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Rachel Gaffney


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"Thank you for all your help and support. You have been worth every penny!"

Rachel is an experienced litigator with a proven track record in the field of private client litigation.  She has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, but mainly deals with litigation in the High Court, County Court and Court of Protection. She provides advice and assistance to clients both in trying to resolve disputes by negotiation and/or mediation, and in preparing cases for trial where necessary.

Rachel is a member of ACTAPS and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trusts Disputes. Her principal area of practice is in the field of contentious estates.  Having been involved in many contentious probate disputes, she has a proven track record of successfully assisting clients to achieve cost effective and timely settlements in Inheritance Act claims, trusts disputes and will challenges.

Many of her cases involve financial abuse and undue influence, and disputes over lifetime transactions where someone is still alive but has lost capacity. Rachel has a particular specialism in contentious proceedings in the Court of Protection, including deputyship/attorney removal, financial recovery and as replacement deputy.  She can provide pragmatic advice to clients in sensitive family disputes.

Rachel is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Legal Services

Claims against Professionals

Recent Work

  • Advising on professional negligence disputes arising out of her key practice areas – she has recovered substantial sums in damages in many successful claims.

Litigation for Individuals

Recent Work

  • Recovering money from attorneys who have acted in breach of trust, removing attorneys/deputies who have abused their position, or challenging lifetime gifts that have been procured by undue influence.



To contact Rachel or for more information…

Call: 0115 935 1860
Mobile: 0782 462 1870
Or email: Send an email


  • STEP

“I just wanted to thank you and your team so very much for all of your hard work and support to date. The customer service that I have received from you and your team can only be described as outstanding. You always go the extra mile and it is a real pleasure to deal with you.”

“Thank you once again for all your help and kindness over the months and particularly today for the wonderful outcome, I appreciate greatly all your hard work.”

Rachel Gaffney is noted for her “wealth of experience.”

(The Legal 500, 2022)

Market sources comment that Rachel Gaffney “gets good work,””knows what she’s doing,” and is “excellent and very technical.” One interviewee highlights that “she is very technically proficient and deals with a lot of Court of Protection work.”

(Chambers & partners HNW, 2022)

“Director Rachel Gaffney is noted for her ‘excellent legal advice’.” The Legal 500, 2020 edition also noted that “Rachel Gaffney is prompt and efficient. She has an awareness of practical and commercial considerations.”

(The Legal 500, 2020)

“Director Rachel Gaffney ‘is a star in the making’.”

(The Legal 500, 2019)

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