Rachel is an Associate in the Family Team. She is qualified to practise law in England and Wales and in Scotland and has experience in dealing with all aspects of private family law work in these jurisdictions.
 

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Issues concerning the arrangements for children following relationship breakdown. A particular area of interest is child relocation cases. Rachel has acted for parents seeking to relocate and for parents defending such applications. She has experience advising on internal relocation cases within the United Kingdom and international relocation cases to countries including France, Spain and the USA. Rachel has also represented clients in applications under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.
  • Financial claims on divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, often involving complex jurisdictional issues and assets held abroad or in corporate or trust structures.
  • Wealth protection including advising on prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.
  • Financial claims for children brought by unmarried parents (often referred to as “Schedule 1 claims”).

Rachel studied Law at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 2013. She then went on to complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. She qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2017 and in England and Wales in 2019.

Before joining Kingsley Napley, Rachel worked at a niche family law firm in the City which specialised in representing high net worth individuals. Prior to this, she worked at a full-service law firm in Edinburgh.

Rachel’s dual qualification in both England and Scotland and her network of contacts north of the border make her a go-to lawyer for complex cases involving both jurisdictions.

Recent cases 

  • L v M [2019] EWHC (Fam)
  • Father v Mother [2020] EWHC 1930 (Fam)
  • Father v Mother [2020] EWHC 1920 (Fam)

 

Publications

‘Repudiatory retention: an analysis on the facts of L v M’ International Family Law Journal 2019.

 

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