Rachael Banks

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0151 243 6000

Year of call: 1993

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“Known for her experience in financial remedy and children matters.” Legal 500 2017

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.


  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Accredited for Direct Public Access instructions

Legal Directory Recommendations

“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


  • Family - Children

    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

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