• April 20, 2024
 4PB welcomes Scottish family lawyer who has interest in ‘same legal sex issues’

Rachel Kelsey

4PB welcomes Scottish family lawyer who has interest in ‘same legal sex issues’

4PB is has announced that Scottish family lawyer Rachael Kelsey, who is the current President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), has accepted an invitation to become an associate tenant of the company.

Many of Kelsey’s former cases have international or intra-UK jurisdictional issues, an area of specialism for which she is said to be well known. The lawyer has a particular interest in the issues that arise when acting for individuals in same-sex relationships.

Barbara Mills KC, Joint Head of 4PB, said, 

“We are delighted that Rachael has agreed to join us as an associate member, bringing a wealth of international experience with her.  She is an expert in Scots family law and stands powerfully for the promotion of minority and diverse rights in family justice. Rachael’s close association with 4PB will strengthen our ties to Scotland and beyond.  We are excited to see what the future of our relationship brings as 4PB continues to increase its international offering.”

Kelsey received the “Private Client Lawyer of the Year” award at the inaugural Legal 500 Scotland Law Awards 2023, from a field of ten lawyers including tax, rural property and family law specialists.

The current edition of Legal 500 describes Kelsey as being, “an absolute powerhouse of legal knowledge with outstanding knowledge of complex international family law.” She has also been named a ‘Star Individual’ in the most recent Chambers and Partners edition in Scotland, where it is said that she is the, “leading practitioner in the field in Scotland.”

She has also been described in the legal press as, ‘the go-to person on Scottish family law issues’ and ‘the doyen of Scots family law solicitors with a global reputation’.

Commenting on the announcement, Charles Hale KC Joint Head of 4PB, said:

“It is much more than Rachael’s “global reputation”, which led us to invite her to join the 4PB family as an associate member.  Rachael’s values, her commitment to widening access to international family justice and diversity in the international family law community, echo our own core values at 4PB. Rachael joining us as an associate member in London was a natural consequence of those shared values; her wisdom will be invaluable to our international team in all things north of the border as well as much further afield.”

Eve Tawfick, Editor

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