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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Solicitor – admitted 1997

“Rachel Cook is very sensible and grounded”. 

Recommended lawyer – Legal 500, 2015. 

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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; a Visiting Tutor for the University of Law and an independent Chair for Social Work England.

Rachel enjoys a sporting challenge and has recently completed an adventurous family cycling holiday in Thailand!

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’.
  • Read Rachel's latest co-produced Case Law review published in December 2019 - Born into Care.

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