Rachel is a partner and joined Gard and Co in 1998, initially specialising in residential conveyancing and then subsequently moving to the Family Department in order to diversify as a lawyer and to widen her areas of legal expertise.
Rachel now deals with all aspects of Family Law work and has successfully completed many complex and varied cases over the years to include children matters, divorce/dissolution and finances, cohabition disputes/Trusts of Land Act cases, separation, cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.
In 2012, Rachel attained the high standard required to become a Resolution Accredited Family Law Specialist. Her work was recently recognised by the DWP under the Help and Support for Separated Families quality mark.
Rachel has a BA honours degree in Renaissance History and Italian from the University of Warwick and a postgraduate diploma in law from UWE, Bristol.
Outside of Gard and Co, interests include, theatre, music, reading, history. Rachel has also been involved in many local amateur theatre productions and has taken lead roles in numerous plays.
‘I would like to thank you for everything you did for me. I am very glad it is finally over and am grateful for the expert yet sympathetic service I received.’ Mrs G Plymouth
‘I felt very much at ease with you when discussing my situation and found you most helpful. I would not hesitate to contact you in the future should I require any further help or advice.’ Ms B Plymouth
‘I have been very impressed with the professional way you have dealt with my case. You have explained the legalities involved clearly and with patience and whenever I have had concerns or needed clarification on a matter your response has always been prompt and full. I shall have no hesitation in recommending Gard & Co. to friends and family.’ Ms L Tavistock
Year Admitted as Solicitor – 1996
Dealing with Family issues since – 2003