Rachael Stephenson

Rachael is a Partner in the Private Client team at Cumbria-based law firm, Muckle LLP. Having practiced in Cumbria since 2007, her specialisms include dealing with the succession planning needs associated with complex family arrangements. Her particular areas of expertise include advising on charitable and private trusts and personal planning for business owners.

As a Trustee of several Cumbrian charities, including Cumbria Community Foundation and Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw, Rachael promotes philanthropy in all its forms. She is experienced in helping people to realise their goals; giving as much as they can, in a tax-efficient way, whilst making the greatest impact to those in need.

Rachael has always enjoyed academia. As well as being a qualified lawyer, Rachael has three further degrees in Legal Research and Advances Professional Studies; European Law and Business Strategy; and Administration and Management Studies. Over time, Rachael has become a practised public speaker and regularly lectures on her specialist subjects.

Born and bred in the Eden Valley, Rachael was educated at Casterton School, Kirkby Lonsdale. She now lives near Carlisle with her partner and two young daughters. As a family, they spend their free time exploring; up in the hills, out on the lakes or playing on a beach.