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Rebecca Patience

Senior Associate Solicitor

Divorce and Family Law

Professional Background:

Beccy qualified as a specialist family solicitor in 2017.  She operates from our Lancaster Office, offering family law services in North Lancashire.  Beccy concentrates on helping families solve problems encountered following the breakdown of a relationship, assisting her clients  in navigating the intricacies of the legal system at a very difficult time.  This includes advising clients in regards the issue of divorce proceedings, matrimonial finances and making arrangements for children following separation.   Beccy is a member of Resolution, which is a professional body for family lawyers that advocates resolving matters in a constructive, compassionate and conciliatory way.

Beccy has extensive experience in dealing with high net worth divorce proceedings and has a good working relationship with other professionals such as pension actuaries and property valuers, to ensure that her clients achieve the best possible outcome in respect of their financial position following separation.  Beccy  approaches her cases in a pragmatic fashion and aims to resolve matters by way of negotiation, without the need for Court proceedings to be issued.  This offers her clients a cost effective solution.  Beccy is a competent advocate and represents her clients at Court when Financial Remedy Proceedings become necessary.  Beccy is also able to offer clients advice in respect of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as well as co-habitation agreements.

Beccy has a particular passion when acting in complex Children Law matters.  She regularly acts on behalf of parents who seek to have a full and meaningful relationship with their child/ren.  Beccy feels that re-establishing a positive relationship between a child and parent is one of the most rewarding parts of her job.  Beccy also has experience in dealing with international relocation cases and parental issues encountered following IVF treatment.

Beccy is the Corporate and Social Responsibility lead at Harrison Drury, facilitating a co-ordinated approach to the firms involvement with charitable causes and looking at ways the company can support local communicates and reduce the firm’s impact on the environment. Beccy has also been involved in a number of different pro-bono schemes.

Personal Interests:

In her spare time Beccy enjoys volunteering in the local community.  Beccy has worked with LUV Preston, assisting them in their work with the local homeless community.  Beccy has also recently assisted in the organisation of charity events to raise funds and awareness for charities such as Endometriosis UK, Bolton Hospice and she has also been involved in a number of volunteering projects abroad spending time in both Romania and Zambia working in orphanages and assisting with food distribution programmes.  Beccy also enjoys foreign travel and socialising with her friends and family.


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