Rachel Spicer

Call
2002

"She's a real specialist in terms of child maintenance matters. Her breadth of knowledge is immense, and she's a very sympathetic advocate."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Practice

Rachel practices in all aspects of family law but specialises in complex financial remedy cases. She is happy to provide advice and/or representation at all stages of proceedings, including with respect to drafting pre-nuptial and separation agreements.

She has a particular interest in child support law and has written and lectured extensively on this topic. She is one of a very few number of Counsel who regularly provide representation within child support appeals, including at Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal level.

 

Financial Provision on Family Breakdown, Child Support, Private Law Children Act Disputes

 

Notable cases include:

Smith v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Another [2006] UKHL 35

Brisset v Brisset [2009] EWCA Civ 679

SC v YD [2014] EWHC 2446 (Fam)

Dickson v Rennie [2014] EWHC 4306 (Fam)

 

Prenuptial Agreements  (2nd Edition, Nova, 2011)

Practical Law Company’s practice notes on Child Support

Chapter in Rayden & Jackson on Child Support

 

Member of Resolution’s Child Support Committee

 

  • Worcester College, Oxford
  • City University
  • Inns of Court School of Law

 

Rachel will be on maternity leave until Summer 2017.