Partner and Mediator

Priya Palanivel has vast experience in all aspects of family law but her specialist focus is in Divorce and Family finance matters, often with an International element.

As an accredited specialist Member of Resolution, Priya is committed to adopting a constructive approach to family cases. She is a qualified family mediator and is available to conduct sole mediations and co-mediations at all of our offices, as well as in London.

Priya advises clients both nationally and internationally and has experience dealing with international assets and foreign jurisdictions. Priya’s clients have often been professionals as well as high profile musicians and those in the media. Priya is known for her direct and practical, and at times robust approach but with a resounding sensitivity and calmness.

Priya’s practice includes cohabitation disputes as well as drafting nuptial agreements. Priya also acts for parties in Children Act applications including international family law matters such as leave to remove applications and wardship proceedings.

Priya has over 10 years’ experience of practising family law exclusively. Having been Head of the Family Department at a high street firm in South West London and Surrey she consolidated her practice at Goodman Ray Solicitors in Central London from 2011, joining Rayden Solicitors in August 2015.

As well as being an Accredited specialist member of Resolution, Priya also sits on the Resolution Standards Committee and has assisted in drafting Resolution’s Good Practice Guides and is an Assessor for the Complex Finance II module of Resolution’s Accreditation scheme. Priya is also a member of CALA, the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

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Priya is supported by Michelle Arnold. Email Michelle.

Your and Marianna‘s advice has done more than secure a settlement for me, it has made me feel more human, made me realise that I have rights too and at all points I have felt treated with respect and empathy. I would happily recommend you on to anyone in my circumstances. You have helped restore my self-confidence.

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I just want to thank you and Yash for today’s mediation session. I would certainly recommend you and Yash for anyone that needs these types of services.

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I would like to thank everyone involved in my case. Priya and Jodie, the work you put in was extremely professional and the counsel and advice has been invaluable during some hard times.

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Many thanks to you and Beth for acting for me in this matter. It’s such a sad thing to have to go through but I’ve always been appreciative of how good the service has been, which has made it more humane and easier.

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I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for all your support over the last few months, it was invaluable in getting me through what was a very difficult situation to find myself in.

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Thanks so much for the mediation session. You moved us forward in two hours much more than we have managed in six months.

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I would like to say a huge thank you for your professional understanding on this very sensitive matter. For giving me your professional knowledge in this area and advising me correctly and promptly. For the first time I felt I had support in the legal system.

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‘Thank you’ seems too small to say – I really appreciate your time & kindness in helping me navigate my way through this – your words of wisdom & observations on my journey was validation that I needed to hear. It helped clear, settle my mind & refocus – I slept for the first time in months. I am forever grateful for finding you both – helping me to get out of this marriage to be able to heal, be me again & move on…

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