Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Rachel McGrath

Rachel is originally from Hastings but has lived locally since 1990. She studied law and completed her post graduate training at the University of Wolverhampton before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004.

Rachel worked for several firms over the years before taking the decision to set up RJS Family Law in 2018. RJS Family Law has grown beyond expectations in just 3 years.

Eleanor Tolley a secretary joined RJS in 2019. Ele was Rachel’s secretary when she first qualified in 2004 and whilst they both took time out to have a family they have remained close friends since then. Rachel could not think of anyone else she would rather have by her side.

Danielle joined the firm in January 2021 and has settled in and already feels like part of the team, she has impressive educational background and is doing very well in supporting Rachel.

On a personal level Rachel has 3 children and has had her share of relationship difficulties so understands how difficult and emotional the process can be.

In her spare time Rachel is the chair for Broseley Joggers, she has entered 5ks, 10ks and half marathons, her favourite being Liverpool Rock n Roll.

Rachel has also started doing triathlons, she entered Ludlow triathlon on a last-minute whim but loved it and has signed up for 4 more this year.

Rachel is a family accredited solicitor with the Law Society and is a member of Resolution.

Rachel is also a qualified solicitor in Western Australia and has a special interest in international relocation cases.

Rachel’s testimonials speak for themselves; she is known to her clients for being sympathetic and supportive whilst fighting their conners and achieving the best possible outcome. She stands by your side throughout the process.

 

Danielle Gordon

Danielle is starting off on her journey in a legal career and aspires to become a solicitor in the future. Danielle joined RJS Family Law in January 2021 and works as an assistant to Rachel McGrath.

She graduated in 2019 from Keele University with a 2:1 in Law LLB and from the University of Birmingham in 2020 with a LLM in International Law and Globalisation with Merit. Throughout her studies, Danielle has enjoyed learning about Family Law, she achieved a First-Class Honours in her Undergraduate Dissertation on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on Domestic Abuse Victims. At Master’s Level, she studied Islamic Family Law and the human rights of children.

Alongside working at RJS Family Law, Danielle will be working towards her Legal Practice Course part time, which she hopes to complete in 2023. As part of the Legal Practice Course, Danielle hopes to complete an elective in Family Law so she can work in this area of practice in the future.

Outside of work, Danielle enjoys travelling. She has travelled extensively around Asia and is looking forward to post lockdown trips to Iceland and Japan that were put on hold in 2020. Danielle is also a keen supporter of Manchester United FC.

 

Eleanor Tolley

Ele is an experienced Legal Secretary who began studying for her Legal Secretary Qualification, Legal Text Processing, Business Administration and Word Processing courses in 2001 at Wolverhampton College. Ele was expecting at the time with her eldest daughter and was commended in the local newspaper for her hard work towards her course whilst caring for her daughter.

Ele began working for Rachel in 2004 at another firm, however in the subsequent years went onto different ventures. She came back to work with Rachel at RJS Family Law in January 2020. Whilst Family Law has always been Ele’s preferred branch of law, other ventures meant she has also gained experience in Employment Law, Conveyancing, Immigration Law and Personal Injury.

As the mother of 5 children and many years of experience in Family Law, Ele has plenty of knowledge and is very competent with Family Law matters. She can also empathise with clients on a personal level, due to personal experiences with children contact issues in her own family.

In her own time, Ele enjoys travelling worldwide with her children. She leads a very busy home life with 5 children and is a keen swimmer to enjoy some well-deserved time to herself!

Izzy

Introducing Izzy our resident pooch! Izzy likes to sit in the window and watch the world go by.