax Adviser and Tax Digest.

Consultant Capital Allowances Advisor

Chris Roberts

Chris is the Managing Director of Capital Allowance Review Service who have 20 years expertise in processing Capital Allowance claims against property expenditure and are seen as one of the market leaders across the UK.

Legislation changes over recent years has seen Chris and his multi disciplinary team continue to showcase their importance in what has become an extremely complex subject with significant tax benefits.

Consultant Financial Advisor

Rory Joseph

After a decade of working for a national estate agency as Development Director, Rory co-founded JLM in 2002 and continues to personally advise clients.

As an IFA advising on pensions, investments and later-life lending, Rory advocates a holistic approach to wealth management, sourcing the most appropriate outcomes for clients circumstances. Passionate about later-life lending solutions, he regularly contributes to lender panels to improve this particular area of the market. Well known for his monthly radio slot on the BBC where he dispenses mortgage and financial advice to listeners in the three counties. Rory also regularly sits on a number of groups within both the lender and regulatory sphere, including the FCA Network Panel.

Contact Us

0845 519 6610

Kings Court London Road Stevenage Herts SG1 2NG