Rachel has specialised in the area of family law since qualifying in 2001. She deals predominantly with children cases and is a member of the Law Society Children Panel which recognises solicitors with particular expertise in this complex field. Rachel acts for parents, grandparents, and children’s guardians and usually undertaking her own advocacy. Such cases are often complex and involve difficult issues of harm to children, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse and physical injuries.
Rachel deals with cases against the Local Authority social services department including applications for care orders and adoptions. She has represented clients with learning difficulties and those who are victims of domestic abuse. She always strives to get the best outcome possible for her clients.Rachel also acts in private law cases, representing parents seeking contact with their children or seeking orders that their child should live with them.
Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School, Neath; Neath College; University of Reading (LLB Hons); University of Bristol (Diploma in Legal Practice)
Trained at Avery Naylor Solicitors Swansea; joined Hutchinson Thomas 2011; partner 2015
Outside the law, Rachel is devoted to enjoying family time with her children and keeping fit.