Rachel Giles Solicitor

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Contact Details

“Rachel was on the other end of the phone to reassure me whenever I needed her.”

Mrs T Oxford

“Rachel has been exceptional. She has been very understanding, professional and reliable. I think very highly of her.”

Anonymous 2018
Rachel is a Solicitor at Blake Morgan, currently in the Family team. 

Main areas of practice

Rachel advises clients in a variety of matters, including divorce, financial proceedings and private children matters. She also has experience assisting clients with Inheritance Act claims.

 Rachel has experience in dealing with matters through Court proceedings, and also assists clients in resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution where appropriate, including negotiations and advising clients attending mediation.

Significant experience

Rachel began her training contract in the Professional Regulatory team in September 2013, before moving to seats in the Banking and Finance, Family and Succession and Tax teams.

Other expertise

Rachel also has experience working as a trainee in the Professional Regulatory, Family Law and Banking and Finance teams.

“They were excellent, I was well looked after and they were very professional.”

Mrs L Southampton

Expertise

Rachel’s Blog

Bristol, Baronesses and Baa-ing - Resolution's 30th National Conference

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.

Maintenance is not a "meal ticket for life"

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.

Divorce: What can I do if I can't find my spouse? (or if they refuse to respond to the petition)

Ordinarily, when a couple decide to divorce, there is a dialogue between them as to this and matters surrounding the divorce. However, it can sometimes be the case that a spouse cannot be found.

Articles by Rachel

Is Catholic separation set to become more straightforward?

News

Firstly, it is important to remember that a Catholic annulment confirms that there was no valid marriage in the eyes of the church.

Related Knowledge & Resources

The 14 year old who won the right to be cryogenically frozen

It is a common misconception that a solicitor specialising in family law is just a 'divorce lawyer'. This is far from the reality; the practice of family law is extremely varied...

Brexit: what this means for Family Law

The Brexit vote will likely have a knock-on effect on a range of family matters governed by the current system, which pulls together strands of EU and domestic legislation into a single Family law regime.

To unbundle or not to unbundle

Many family solicitors will be relieved about the recent ruling in the case of Minkin V Lesley Landsberg.

Client guide: Final Hearings in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Our Family team provide a helpful guide on what to expect at a Final Hearing in Financial Remedy Proceedings.

Client Guide: Excluding people when making a Will

Blake Morgan provide a summary guide on excluding people when making a Will.

Client Guide: Divorce and your Will

If you are going through a divorce or separation it is important that you plan for your future by reviewing or making a Will.