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Rebecca Carlyon, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Rebecca is a partner in the London family law team and advises clients on all issues arising from divorce and relationship breakdown, both financial and children related. She is particularly experienced in drafting pre-nuptial agreements, both domestic and international, and in resolving issues between unmarried couples.

She is a member of Resolution, the leading membership organisation for specialist family lawyers in England and Wales, and is also a trained collaborative lawyer.

Listed as a leading individual in the 2019 edition of Legal 500, Rebecca is one of the few family lawyers to have been recognised in The Lawyer's prestigious “Hot 100” alumni. For the fourth year in a row, Rebecca is listed in the Citywealth 2019 Leaders List where a peer writes: ‘Rebecca has a stellar career behind her already, and an exceptionally bright future. She is bright, sharp and her clients rightly love her. She is the complete package.’

Recent work highlights

  • Acting in the reported case of AI and MT, the groundbreaking case where the High Court agreed to refer the children, divorce and financial issues between a couple to religious arbitration.
  • Advising the successful defendant in F v Y (Abduction: Acquiescence) involving an alleged wrongful removal of a child to Russia.
  • Acting in Re: B (Children), one of the first reported Court of Appeal cases to focus on the English court’s jurisdiction under Article 3 of the European Maintenance Regulation.

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