Raworths LLP
Rachel Tunnicliffe Rachel Tunnicliffe

Rachel TunnicliffeSenior Partner, Head of Private Client Services and Trusts, Wills and Estates

Rachel Tunnicliffe

Contact Details

DDI: 01423 724627
M: 07834 782651
E: rachel.tunnicliffe@raworths.co.uk


Rachel is highly regarded as a private client expert by clients and other professionals.  She has over 30 years’ experience of dealing with wills, trusts and wider succession issues for individuals, business owners and families.  She advises on structures to manage and pass on wealth and businesses in tax efficient and family-appropriate ways frequently using family charters, family investment companies and trusts.  She often acts for several generations of the same family, providing a “virtual private office” service.

She has excellent working relationships with accountants, investment brokers, financial advisers and other lawyers and ensures excellent team working to meet clients’ needs.

Rachel acts as a trustee for many private trusts and a small number of charities, and also advises professional and lay trustees on their duties.

The current edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide, a key publication for the international private wealth market, ranks the Trusts, Wills and Estates team (led by Rachel) in Band 1 for private wealth law (York, Hull and surrounds) and National Leaders (outside London) categories.  The team is also ranked by Legal 500 UK.

The team was also shortlisted at Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2022 in the “Out-of-London Practice of the Year” category.

Other professional experience

Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Ranked (Band 1) by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023 for Private Wealth Law
Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK 2024


Joined Raworths: 2014
Education: Durham High School, St Anne’s College, Oxford and College of Law, York.
Previous roles: Trained in London at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff (Now Forsters); Partner at Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard); Partner at Gordons LLP
Born: Durham
Qualified as a Solicitor: 1993

Tunnicliffe, Rachel The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

a leader in her field

Legal 500 UK 2024

“Tunnicliffe is without question as good as it gets.”

“Rachel is very client-focused and has an amazing rapport with her clients. She is able to showcase the depth of her experience, not just from a technical perspective but also how it enables her to empathise with them regardless of the situation they are in.” 

Chambers HNW Guide 2023 (Private Wealth Law)

“Described as ‘the best in Yorkshire’, Rachel Tunnicliffe leads the team at Raworths.”

“The team have vast levels of both knowledge and practical experience.”

“The team, headed by Rachel Tunnicliffe, has wide ranging skills…The whole team are a very caring team from which clients benefit enormously.”

Legal 500 2022 (Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate – Yorkshire)