“Rachel Cook is very sensible and grounded”.
Recommended lawyer – Legal 500, 2015.
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 two Local Authority Adoption Agencies.
In addition, Rachel is an independent Chair of the Health & Care Professions Tribunal Service; an independent member of the Parole Board for England & Wales and an associate for Research in Practice.
Rachel enjoys a sporting challenge – and is looking forward to a group paddle boarding holiday in September 2018 to Croatia!
- Helping to implement and shape the new Regional Adoption Agency; Adopt Southwest.
- In January 2018, Ofsted rated Somerset County Council’s adoption service as ‘good’. The Ofsted report specifically stated: the ‘committed and effective adoption panel provides strong, independent scrutiny of adoption practice’.
- In December 2017, Rachel achieved her accredited status as an independent panel member of the Parole Board of England & Wales