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Rachel Brand

Rachel Brand
Rachel Brand
Associate (Family Lawyer)
Phone: 44 (0)1223 222 542
Email: rachel.brand@mills-reeve.com
Office: Cambridge

 

What can you do for me?

Talking to a solicitor about a relationship breakdown may be the first time that you have spoken to anyone about your circumstances and I appreciate how difficult it can be. You are likely to have lots of questions about what to do next and might be concerned about arrangements for your children and how your finances will be divided.

I can provide clear and practical advice on all issues relating to a relationship breakdown including divorce, finances on divorce and arrangements for children. I deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis. Whatever concerns you have I can help you to take the next steps and eventually to reach a positive outcome.

What makes you different from other divorce lawyers?

I will listen carefully to your concerns and objectives and will ensure that these always stay at the forefront of my mind when advising you. 

I am calm and reassuring whilst providing you with practical and realistic advice. My approach is to work with you to consider the most cost-effective and constructive solution that suits your needs.

I am flexible in my approach and can offer advice if you are trying to reach an agreement with your partner directly, if you need a solicitor to step in and take matters forward for you, if you want advice during mediation or if you wish to have advice from a solicitor on a consultancy basis only.

What do others say?

“Exemplary team with a broad range of expertise within financial divorce cases, including contentious trust, pensions and business issues. Outstanding ability across complicated litigation as well as a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods”. (Chambers UK 2017).

“Mills & Reeve LLP is “at the top of its game””. (Legal 500 2016)

“Stellar team which frequently deals with some of the largest and most substantial cases in the market. Well versed in both litigation and ADR” and “They are first-rate, there is no question about that”. (Chambers UK 2016).

“My client received great service and Mills & Reeve LLP will continue to be the first firm I think of for any international family law matters. I will enthusiastically recommend your firm to all of my family law colleagues”. (Ellen Stross, US Attorney).

“Mills & Reeve LLP is "first rate, focused and decisive, and its client care is second to none" with an "efficient, bright" team”. (Legal 500 2015)

“An excellent group noted for its work on high net worth financial proceedings, as well as divorce planning and private law children work. Particularly distinguished for its expertise in private trust and tax, agricultural and landed estate issues affecting complex divorce cases.” (Chambers UK 2015)

“Rachel has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable and calming”

"Thank you I really appreciate your help and support in trying to set out a practical and timely approach”.

What else should I know?

As of November 2013 I am one of two Family lawyers responsible for the training programme for the Cambridge & West Suffolk Resolution Committee having spent the previous year in the role of Membership Development Officer.

I am committed to Resolution’s non-confrontational approach to divorces. I have also been appointed to the Resolution national committee providing Skills & Support to Family lawyers.

I am also Chair of the Cambridge Free Legal Advice Group. This is an organisation set up by Mills & Reeve which offers free legal advice, through the Citizens Advice Bureau, to those who need it in the Cambridgeshire area. I am an adviser myself but I also run the group and was a coordinator during my time as a trainee solicitor at the firm.