Rachael is experienced in cases with complex evidence, international elements both in private and public law. This includes cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse; death of children and serious injury cases. Serious domestic violence fact-finding; international abduction, forced marriage. She represents a wide range of clients including those of high net worth and the most vulnerable in society.
Rachael has the ability to grasp complex evidence and gets straight to the issues. She is a skilled communicator and wins the judge’s ear with her calm and reasoned approach.
Rachael is extremely approachable and is able to put clients at ease whilst dealing with the most sensitive of issues. She is a tenacious advocate and will fight hard knowing when and how to do so, whilst remaining equally capable of taking a resolution based approach, in the clients’ best interests.
NA v AH (Central Family Court 2015 Private Law): Autism – severely autistic child. International, Immigration, forced marriage and criminal issues – made for a complex case. Successfully fought for successful conclusion of child arrangement order avoiding local authority intervention.
LB K v A v B v C v Intervener v Child (2014) (Public Law): Instructed by a Local Authority on a direct access basis to represent a grandmother who wished to adopt the children and relocate them to Eastern Europe. Successful judgment on behalf of the maternal grandmother.
LB H v M v F v Intervener V child (2014) (Public Law) (Gee St Family Court): Successfully obtained an order facilitating the international adoption of the children to Australia.
B ( A Local Authority) v (1) RM, (2) MM and (3) AM  Hedley LLJ Family Division and Court of Protection reported at (2011) 1 FLR 1635
Care proceedings relating to a 16-year-old girl of Moroccan heritage with diagnosis of severe learning difficulties, autism, possibly Malignant Tourette’s Syndrome – at risk of self-injury due to a catalogue of factors. Needed specialist nursing, with at least 2:1 nursing care. LA wanted a CO leaving her in residential placement 250m away from home costing in XS of £300,000 pa. contact and DOL’s issues Proceedings transferred to COP jurisdiction thereby giving less control to the LA and more control beyond 18 years to the court (gatekeeper) and the parents.
Successfully represented the Mother standing up to a very aggressive fight by the LA.
“Ms Rowley-Fox is a very experienced and well respected Counsel in all areas of family law and specifically in respect of private and public children law proceedings. She has appeared before me on numerous occasions and on each I found her to be of the highest standard. She is of course based at an excellent set of family chambers who are highly regarded and she is seen in the same light.” – DJ Central Family Court
“From the cases in which she has appeared before me, she readily comes to mind as an exceptionally good, perceptive advocate, who very effectively puts her client’s case yet in the sensitive, balanced way that is so important in family cases.” – DJ Watford Family Court
“I can highly recommend Ms Rowley-Fox. I am an advocate myself so have worked with Ms Rowley-Fox both as instructing solicitor and advocate where we represent different parties. I have always been impressed by Ms Rowley-Fox’s calm and patient approach to her clients often in difficult circumstances.” – Leading Solicitor