Having qualified as a solicitor in 1989, Rachel developed an expertise in the law relating to children, within local authorities from 1996 until 2018, giving her an in-depth understanding of children matters which she brings to bear for her clients.
Rachel gained Higher Rights of Audience in 2017 and continued to work as a solicitor advocate until July 2018 when she was called to the Bar. Rachel joined Linenhall Chambers in 2018 as a member of the Family Team.
Since 2018 Rachel has developed her practice (both public and private) and has appeared in the High Court and County Court.
Rachel specialises in matters relating to children, with over 20 years’ experience in both public and private law proceedings in England and Wales.
A former member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and former Legal Advisor to a Local Authority Adoption Panel, she has extensive experience of the Family Courts, covering all aspects of private law, care and adoption proceedings, including cases involving complex contested issues of fact.
Rachel acts for local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians in public law applications for care and placement orders; and for parents and Children’s Guardians appointed under Rule 16.4 at all stages of private law proceedings. She has acted for parties both alleging and disputing serious allegations of abuse.
Rachel represents applicants and respondents in relation to applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Non-molestation orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Enforcement Orders.
University of Bristol LLB (Hons)
College of Law Chester
Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice
The BPP University Law School
Member of the Northern Circuit
Member of the Wales and Chester Circuit
Member of Gray’s Inn