Paula Hurst

Paula Hurst


Qualifications: Law LL.B (Hons) Degree, Nottingham Trent University

Having raised three children, Paula decided to train to enter the legal profession as a mature student. She obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law at Nottingham Trent University before joining Chattertons in 2006. 

As a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team, Paula deals with a variety of issues, including:

  • Comprehensive Inheritance Tax planning
  • Will drafting, incorporating complex issues such as business property and trusts
  • Dealing with all aspects of probate matters, including advice to clients when an individual has died without leaving a Will
  • The drafting of powers of attorney and comprehensive ongoing advice to those acting as attorneys
  • Court of Protection applications, not only when appointing a Deputy to look after an individual’s affairs, but on behalf of existing Deputies when advice from the Court is required
  • The preparation of annual reports to the Court for existing Deputies
  • Advice in relation to care home fee funding
  • Advice in relation to the gifting of property and its possible ramifications

Paula has many links with the local community and is a member of and the Press Officer for the Rotary Club of Newark.

Outside work, Paula enjoys cycling, walking, water-skiing, and looking after her horse.