Rachel Watkins is a family law specialist with extensive experience in complex public and private law proceeding with expertise spanning a wide range of child related matters including those involving:

  • Non accidental injury
  • Sexual abuse / incest
  • Cultural conflict
  • Mental health
  • Vulnerable parties
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Modern day slavery
  • Chronic neglect
  • Child arrangement orders
  • Changing of a child’s name or school
  • Removal from the jurisdiction
  • Domestic abuse
  • Concurrent criminal proceedings

Rachel is regularly instructed by local authorities and on behalf of parents, children, protected parties, interveners and children requiring separate representation. Rachel also accepts instructions on a Public Access basis.

Key cases & testimonials

S-L (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1022 (Court of Appeal)

Y and E (Children) (Sexual Abuse Allegations) [2019] EWCA Civ 206 (Court of Appeal)

Leicester City Council and M and A  [2024] EWHC 923 (Fam) (High Court) Read more here.

A lovely and outstanding member to join your team, clients love her! Solicitor 2023
Professional experience has been very apparent. Public Access client 2023

Further information

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