Paula qualified as a solicitor in 2012, specialising in the area of Private Client she joined Mills Selig in 2021 as a Senior Associate.
Paula is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) with expertise in drafting intricate wills and administering complex estates, providing trust advice, setting up and administering trusts. Paula deals with capacity issues such as mental capacity, controllership and Enduring Powers of Attorney. She focuses on providing advice to individual clients in relation to inheritance tax, estate planning and nursing care.
Paula recognises the needs of clients with diverse planning requirements and can tailor advice to their specific needs ensuring that their assets are preserved. Paula has expertise with high net-worth individuals and their families on all aspects of succession, tax, and asset protection planning.
Paula has been recognised by Chambers as an ‘Associate to Watch’
Paula is a regular tutor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Queen’s University of Belfast, tutoring in the area of Private Client.
Paula has undertaken dementia-friendly training by Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland. Paula’s clients who live with dementia can feel at ease when discussing their legal affairs with her.
- dealt with an estate of £7 million that included various worldwide assets and put in place succession planning for the beneficiary to mitigate their inheritance tax liability
- advised high net worth clients on complex estate planning involving issues relating to domicile, tax and asset protection
- dealt with, and advised on, a multi-million pound complex estate involving the winding up of the deceased’s company