“Rachel Freeman is highly experienced in all areas of family law. I recommend clients to her because she identifies fundamental issues very quickly, has excellent judgment and a proactive and constructive approach to problem solving. She has exceptional client care skills. She clearly explains options and possible outcomes to clients at every stage so they fully understand and have control over the steps being taken and decisions being made on their behalf. Rachel is very approachable with natural empathy which helps clients manage a painful process. She is trusted by her clients and respected by those she works with, and against, for her specialist knowledge, good sense and practicality.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

“Rachel is driven, strong, and measured.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

"extremely conscientious with impeccable judgement"

Legal 500 UK 2019


Legal 500 UK 2017

"Going through a divorce process is difficult, emotional and stressful amongst many other adjectives. What Rachel Freeman managed to do from the day we met until the day the process came to a close was make me feel like I wasn't alone at any time and had the support and understanding of the difficult situation I was in. Her knowledge, integrity and kindness made all the difference. Whilst sometimes it's hard to hear the cold hard facts, Rachel never avoided them but understood my position. I can't thank her enough for helping me through the past couple of years."

A client, quoted in Citywealth Leaders list 2017


Rachel is a partner in Kingsley Napley’s family and divorce team. She specialises in dealing with financial settlements and the arrangements for children arising upon the breakdown of a relationship.

Rachel’s areas of practice include all aspects of private family work, with particular expertise in complex financial proceedings, often with international aspects and for high net worth individuals, and arrangements for children. 

Rachel is a Resolution Accredited Specialist, specialising in advanced financial provision and private children law, and is a member of Resolution's Drafting Committee.She is also a collaboratively trained lawyer.

Rachel is recognised in the Legal 500 and the Citywealth Leaders and Powerwomen Leaders lists.

Professional societies/ memberships and Awards

  • Listed in the 'Recommended' tier in the Spear's 2021 Family Law Index
  • Resolution
  • Collaborative trained lawyer 
  • Franco-British Lawyers Society





Rachel is a member of the Resolution Association. She has knowledge of French, both written and spoken. 


Related Services

Anglo French Services

As part of our international services we offer support to Anglo French nationals and families living in the UK and British expats living in France.

Anglo French Specialist Family Law Service

We provide specialist bilingual family expertise to separating couples and Anglo-French families with disputes relating to finance, children or both.

Anglo French Divorce and Separation

There are important differences in the financial outcomes between English and French law (or the laws of other Francophone countries) in situations of separation or divorce. Clients often have a choice of where to bring proceedings, so seeking early advice is often of vital importance to the outcome.

Anglo French Prenuptial Agreements

It is important to take advice on the value of a French marriage contract here in England, as the law in England and Wales works very differently to French family law and also on how an English prenuptial agreement might apply abroad. These questions affect international couples.

Anglo French Disputes Involving Children

In cases where there are English elements to the situation, we advise clients on a successful strategy for negotiation or before the English court. In situations where the children are French resident, we can refer you to a leading French family lawyer so that any French proceedings can be handled effectively for you.

Anglo French FAQ

We have set out frequently asked questions relating to the significant differences in the outcomes between family proceedings in England and France in respect of finance and children.


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Service Spécialisé En Droit De La Famille Anglo-Français

Nous assurons des prestations juridiques bilingues spécialement destinées aux couples en instance de séparation et aux personnes ayant des relations familiales franco-britanniques.

Contrats Prénuptiaux Franco-Britanniques

Le droit d'Angleterre et du pays de Galles ayant des mécanismes très différents du droit de la famille français, il est important d'obtenir des conseils sur la valeur que revêt un contrat de mariage français en Angleterre.

Divorce Et Séparations Des Couples Franco-Britanniques

Les conséquences financières sont très différentes entre le droit français (ou d'autres pays francophones) et le droit anglais en cas de séparation ou de divorce. Il revient souvent aux clients de choisir la juridiction pour leur affaire, et c'est pourquoi, en fonction du résultat recherché, il est crucial de solliciter des conseils juridiques aussi tôt que possible.

Litiges Franco-Britanniques Impliquant Des Enfants

En cas de contentieux relatif aux enfants suite à une rupture, et que les parents soient mariés ou non, le pays de résidence de l'enfant au moment où l'affaire commence est dans la majorité des cas le lieu où l'affaire sera réglée.

Questions Fréquentes

Les questions ci-dessous exposent certaines des différences les plus importantes entre l'Angleterre et la France pour les affaires de droit de la famille relatives aux finances et aux enfants.

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