Rachel Giles Senior Solicitor
“Rachel was on the other end of the phone to reassure me whenever I needed her.”
“Rachel has been exceptional. She has been very understanding, professional and reliable. I think very highly of her.”
Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2015, having trained with the firm, and is now a Senior Solicitor in the Family team.
Main areas of practice
Rachel advises clients in a variety of matters relating to relationships. This regularly includes divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, financial proceedings and private children matters. Rachel also advises on pre- and post- nuptial agreements, cohabitee matters and domestic violence matters.
Rachel has experience in dealing with matters through Court proceedings, and also assists clients in resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution where appropriate, including negotiation and advising clients attending mediation.
Rachel is an active member of Resolution and Hampshire YResolution, and approaches matters with a constructive and non-confrontational attitude, to work towards the best outcome for families and children.
Rachel helps clients from all backgrounds, and in varying stages in their lives. Rachel develops a relationship of trust and confidence to support clients in often challenging situations.
Rachel has experience working as a trainee in the Professional Regulatory, Banking and Finance, and Succession and Tax teams.
“They were excellent, I was well looked after and they were very professional.”
As members of Resolution, the Family team at Blake Morgan strive to reduce conflict as far as possible in all cases that are dealt with. This is often made challenging by the current law in respect of divorce.
Representatives from each of the Blake Morgan family team's three locations (Rachel Giles – Southampton, James Davies – Oxford and Farhana Shahzady – London) recently attended Resolution's 30th National Conference.
In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, involving a multi-millionaire couple; the Court provided a clear approach for the treatment of earning capacity and the term of spousal maintenance in financial remedy proceedings.
Articles by Rachel
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