Priya Palanivel

Partner and Mediator

priyaPriya 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. As such, she recently qualified as a family mediator and is available to conduct sole mediations and co-mediations at all three of our offices, as well as in London.

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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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.

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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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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Jacqui & Lauren / Personal Assistants


Priya is supported by Jacqui & Lauren.

Jacqui works Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9.00am – 5.30pm
Lauren works Mondays & Wednesdays 9.00am – 5.30pm

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