Rachel Giles

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

Mrs T Oxford

Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2015, having trained with the firm, and is now an Associate 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 is a mediator, having trained in 2022. She works with couples and families to assist with communication following the end of a relationship, covering all of the issues that may result from this.


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 graduated from the University of Southampton in 2012, and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law Guildford in 2013. Rachel completed her training contract with Blake Morgan in August 2015, and qualified into the Family team in September 2015.

Rachel is an active member of Resolution and sits on the Hampshire Young Resolution Committee as Vice Chair.

Rachel trained as a mediator with Resolution in 2022.

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The Law Society - Accredited Family Law logo Resolution Mediator logo
  • Resolution
  • Vice Chair of Hampshire Young Resolution


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

Anonymous 2018

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

Mrs L Southampton

Thank you for all your hard work and support through my hearing. You've been really helpful and lovely...Without you both at hand, I would have really struggled so the biggest thank you to you both from the bottom of my heart.

Miss H-R, 2019

Insights by Rachel


25 January - Rachel Giles

Despite mediation becoming more mainstream, many do not know about the process involved in family mediation. As part of Family Mediation Week, we explain what happens at the end of...

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23 January - Rachel Giles

Mediation has become more mainstream in recent years, but it is still not surprising that those accessing information about mediation for the first time do not understand the principles or...

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10 March - Rachel Giles

Recently, Dominic Raab has suggested that further reforms may be on the way to direct more family law cases into mediation, rather than to the Court.

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