Rebecca Carlyon > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Family law, Private wealth


Rebecca is a partner in the family department, advising on all issues arising from divorce and relationship breakdown, both financial and children related. She is experienced in drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements, both domestic and international, and in resolving issues between unmarried couples.

A member of Resolution, the leading association of family lawyers in England and Wales, she is also a trained collaborative lawyer. Highly regarded by clients and her peers, she is one of the few family lawyers to have been recognised by The Lawyer as a prestigious ‘Hot 100’ alumni. She is also listed in the Citywealth Leaders List.

Her recent work includes acting in the reported case of AI and MT, where the High Court agreed to refer the children, divorce and financial issues between a couple to religious arbitration; advising the successful defendant in F v Y (Abduction: Acquiescence) involving an alleged wrongful removal of a child to Russia; and acting in Re: B (Children), one of the first reported Court of Appeal cases to focus on the English court’s jurisdiction under Article 3 of the European Maintenance Regulation.


Trained RPC; qualified 2004; Manches 2006; partner Manches and Penningtons Manches 2013.


Resolution; London Family Solutions Pod.


Chelmsford County High School for Girls; Sheffield University LLB Law, 2.1; LPC, distinction.