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Rachel Dobson

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Managing Director and Director of Hugh Jones Trust Corporation


Rachel is the Managing Director of Hugh Jones Solicitors and works with Chairman Hugh Jones and Finance Director Jon Miller to manage the firm.  Rachel's responsibilities include HR and Compliance Regulation for Hugh Jones Solicitors and as an adviser to clients.

As a Director of the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation, Rachel acts as Finance and Property Deputy for a number of clients, specialising in those living with dementia and where there are complex property or family issues to resolve. Rachel says:

Rachel leads the HR team at HJS who provide a range of employment and HR services to families where support teams are employed to look after clients, including contract drafting, DBS checks, Data Privacy/GDPR requirements, payroll, pensions and dealing with employee problems and disciplinary issues.

Rachel also manages and supervises solicitors in the firm in both the Court of Protection and Private Client teams.

Rachel helped Hugh Jones set up the practice in 2013, having previously been a partner with Hugh at Pannone LLP for many years, where she was head of Operations, responsible for HR, Compliance, Regulation and IT - she was Director of HR for the seven year period when Pannone was the highest placed law firm in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for.


Commercial management, graduate recruitment Marks and Spencer plc 1984-89; trained as solicitor Pannone LLP; qualified 1994; solicitor Pannone 1994-2011, partner 1998, head of operations and HR 2000-11; independent law firm management consultancy 2011-13; Director Hugh Jones Solicitors 2013 to date.




HR in Law; CoPPA


Wakefield Girls’ High School; St Hugh’s College, Oxford (1984 MA Modern History); Manchester Metropolitan University (1991 CPE; 1992 LSF).


Gardening and teenager wrangling.

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