Paula Patton is a private client Solicitor and can be contacted on 01843 264782.
Paula prides herself on her friendly and approachable, yet also professional, approach. She genuinely cares about her clients and does her best to give them peace of mind while dealing with their matter.
Paula’s main areas of practice include:
- Probate / estate administration of taxable and non-taxable estates
- Drafting both straightforward and complex wills
- Drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Post death variations
- Submitting deputyship Court of Protection applications.
Paula is an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Paula studied Applied Social Studies at University and became interested in the law when she studied a criminology module. Upon completing her first degree, Paula then studied the Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2003. Paula specialised in the defendant insurance sector for a number of years before starting a family and moving from London to Broadstairs.
Following a career break to raise her young children, Paula’s first venture back into the legal world was as a community officer with Citizens Advice and Paula helped in the initial stages of Citizens Advice’s involvement with the Ageless Thanet project. While Paula greatly enjoyed the diversity of this role, she decided to return to legal practice and to specialise as a private client Solicitor and has had no regrets.
Away from the office, Paula enjoys spending time at her beach hut with her family. Paula also enjoys jogging along the beautiful Thanet coastline and can occasionally be found surfing and paddle boarding at one of Thanet’s beaches. Paula was born and raised in Staffordshire, about an hour and or so from the seaside, so loves every minute of living by the sea.
If you are interested in leaving money to charity in your will, Paula has written an article with various examples of how this could work.