Clerking team

Gail Whelan

Family Clerk

David Harrald

Family Clerk

Elisa Clement

Family Clerk

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Legal 500, 2024

Rachael read Law at Manchester University and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1993.

Rachael regularly undertakes in-house and external seminars on children 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.

    Children (Public and Private law)

    Rachael 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.


    S-L (Children: Adjournment)

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

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


    • Family Law Bar Association


    • Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training