Rachel is a Senior Solicitor in the Private Wealth team, based in the firm’s Northampton office.
Rachel advises clients on a wide range of Private Wealth matters including Wills, Inheritance Tax and Succession Planning, the administration of Estates and Powers of Attorney and Court of Protections matters.
Rachel read Law at the University of Essex. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and specialised in Private Wealth, working for a Northamptonshire firm before joining Hewitsons in 2017. She has extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of Estates, Wills, Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.
In 2010 Rachel qualified as a Notary Public and can notarise documents for use abroad and arrange for them to be legalised at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Rachel is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
The Inheritance and Succession team has been commended by The Times Best Law Firms 2021.
Date of Qualification
1st November, 2001
Gifts to charities – don’t let them fail
When You Can’t Sell Your Home Because Your Partner has Dementia
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) member urges people to check eligibility for LPA refund
First STEP towards Diploma for Hewitsons solicitors
The Dangers of DIY and last minute Lasting Powers of Attorney
10th Jan 2019
Latest testimonials"The quality for me was in Rachel Hawkins' understanding of my circumstances as a basis for her help and advice. Particularly useful was our discussion of disaster provision"
"Absolutely first class service. It's a great comfort to know my affairs will be taken care of."