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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Partner in the family law team with a broad range of experience which includes advising on private children disputes, pensions on divorce and pre and post marital agreements. She has particular expertise in high-value, complex financial cases in both the UK and internationally. Accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer, she has been at the forefront of the development of non-adversarial alternatives in family law matters for a number of years. She is a qualified collaborative lawyer with a thriving mediation practice and is a longstanding member of the Surrey Resolution Committee.


Trained William Heath & Co; qualified 1986; partner Bennett Taylor Tyrrell, London; partner Mundays, 2008; partner Penningtons Manches 2014 to date.


Law Society; Resolution; Surrey Committee, Resolution; Membership Development Committee, Resolution.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

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Veronica GilmourPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s family team in Guildford has ‘great strength in depth in family law and a large number of very able and experienced solicitors’. Team head Veronica Gilmour is ‘highly emotionally intelligent’ and ‘particularly knowledgeable about pensions in divorce’; she is also a highly experienced mediator. Rachel Donald has extensive experience in nuptial and cohabitation agreements, having recently advised a cryptocurrency millionaire in relation to a divorce involving assets of £50m. Sarah Duckworth is particularly adept at dealing with cases involving family trusts and inherited wealth. Emma Willing recently joined the team from Mishcon de Reya LLP, while senior associate Gemma Kemp joined from Blandy & Blandy LLP  to bolster’s the department’s strength with her broad practice.