Gillian Rigby

Role: Solicitor
Dept: Family & Divorce
Locations: Preston, Southport
Direct Dial: 01772 904389

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Summary

Gillian is a solicitor with our family team based in Preston and Southport.  She deals with all aspects of family law including divorce and finances, children matters, domestic abuse and adoptions

In the event of a marriage breakdown Gillian prepares divorce petitions and helps her clients to reach financial settlements whether through negotiation or court proceedings.  Where parties are not married she can prepare and advise on separation agreements.

Gillian advises on children matters including Child Arrangement Orders which set out where children shall live and the time they should spend with the other parent.  She also obtains non molestation and occupation orders for more vulnerable clients to ensure they are protected from any ongoing domestic abuse.

Gillian also advises couples on prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Specialisms

Gillian has a wide range of experience in family matters and has a particular interest in medium to high net worth financial cases.  She also deals with more complex children matters often where there has been significant and ongoing domestic abuse.

Background

Gillian joined Napthens in 2019.   Having qualified in 2009, Gillian has always lived and worked in the North West, having worked at a number of different firms from a typical high street practice through to large multi office national firms.

Memberships and Awards

Gillian is a member of Resolution.

More about Gillian Rigby

How do you like to relax out of work? 

I like to spend time with family and friends, I am an avid reader and enjoy watching films.  I also love travelling and visiting new places.

What's your favourite book? 

Whilst I have a large collection of crime fiction and my favourite author is Agatha Christie, my favourite book is actually Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests? 

Agatha Christie, Neil Armstrong and Clint Eastwood

If you had an alternative career what would be your fantasy job?

There are lots of different jobs I would like to try my hand at but I would love to be an author and spend my days writing books for a living.