Rachel Spicer

Call
2002

Has a strong matrimonial finance practice representing clients of mid to high net worth and is also well versed in private law children issues. She has particular expertise in child maintenance matters. Strengths: "Rachel is completely on top of the papers that you send her." "Her approach to detail and absorption of vast amounts of information and documentation is brilliant." "She is tenacious, tough, and will not stop until she gets the result for the client."

Chambers and Partners 2021

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

 

Chambers and Partners

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