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Paula Nichols

Paula specialises in Private Client work, including:

  • Obtaining Grants of Probate and assisting with the estate administration.
  • Advising on cross-border estates and liaising with professionals in other jurisdictions.
  • Advising on complex Inheritance Tax calculations, including the aggregation of trust assets and the applicability of Inheritance Tax reliefs.
  • Preparation of Deeds of Variation.
  • Advice on making Wills, including those using trusts.
  • Advice on the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney for property and financial affairs and health and welfare.
  • Advice on the creation and termination of trusts, and in particular the Inheritance Tax regime applicable to trusts (including discretionary trusts).

Paula is a Partner at Mercers. She read modern languages (French and German) at Oxford and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 2003. After spending her first two years post-qualification in a London firm, she joined Mercers in 2005.

Outside of work, Paula enjoys running as well as playing the violin, piano and singing.


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