Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1993

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“Experienced in a wide range of children and financial remedy matters.” Legal 500 2016

“Practises in both children and financial matters, and also undertakes Court of Protection work.” Legal 500 2015

Rachael read Law at Manchester University and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1993. She practises in all areas of family law.

Rachael regularly undertakes in-house and external seminars on all aspects of family law. She has provided many seminars and/or training for the Law Society and for medico-legal conferences.

Rachael also undertakes Court of Protection work.


  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Accredited for Direct Public Access instructions


  • Family - Finance

    Rachael has a very broad experience of financial remedy cases, be they as a result of divorce and/or separation of unmarried couples. She has a practical approach to complex and high value financial remedy cases. Rachael is also able to undertake instructions on a direct access basis and is a trained collaborative lawyer.

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  • Family - Children

    Rachael’s practise covers all aspects of family law. She undertakes all types of public and private law cases and has extensive experience acting for parents, local authorities, guardians and the Official Solicitor. She is frequently instructed in complex, multi-party cases involving allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Rachael has developed a particular expertise in external and internal relocation cases.


    In the matter of L and B (Children) [2013] UKSC 8

    Re T (A child) [2014] EWCA Civ 99

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