Diana Rawstron

Consultant

Diana specialises in probate, trusts, wills, enduring powers of attorney and charities.  She advises on and manages clients’ personal affairs generally.

Education

  • High School for Girls in Barnsley (1956–1963)
  • University College London (1963–1966)
  • College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1969-1970).

Career

  • College of Estate Management (London) Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer in Law (1966–1969)
  • Goodman Derrick (Articled Clerk) (1970 – 1972)
  • Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe (Assistant Solicitor) (1972–1973)
  • Assisted Dr David Owen draft his private member’s Children Bill (1973)
  • British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, Inaugural Legal Group Secretary (1973–1982)
  • House of Commons Select Social Services Committee Specialist adviser (1983)
  • Goodman Derrick (Partner 1986 Consultant 2003) (1983 – present)
  • Contributor to Butterworth’s Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents Vol 42 (Wills)
  • The Bridge Child Care Development Service, board member (Chair 1989-1996) (1983–1996)
  • Richmond Social Services Adoption and Fostering Panel, independent member (Chair 1997-2003)
  • Richmond Adult Community College, Governor, (Chair 2001-2009) 1993-2009
  • Reproductive Health Alliance Europe, board member (Chair 2003-2006) (1998–2006) Engender Health, board member (1999–2005)

Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
  • Law Society Probate Section
  • Charity Law Association

Out of the Office

Diana enjoys bee-keeping, gardening, art, calligraphy and reading