Rachel Buckley: Solicitor and Business Development Director/Owner of The Family Law Company
Biggest professional achievement to date?
I joined TFLC in 2006 as a Solicitor specialising in divorce and finance. I quickly built up a strong reputation and following. In 2009 I was invited by the other Partners to join the Partnership; I was 30, which is very young to be made a Partner in a law firm.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment?
In 2010 we bid for a legal aid contract in Plymouth, having previously only provided legal services in Exeter. We won the contract and opened the new office in Plymouth three months later. Eight years later the office is still doing well.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
High grades on CVs are expected these days. What sets a candidate apart is the experiences they have had outside of the education system, so do as much work experience/ voluntary work as possible.
If you could make one change to the world?
That all children, the world over, have access to education and be given help to become the best that they can be.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Video From The Celebration
100 Most Influential Women 2018
Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed. The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.
Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.
Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter fell in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists have each been featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March and April so keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the #100WomenExeter, you are all amazing!