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Company

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Divorces

Children

Cross-border litigation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Cohabitation

Client types

Entrepreneurs

Executives

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Rebecca Carlyon

Description

‘My aim is to help clients achieve their objectives in as amicable, child- centred and cost effective a way as possible,’ says Rebecca Carlyon. ‘This means avoiding court wherever we can and protecting confidentiality.’

Having seen more than her fair share of difficult cases in seven years at the firm, the trained collaborative lawyer remains upbeat about her ability to bring a positive solution to even the most emotionally-fraught of cases. ‘In many cases, clients come to us at a low point in their lives, and my aim is to help them achieve and look forward to a much brighter future where financial security is not something they need to worry about.’

Getting that right means taking time to listen to clients before doing anything else. ‘We are trusted with very personal and commercially sensitive information, so it is crucial to build up a strong solicitor/client relationship,’ she says.

With particular experience in drafting prenuptial agreements, she is used to working with international clients, and to seeking specialist advice in different jurisdictions. Though she is never confrontational, she is ‘extremely firm where necessary’ when protecting a client’s position.

Of the past 12 months in family law, she joins her peers and colleagues in welcoming a shift away from court-based proceedings to private solutions. ‘A private solution offers clients a bespoke timetable and complete confidentiality, for minimal additional cost,’ she says. ‘With the pandemic causing even more difficulties for courts, I can only see this shift continuing.’

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

125 Wood Street, London, EC2V7AW, United Kingdom

Email

rebecca.carlyon@penningtonslaw.com

Phone

0207 753 7722

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