Rachel Freeman

Partner

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in family law.  She practises in all areas of family law with particular expertise in complex financial cases and disputes in relation to children.  Many of her cases have an international aspect, often with links to France and French speaking countries.  

Rachel advises people from all walks of life.  She understands the pressures of family breakdown and the divorce process and takes the utmost care of her clients. She is known for her empathetic and compassionate approach, at the same time as providing clear and pragmatic advice.

Rachel is recognised in the Spear’s Family Law Index 2023, as a Citywealth Leader in Family and Matrimonial, and in the Chambers UK, Chambers High Net Worth, and Legal 500 directories. The Legal 500 has commented that she is “highly experienced in all areas of family law”, a “superstar”, and that “she has the unique ability to look at the heart of a case and grasp exactly what a client needs to resolve it.” It praises her “exceptional client care skills” and says that “she identifies fundamental issues very quickly, has excellent judgment and a proactive and constructive approach to problem solving.” Testimony in Chambers UK describes her as “very knowledgeable” and comments that “Rachel was absolutely brilliant; incredibly clever and considerate, thoughtful, and worked through every detail to ensure the best possible outcome, whilst always remaining honest and practical throughout."

Rachel is a collaboratively trained lawyer and a member of Resolution’s Drafting Committee.  She has given seminars on family law and writes for the legal press, and her comments on family law issues have been quoted in the Times and the Daily Mail. 

  • BA Law with European option (French law), Christ’s College, Cambridge University.
  • LPC, College of Law.
  • Trained at Clifford Chance LLP, qualifying into commercial litigation in 2001. 
  • Joined boutique family law firm Miles Preston & Co. in 2002, became a Partner in 2012.  
  • Joined Kingsley Napley LLP as a Partner in 2017.
  • Foundation certificate in psychotherapy and counselling, Regent’s University.