Best of Breed
Why choose us?
Established in Pershore in 1995, but now with an extensive global network and reach built over 25 years’ experience, Penny Raby & Co are the divorce lawyers you turn to when it matters most.
PENNY RABY & CO. - FAMILY LAWYERS
• Niche Family law practice with global reach
• Specialising in financial disputes
• Law Society Excellence awards nominee
#TEAMPR&CO. ALL WORK FOR YOU!
You will not be fobbed off to a junior member of staff… as we don’t have any!
SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT
All cases are driven and managed by Penny, directing Mike, Sharon and Trisha to deal most efficiently and economically with the many twists and turns of each instruction.
#PR&Co. was (and remains) the FIRST LEXCEL-awarded niche family law practice back in 2004. Only some 15% of law firms achieve this standard – even 20 years on! WOW!
#TEAMPR&CO. PUNCH WELL ABOVE OUR WEIGHT
Being well-resourced compared to many sole practitioner practices, and in dealing successfully with cases against major national firms.
HIGHLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED
All our staff are highly trained and qualified AND long-time served with #PR&Co. Mike is a Chartered Management Accountant (1998), Sharon Thompson (2001) is a qualified Paralegal, and Trisha Ierston is a Chartered Certified Accountant (2012).
WE GET RESULTS
Despite dealing with many contentious and complex matters, #TEAMPR&Co. achieve a fair settlement leading to a consent order as to finances in the vast majority of cases, without the need for a Trial!
PENNY RABY - DIVORCE LAWYER TO ACHIEVE A FAIR DEAL - SHE WON'T LET GO!
Bold, courageous, calm and self-assured. All delivered with good humour!
OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Penny has been successfully representing clients for over 40 years. She has a huge amount of practical experience in helping her clients achieve the best possible settlement or order.
Marriage, Motherhood, Divorce
Married for nearly 30 years, mother and grandmother. Has also been divorced. She knows how you feel!
FOCUSES ON SOLUTIONS, NOT THE PROCESS.
Negotiates as soon as disclosure of finances and expert reports available. Therefore she achieves a fair settlement without the need for an expensive and traumatic trial in the vast majority of her cases.
Penny is a member of Resolution, the specialist group for family lawyers, and she will suggest and arrange mediation where appropriate. However, she is acutely aware of the emotional vulnerability of clients at the time of separation and divorce, and will not allow them to be pushed into unsuitable meetings or negotiations.
PENNY WILL NOT ALLOW HER CLIENTS TO BE BULLIED
She stands firm against unfair tactics and aggressive correspondence. Her clients can rely on her to be their shield and help them develop the resilience to persist with the case until a fair result.
Authorised Lay Minister and Dynamic Public Speaker
Penny is an Authorised Lay Minister of the Church of England, and has given a sermon at Worcester Cathedral as Chaplain to her sister Louise Hewett, the High Sheriff. She has appeared on television, radio and at many live meetings. She is experienced in presenting all sorts of arguments and submissions – and will do so on your behalf
MIKE GORDON - DIVORCE ACCOUNTANT TO ACHIEVE A FAIR DEAL - HE'LL DO THE MATHS!
Balanced, untiring and energetic, full of quality. Demonstrably affectionate!
First Contact for Clients & Providers
Mike’s Irish genes deliver creative energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of his work and play… and most particularly in being the first point of contact for prospective clients (and new service providers) to the practice.
Lifting Spirits with Tunes and Tales
More often than not Mike will offer (gratis) a well-known tune… film clip or literary reference… to lighten the mood or offer support and encouragement to clients when required. It reflects the story of Harmony House in his own family history.
Mike is a relentless business networker and connector bar-none… and brings that cosmopolitan view and experience to many of our client (and practice) issues.
CONSTANCY AMIDST A CHANGING WORLD
Mike’s school motto “Inter Mutanda Constantia” might well serve as #PR&Co. Mission statement.
HE DOES THE MATHS!
Finally and probably most importantly for prospective clients reading this profile! Mike’s meticulous and relentless approach to delivering the most comprehensive and accurate picture of the family finances in every case, sets him apart from his opposite numbers (pardon the pun!).
Did we mention his dress sense?? Truly UNIQUE. Please approach his Facebook page with caution!
Family Law Firm of the Year
This category considered the nominations and supporting statements of firms in Worcestershire, specifically focusing on their family law departments. Mfg Solicitors, Painters and Penny Raby & Co presented the judges with a conundrum trying to figure the winner in this category. Our worthy winner with a national and international reputation, due to expertise in expatriate divorce, their innovation, interdisciplinary working and multifaceted practice is … Penny Raby & Co.
Established in 1995 as the first niche or ‘boutique’ family law practice in Worcestershire, Penny and her forensic accountant husband Mike Gordon created a flarepath by way of being an innovative multi-disciplinary practice with multiple strands. They present a cluster of focussed services ranging from the conventional family law practice then a style of mediation via Divorce Deals through to their unique relationship repair and renewal service via Marriage Makeover.
Innovation Award (Website)
This category epitomises the future direction and illustrates the way in which law firms need to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing world, embracing the world of technology. An internet presence has become an essential marketing tool for business today.
Penny Raby & Co’s websites cleverly nest and interlink the three separate brand names: Divorce Finance, Divorce Deals and Marriage Makeover under the umbrella Harmony House.