Andrew Rafferty

Senior Partner

Andrew Rafferty has overall responsibility for the management of the firm and specialises in commercial work and property development.  He is also head of the property department.  Andrew graduated from the University of Reading in 1986 and qualified as a solicitor in 1990.  In 1993 he became a Partner in a local firm.  Andrew joined Bramsdon & Childs as a Partner in 2000.


Kathryn Rafferty


Kathryn completed her law degree in 2013 from the University of Exeter and then her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford the same year. Kathryn became a partner in 2018 and now heads up the wills and probate department, but also specialises in residential property work.


Serhan Handani

Partner - Head of Litigation

Serhan is Head of Litigation and Family Law and practises in all areas of civil litigation and family law.
Serhan joined the firm in 2015 as a paralegal and qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and became a partner in the firm on 1st May 2023.

In addition to his law degree, Serhan has an LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Following his degree, Serhan gained experience in various London based insurance and corporate environments before studying the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2014.

Serhan is an accredited mediator and offers mediator services to complement the litigation department.

Serhan’s enjoys hiking, and his proudest moment was likely conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro in 5 days, helping to raise over £10,000 for charity.


Roger Rixon


Roger Rixon conducts services in residential and commercial property.

Roger Rixon joined the firm as a partner in 2002.


Hannah Rafferty-Rowe


Hannah finished her law degree in 2014 from the University of Southampton and then went on to study the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford later that year.  Hannah is in charge of our office in Bishops Waltham and has developed a significant following in residential property matters.  She also has expertise in acting for property developers.  Hannah’s hobbies include yoga and playing the piano. Having recently obtained grade 8 Hannah is working towards obtaining her ABRSM Diploma.

Fee Earners


Thomas Rafferty


Tom was born in Fareham and completed his early education at West Hill Park School in Titchfield before going on to the Portsmouth Grammar School where Tom was an Arthur Nock Scholar. After PGS, Tom studied Classics at Downing College, Cambridge graduating with a 2:1 in 2019. Tom then joined the firm as a paralegal while studying for this Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law, Guildford. Having obtained a distinction at the GDL, Tom continued his studies at the University of Law, graduating in 2021 with the Legal Practice Diplomas and a Master of Law with distinction. Tom qualified as a solicitor in January 2023 and was admitted to Cambridge with an MA in May 2023.  Tom specialises in company and commercial work, including company acquisitions and commercial landlord and tenant matters.  Tom’s outside interests include music, the gym and the classics.


Selina Williams

Chartered Legal Executive

Selina is a Chartered Legal Executive, having qualified in 2005, and specialises in Wills and Probate.
She enjoys the personal contact that comes with assisting clients in making their Wills, being able to offer valuable support and provide peace of mind by sorting out any issues that may be causing a client concern.

In her spare time, Selina enjoys reading, line dancing, scrapbooking, and keeping up her French language skills.



Megan Burnett


Megan finished her law degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2020 gaining first class and went onto complete an MSc in Law Business and Management alongside her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law later that year.  Megan joined the firm shortly after completing her Masters in 2021 as a Paralegal. Megan is now a solicitor in the firm working in our property department

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Eve Debenham

Head of Family and Chartered Legal Executive

Eve Debenham is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw. Eve has over 28 years’ experience working in the legal industry and works at our office in Southsea as Head of Family, having recently joined the firm in November 2023, having successfully set up and headed up a Family team at another local firm.  Eve started her legal career in Personal Injury and transitioned across to Family law eight years ago.
Eve qualified as a Fellow of the Institute in 2008 and specialises in all areas of private Family Law, in particular child arrangements, divorce and finances, separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, non-molestation and occupation orders.  Eve is passionate about Family Law and helping her client’s through what is likely to be one of the hardest times of their lives and seeking a resolution using a constructive approach and attempts to settle her cases by way of mediation or negotiation first, putting less pressure and expense on her clients’, with Court being the last option.
Eve enjoys spending time with her daughter, travelling, cycling and long walks outside of work.

Trainee Solicitors


Jade Parrett-Harris

Trainee Solicitor

Jade completed her law degree with the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Jade went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in July 2022.


Elizabeth Barlow

Trainee Solicitor

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Winchester in 2023 and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2024.

Elizabeth has a passion for Child Law and has extensive knowledge around Parental Responsibility as well as the new Domestic Abuse legislation.

In her spare time, Elizabeth is a keen runner, and having completed her first half marathon in 2022 is now training for her first marathon.



Andrew White


Andrew White practices in civil litigation.  Andrew studied his law degree at Hull University and completed his solicitor’s exams at Guildford, qualifying as a solicitor in 1980 and joining the firm in 1984.  Andrew was for many years the senior partner retiring in 2021.  Andrew’s outside interests include horse riding, archery and history.



Vicki Paine


Vicki has worked for the firm in the conveyancing department for 18 years and now aims to become a conveyancer. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.


Chloe Lawson


Chloe is currently studying Law, at the University of Portsmouth and joined Bramsdon and Childs as a paralegal in 2022 working within the Family and Litigation Department.

She will be finishing her degree in early 2024, and hopes to study for the LPC with a master’s degree.

Alongside her role as a paralegal, Chloe works part time as a Shift Leader at a beachfront pub.


Rebecca Stark


Rebecca completed her law degree in 2022 at the University of Portsmouth and is embarking on the Legal Practice Course. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and reading.

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