Meet The Team
Rachael heads up our Family Law department and qualified as a solicitor in 1995. She is also an experienced family mediator and her sensitive, approachable manner is a key feature of the service she provides. She will always adopt a conciliatory approach to settling matters for her clients whenever possible, but is adept at recognising when it is necessary to initiate court proceedings in order to progress matters for clients to achieve the best outcome.
Rachael is an experienced advocate, which she has found to be a great benefit to clients, as it provides continuity and reassurance during court proceedings. She deals with and is able to advise on the full range of family law issues, ranging from all kinds of financial settlements, including complex issues involving overseas assets or pensions, and is particularly knowledgeable on the law regarding arrangements for children and unmarried couples.
In order to help to those in difficult circumstances, Rachael volunteers her time for the East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS) and Citizens Advice.
She is also a member of Resolution, the organisation for family law practitioners committed to resolving matters in a non-adversarial manner. Rachael is a Resolution specialist accredited lawyer; a scheme which recognises members of Resolution who have demonstrated excellence in family practice and the areas in which they specialise
Her broad world view has been shaped by living in the Middle East and Hungary, prior to settling in Surrey, and sport and exercise play a big part in Rachael’s life, particularly hockey, yoga and pilates.
“I really do appreciate all your help, support and advice over the last 18 months. You’re always very calm and dignified.”