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CONTACT Rachel Browne


This is just an email to tell you how much I appreciate your guidance and hard work during these proceedings. I am very confident in saying that I wouldn't be in the position I am in if it wasn't for your hard work and guidance.
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Thank you also to you. You have made a very difficult & heart wrenching process so much more bearable than it could have been. Your patience with my ramblings has been admirable & how you managed to extract anything sensible is impressive!
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Having read your letter I would like to thank you for doing your duties emphatically and supporting me though this difficult time by your professionalism. At a time where I was being judged and condemned by various people you fought my corner I believed at the very least reflected my views and side of the story.
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Rachel was made Partner at Goodman Ray in October 2023.

Rachel joined Goodman Ray in August 2020; she specialises in public law (care) proceedings. Rachel qualified in 1992 and has over 30 years of experience in proceedings concerning children. Rachel took her first degree at the University of Oxford and post-graduate legal qualifications at the College of Law.

Rachel is accredited by the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents children through their Guardians, in addition frequently representing young people where separate representation has been necessary. Rachel is also instructed by private law Guardians appointed pursuant to 16.4. Rachel is regularly instructed to represent parties lacking capacity by the Official Solicitor.

Rachel also represents parents in care proceedings having experience of the wide range of issues including non-accidental injury; sexual abuse; domestic violence; parental mental health issues; drug misuse and factitious illness.

Recently Rachel represented five children in long running care proceedings involving the death of a sibling and within which proceedings there were a total of three Fact Finding hearings following two successful appeals.

As well as being a Children Panel member Rachel is accredited as a member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel. She is also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.



  • A (No. 2) (Children: Findings of Fact) [2019] EWCA Civ 1947
  • Re B (Children: Uncertain Perpetrator) [2019] EWCA Civ 575
  • LB Camden v Caratt & Ors [2013] EWHC 2336 (Fam)



  • Law Society Children Panel
  • Family Law (Advanced)