Rachael Kelsey


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Rachael Kelsey

Firm Name: SKO Family Law Specialists

Address: 18 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Telephone: + 44 131 322 6669

Email: rachael.kelsey@sko-family.co.uk

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Website: www.sko-family.co.uk


Profile: IAML Secretary 2014-to- date. IAML Counsel 2013-14. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family law and as a Family Mediator. Family Law Arbitrator with FLAGS- Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland. Trained as Collaborative Lawyer in 1994. Founding partner of largest niche family law practice in Scotland. Band 1 “leading individual” in Chambers & Partners. Only Scottish "leading individual" in Legal 500. Past Chair of the Family Law Association, the organisation of family law solicitors in Scotland. Originally a general litigation practitioner Rachael has specialised in, and undertaken exclusively, family law since 1998. She has a significant case load involving international or intra-UK jurisdictional issues (areas of law on which she has lectured both nationally and internationally)- contentious and non-contentious, 'forum-shopping', advice. Deals with both financial and child cases with experience in Hague and non-Hague abduction/wrongful retention cases. Primary area of practice is high value financial cases (married, unmarried and same-sex individuals). Her practice is split between Edinburgh and London.

Languages Spoken: English and conversational French

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Arbitration, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Insolvency, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy