Private Client – Wills, Probate and Estate Planning
Rachel currently advises on a variety of matters which help individuals plan for their future, to ensure clients have peace of mind and are able to ensure a secure future for their family. This includes preparing wills, estate planning and power of attorney applications.
She is also experienced in guiding clients through more personally challenging aspects of the law, such as advising on the distribution of the estate of a loved one after their passing, applying for probate or letters of administration and distributing estates, and assisting with Court of Protection matters.
For the first years of her legal career, Rachel trained and practised at a Legal 500-ranked boutique City firm advising on public and administrative issues and human rights matters, and obtained a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of London.
During this time Rachel assisted on complex and international matters in the High Court, from advising education institutions on judicial reviews of Home Office decisions regarding their sponsor licences, to challenging the decision to extradite an individual to the USA to be tried for terrorist offences. This work also took Rachel to Baghdad where she assisted in the defence of an individual facing the death penalty who had been denied a fair trial. As well as legal representation in court in Baghdad, Rachel assisted in the lobbying of international institutions and governments, the preparation of media articles and UN Urgent Action requests on her client’s behalf.
Upon starting a family, Rachel took the decision to retrain in private client law at a local high street practice in order to achieve balance in her work and family life. She gained wide experience on a range of private client matters, from wills and probate, powers of attorney and deputyship applications.