Rachael Oakes

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Freeths LLP

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job-title-icon Partner - National Head of the Family Team and Platinum Client Services

address-icon 5000 Oxford Business Park, Oxford
OX4 2BH,
United Kingdom

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services-icon Mediator | Collaborative Practitioner | Solicitor or legal executive

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Partner and Joint Head of the Family Wealth Team and Platinum Client Services. An accredited specialist solicitor, mediator and collaborative practitioner.

I work with individuals and families in the UK and abroad going through divorce and/or separation who need advice. I specialise in cases involving businesses, pensions, landed estates and complicated tax and trust issues. I provide a discreet and professional service for high profile clients who want to avoid media attention and keep their personal affairs private.

More clients are looking for ways to resolve issues without having to go to a court. This can be done using mediation, collaborative practice, lawyer led negotiation and arbitration. I am able to guide and support clients through all of these options.

Some cases have to go to court. I have over 20 years of experience as an advocate and with my team we can deal with any family issue, divorce, separation or children case that needs to be dealt with via the court route.

I am professional, empathetic, friendly and provide my client’s with solutions tailored to meet their individual needs.

My clients say …

“​ You did not just sort out a divorce and a sensible settlement for me but you delivered a really elegant job that has enabled me to walk away feeling that the marriage had a fair end. Your skill gave me the confidence to move on. “​

“​ When I have felt completely out of my depth you have always gone that extra mile to make me feel at ease and comfortable. Thank you for being so kind and helpful and for sorting my future life out ! ”

I am recognised as a Leader in my field by Legal 500 and Chambers. I am a member of Oxfords lawyer mediator group, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and various national collaborative lawyer groups. I also enjoy training lawyers to become collaborative practitioners with Resolution.

If I can help call me on 01865 781181.

Out of court services offered

Areas of work
Children (divorce and separation) Finances (divorce and separation)
Offers mediaton for
All issues
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