Rachel studied law as a mature student at the University of Wales following a first career in film and television research and production. After taking Solicitor’s professional exams at the College of Law Guildford, Rachel gained diverse experience particularly in the charity voluntary sector and with a well-known PLC working in commercial property. In practice for over 20 years, Rachel has extensive experience in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown.
Working exclusively in family practice since 2005, Rachel is accustomed to dealing with the complex issues which arise on separation and working with clients facing the financial unknown while adjusting to life as a single parent and for some the pressure of ongoing abuse. Over the years, Rachel has represented clients from all works of life with cases ranging from urgent domestic abuse, child abduction to pre and post nuptial settlements, cohabitee dispute and high net worth financial matters and enforcements. Rachel has an interest in neurodiversity and special needs as well as the consequences that can arise on family breakdown.
Rachel is a collaborative lawyer and trained mediator. A Resolution member, she is committed to achieving results for clients which are child focused through negotiation to avoid costly Court proceedings when at all possible. Sadly, in some cases such an approach is not appropriate. Rachel is quick to identify such cases and will ensure that clients receive assertive legal advice.
Outside of work commitments Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and a large family. Her interests include cooking, swimming, intricate crocket, and classic films. Time permitting her ambition is to travel.