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 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.

Other expertise

Rachel has experience working as a trainee in the Professional Regulatory, Banking and Finance, and Succession and Tax teams.



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.

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Top Tier Firms E Private Client Top Law Firms 2018
  • Resolution
  • Hampshire YResolution Committee
  • Elite Business Women's Club


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


17 August - Rachel Giles

A recent High Court case has determined that in particular circumstances, a girl conceived through informal sperm donation will not have her welfare needs met by spending time with the...

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24 February - Rachel Giles

Judgment was handed down in the case of Akhter v Khan recently, confirming that religious marriage ceremonies performed in England and Wales are not valid marriages. What did the case...

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