Rachael practises in all areas of family law, including public and private disputes under the Children Act 1989, family finance, cohabitation disputes and applications for injunctive relief under the Family Law Act 1996.

Rachael has experience in cases with a foreign dimension including cases involving substantial assets located outside the jurisdiction, applications for financial relief following a foreign divorce and international child abduction.

Rachael practises at all levels of the Family Court and has a developing High Court practice. She has recently acted as junior counsel in a complex family trust dispute involving allegations of sham.

In relation to Children Act matters Rachael has substantial experience of cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence including conducting fact finding hearings.

Before coming to the Bar, Rachael worked as a qualified English teacher as part of the Teach First graduate programme. Whilst studying for the BPTC, Rachael taught part-time in London secondary schools and volunteered as a caseworker for the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

 

Prizes and Scholarships
Ann Goddard Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2014)
Prince of Wales Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2013)
Norah Dias Prize (Magdalene College, 2011)
Magdalene College Scholar (2010, 2011)
Dias Cup (Magdalene College, mooting) (2009)