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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Consultant
Solicitor – admitted 1997

“Rachel Cook is very sensible and grounded”. 

Recommended lawyer – Legal 500, 2015. 

Rachel Cook
@cook_rachel
Looking forward to seeing you there! twitter.com/CPresleyNPS/st…
17 Apr 19
RT @AdoptSouthWest: Don't forget, we have our #Easter #egg hunt tomorrow (Wed 17 April) from 2.00pm - 4.00pm in #Somerset – with Veronica…
16 Apr 19
New projects to strengthen families and keep children out of care gov.uk/government/new…
15 Apr 19

About

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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