Raworths LLP
Rachel Tunnicliffe Rachel Tunnicliffe

Rachel TunnicliffeHead of Trusts, Wills and Estates

Rachel Tunnicliffe

Contact Details

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


Born: Durham
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.
Joined Raworths: February 2014
Solicitor: Qualified in 1993

Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Governor of Harrogate Ladies’ College


Rachel has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with wills, trusts and wider succession issues for individuals and families.  She advises on structures to pass on wealth and businesses in tax efficient and family-appropriate ways.

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.

Matters Rachel has dealt with include:

  • Variation of Trust Act Applications in the High Court.
  • The negotiation and creation of family charters or constitutions, which can govern how family assets are managed across the generations.
  • Advising on succession planning for business owners wanting to achieve fairness between children who work in the business and children who do not.
  • Working with family investment companies, trusts and LLPs to manage complex assets.

“highly regarded by her clients as a trusted adviser”

“exceptional private client lawyer with incredibly strong relationship skills.”

“definitely someone to be trusted with challenging trust and estate planning for high net worth families.”

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 (Private Wealth Law – York, Hull and surrounds)