Rachel Murray

Rachel is a former practising lawyer who worked in family law for seven years before moving into media and publishing. She has recently worked as a writer, editor and strategist across digital and print for start-ups, charities and multinational organisations.

As a lawyer, Rachel advised on all aspects of family law with a particular focus on domestic abuse and child law cases including complex care proceedings (non-accidental injury) and those with an international element.

Reported cases in which Rachel was involved include:

  • In the Matter of A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60 (Intervener – CFLP)
  • Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam)
  • K v K (Appeal: Excessive Costs) 2016 EWHC 2002 (Fam)

Rachel is a non-practising solicitor.

All posts by Rachel Murray

Transgender surgery abroad and the inherent jurisdiction: S [2023] EWHC 347 (Fam)

Unborn baby, HIV risk, and parental consent: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C & Anor [2023] EWHC 239 (Fam)

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

Quick summary of changes bought in by the 2022 Marriage Minimum Act act and how they support social workers protect children from forced marriage

Family court and proceedings glossary: legal terminology explained

A-Z list of terminology used in care proceedings, private family law and other aspects of court work that social workers may be involved in

Coercive control, contact and parental responsibility: F v M (Rev1) [2023] EWFC 5

Section 91(14) ‘barring orders’: A Local Authority v F & Ors [2022] EWFC 127

Withdrawing care proceedings: Lancashire County Council v M & Ors [2022] EWHC 2900 (Fam)

Foreign convictions against mother’s partner and care proceedings: W-A (Children) [2022] EWCA Civ 1118

Fact-finding hearings and section 31 threshold: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v VW & Ors [2022] EWFC 83

Adoption placements and medical requirements: Somerset County Council v NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group & Ors [2022] EWFC 31