Gayle Rowley began her training to be a Solicitor at a highly regarded local Leicester firm in 1995 and qualified as a Solicitor into the profession in 1997.
She immediately specialised in family law and consequently brings over 19 years family law experience to the team. Gayle knew from early on that she wished to study law. She obtained a First Class law degree from the University of Sheffield, winning the Herbert Smith prize in her final year and went on to obtain a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course. In 2004 Gayle was one of only a handful of family solicitors in Leicester at that time to obtain accreditation with Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), gaining recognition as a specialist in matrimonial finance and private children law.
Gayle Rowley joined Glynis Wright & Co in 2014. After working for most of her career in two large regional commercial law firms, Gayle relished the opportunity to work for a niche family practice and to develop her skills further. To this end, she qualified as a family law mediator in 2018. Gayle has wide and varied experience in family law, and advises on all legal aspects of relationship breakdown including separation and/or divorce, advice as to arrangements for and issues arising in relation to the children, and also the financial aspects of the relationship breakdown. The financial arrangements are often difficult to untangle and Gayle is able to assist in this process, advising on appropriate financial settlements involving issues such as the family home, division of the assets, child and spousal maintenance and pensions.
Increasingly advice is sought, not just on relationship breakdown, but also at the commencement of a relationship. Gayle can advise on steps that can be taken in order to minimise the possibility of disputes in the event of relationship breakdown and steps that can be taken in order to try and protect wealth or financial contributions, for example, by the use of Cohabitation or Pre or Post-Nuptial Agreements.
Gayle adopts Resolution’s Code of Practice into her own practice, encouraging the resolution of issues in a non-confrontational and constructive way, and encouraging agreements wherever possible, through the use of mediation or otherwise. If agreement is not possible, Gayle is able to guide her clients through the complexities of court proceedings.
Recent testimonial for Gayle Rowley
“I would like to thank family solicitor Gayle Rowley for guiding me through an inevitably challenging process in such a professional and sympathetic manner. From our very first meeting, Gayle grasped what was important to me and helped me focus on reaching my desired outcome. Gayle provided great clarity, to what can at times be a grey area, and always responded promptly to my phone calls & e-mails which allowed me to move swiftly forwards. I would also like to thank Gayle for her understanding at a personal level which provided great support at an otherwise stressful time.”