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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Solicitor – admitted 1997

“Rachel Cook is very sensible and grounded”. 

Recommended lawyer – Legal 500, 2015. 

Rachel Cook
RT @researchIP: The Case Law and Legal Summaries this month include five cases considering, contact orders, appropriate placement, and fami…
15 Feb 19
RT @researchIP: The latest @researchIP blog sees @OJPreston consider the difficulties faced by those in prison who have been in care, and t…
12 Feb 19
RT @researchIP: The latest Case Law and Legal Summaries consider an application for a contact order, suitable placement for adopted childre…
11 Feb 19


Rachel is a Consultant Solicitor in the Family Team.

She joined Michelmores as a Consultant in 2013, having previously been a practising Family Law Solicitor for over 15 years.

Rachel specialises in children’s law and in particular adoption. She is an independent Adoption Panel Chair for Adopt South West.

In addition, Rachel is an independent Chair of the Health & Care Professions Tribunal Service; an independent member of the Parole Board for England & Wales; an Associate for Research in Practice and a Visiting Tutor for the University of Law.

Rachel enjoys a sporting challenge and is looking forward to an adventurous family cycling holiday to Thailand in August 2019!

Recent Experience

  • Teaching post graduate Family Law at the University of Law: March to June 2019
  • In 2018, Ofsted rated Somerset County Council’s adoption service as ‘good’. Ofsted specifically referred to the ‘committed and effective adoption panel (that) provides strong, independent scrutiny of adoption practice’.
  • In December 2017, Rachel was accredited as an independent panel member of the Parole Board of England & Wales 

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