Rachael James

Specialist in:

Rachael is regularly instructed to represent parents and rule 16.4 Guardians in complex private law proceedings and has expertise in contentious and intractable contact disputes.  Rachael’s recent cases have included private law adoption applications and she is regularly instructed where there is a need for a fact-finding hearing.

Rachael represents local authorities, parents and children in public law proceedings and is regularly instructed in complex cases, involving non-accidental injury, serious sexual, physical and emotional abuse, death of a child and adoption.  She is very experienced in representing parents with mental health and cognitive difficulties.  Recent cases have involved an international element, including where there is a need for assessment of relatives living outside the jurisdiction and placement of children abroad.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Middle Temple