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Penningtons Manches LLP

31 CHERTSEY STREET, GUILDFORD, SURREY, GU1 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 791800
Fax:
Fax 01483 424177
DX:
2405 GUILDFORD
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Rachel Donald

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1483 411476
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Rachel specialises in divorce and related financial matters and children cases. She also has particular expertise dealing with high value financial cases involving company assets, trust assets and farming businesses. Rachel regularly assists clients with wealth planning by advising couples entering into pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. She has advised international clients regarding the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement where assets were held in multiple jurisdictions, and where there are complex trust structures that require protection. Rachel has represented domestic and international professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners and their spouses. 

Alongside helping clients resolve complex financial issues arising from divorce, Rachel also helps parents to resolve arrangements for children and with other related issues including applications for permission to move out of the country with their children. She has considerable expertise in dealing with complex children cases involving allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and also parental alienation, often when the children in the case require their own representation by way of a guardian.

Career

Trained Jackson Law Firm, Stockton-On-Tees; qualified 2008; associate director Penningtons Manches 2017

Member

Resolution; Associate of Women Solicitors; Chair of Young Resolution North East (2007-12); Press Officer for Tees Valley Law Society (2007-12).

Education

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2005 - Law LLB 2:1); College of Law, York (2006 - LPC)


South East: Private client

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Next generation lawyers

Rachel Donald - Penningtons Manches LLP

Within: Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Penningtons Manches LLP fields a team that is ‘very able and in turn very strong’. It routinely attracts cases involving multi-million pounds of corporate and other assets, trusts and pensions, including those located in overseas jurisdictions as well as nuptial agreements and child location disputes. Veronica Gilmour, who leads the team ‘has a superb reputation' and 'a combination of intellect, soft skills and gravitas’. She frequently assists international families where high-stakes assets are located in various jurisdictions and often where divorce proceedings had taken place in other countries. Rachel Donald, who is considered ‘without doubt a star of the future’, handles complex financial remedy matters, wealth protection and child arrangement disputes. Senior associate Laura Hughes and associate Lee Henderson are highly recommended for their excellent client handling skills.

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