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2, THE MALT HOUSE, DEVA CITY OFFICE PARK, MANCHESTER, M3 7BD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 871 3680
Fax:
Fax 0161 839 3884
Email:
Web:
www.hughjonessolicitors.co.uk

Rachel Dobson

Tel:
Work 0161 871 3681
Email:
Hugh Jones Solicitors

Work Department

HR/Employment and management consultancy

Position

Rachel is a director and head of HR and compliance at Hugh Jones solicitors.  Her responsibilities include maintaining the firm’s quality standards – ISO 9001:2008, Lexcel v5, the Law Society's Quality Mark and Investors in People. Rachel heads a team which provides HR and employment advice in respect of 50 directly employed care teams who look after our Professional Deputyship clients.  She is an experienced law firm management and consultant, offering services to firms or in-house legal teams. She is an experienced speaker and trainer on a wide range of legal management and compliance issues.

Career

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.

Member

HR in Law; CoPPA

Education

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

Leisure

Gardening and teenager wrangling.


North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hugh Jones Solicitors has an ‘immensely experienced team’ that is described as ‘one of, if not the premier legal practices dealing with Court of Protection work and acting for those with compromised mental capacity in England and Wales’. Hugh Jones is ‘able to get to grips with complicated issues quickly and painlessly’, and Carol McBride is ‘equally at ease whether discussing sensitive matters with fellow professionals, family members or others who are involved in the life of disabled parties’. The firm ‘combines the personal touch with real in-depth knowledge and expertise’. Other key members of the team are Rachel Dobson and solicitor Thomas Young, who is an ‘up-and-coming star in the world of Court of Protection’. Solicitor Fiona Ludkin is also ‘competent, flexible and very professional’.

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