Rachel Gwynne > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Stratford upon Avon, England > Lawyer Profile
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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(Next Generation Partners)
Based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises on a range of social housing matters, including acquisitions, housing management and construction, and the firm’s frequent appointment to housing group legal panels reflects the firm’s sector experience. The practice is led by Rachel Gwynne, who specialises in corporate governance for housing clients, and Louise Drew, who focuses on sales and asset management for registered providers. Emma Smith-Gamble, Joanna Lee-Mills and associates Paula Evans and Stewart Freeman are also key contacts in the team.
The group at Shakespeare Martineau LLP is headed nationally by Catherine Rustomji who is experienced in advising charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. Andrew Wilkinson, who is based between Leicester and Nottingham, acts for various charities on a range of complex legacy disputes. In Birmingham, Michael Hibbs is recommended for his employment law advice to charities. Rachel Gwynne is also well-regarded for her corporate support to charity clients such as advising on charitable registrations and conversions.
- Next Generation Partners West Midlands > Real estate > Social housing
- Charities and not-for-profit West Midlands > Private client
- Social housing West Midlands > Real estate
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Public sector > Education
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Employment > Employment
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI
- Employment > Immigration
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Real estate > Construction
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Private client > Family: Birmingham
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Social housing
- Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham
- Private client > Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant