Rachel Gwynne > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Stratford upon Avon, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
CV37 6YX

Work Department

Social Housing




Rachel provides strategic advice and support to housing associations, charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

As head of our social housing team, Rachel has a particular focus on all areas of corporate and governance work. She leads large and complex corporate and governance projects including corporate and restructuring, collaborative working arrangements, stock transfers and charitable conversions and has an enviable reputation for advising on governance issues, regulatory matters and charity law requirements.

“Finding pragmatic solutions to complex legal problems really motivates me and I enjoy working in partnership with my clients to achieve their strategic goals and growth aspirations.”

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Social housing

(Next Generation Partners)

Rachel GwynneShakespeare Martineau LLP

Working collaboratively across multiple sites throughout the region, Shakespeare Martineau LLP handles a wide range of projects and housing management matters for a number of registered providers, housing associations, and developers. The team is headed up by Rachel Gwynne , who is noted for her expertise in social housing regulation and governance. Louise Drew runs the building communities desk, where she focuses on sales and asset management issues – most notably for clients in the care and later living sectors. Emma Gamble helms the social housing sales team, where she is responsible for the ongoing delivery of volume transactions within the space. Paula Evans is recommended for her capabilities in major site acquisitions. All named lawyers are based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

West Midlands > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Andrew Wilkinson  heads the department at Shakespeare Martineau LLP which has considerable experience in the social housing and education sectors. Core areas of focus include advising on complex corporate transactions, various governance, regulatory and constitutional matters as well issues regarding legacies. Lesley Davis  is well-regarded for her work in setting up and managing charitable trusts, foundations and CIOs while Smita Jamdar  regularly assists leading universities on a wide array of governance, student facing and constitutional matters. Michael Hibbs  advises on various HR and employment law matters. Rachel Gwynne  is also recommended whereas Catherine Rustomji recently joined the team from Browne Jacobson LLP.

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Fielding ‘experienced, pragmatic, and hands-on partners’  who are well-versed in the full scope of corporate and commercial matters, Shakespeare Martineau LLP is geared to handle a range of both transactional and non-transactional instructions. Department head Andrew Smith goes above and beyond‘ on corporate deals and financings, working with higher education institutes, manufacturers, and engineers. Rachel Gwynne specialises in corporate, governance, regulatory, and contractual advice for charities and other non-profits. All named lawyers are based in Stratford-upon-Avon.