Rachel Giles 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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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