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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 @jones_martinw: I'm running @BrightonMarathn fundraising for @TheBHF in memory of my father. Only 600 miles of training to go which sho…
10 May 21
RT @researchIP: This month our children's legal summary includes concerns about child obesity, a fathers request for contact, and unsuccess…
10 May 21
Passing of a jointly held property on the death of a partner…
29 Apr 21


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. Rachel is also an Associate for Research in Practice and a Visiting Tutor for the University of Law (family law).

In addition, Rachel is an independent Chair for; the Health & Care Professions Tribunal Service,  the Parole Board for England & Wales and Social Work England.  

Recent Experience

  • In December 2019 with Research in Practice co-produced – ‘Born into Care
  • 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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