Rachel specialises in all aspects of family law but has particular expertise in dealing with divorce finances after a marriage breakdown, as well as dealing with civil partnership disputes and separating cohabiting couples.
Rachel’s experience in financial cases includes cases involving substantial income and capital, both in this country and abroad, as well as complex financial, business, and trust structures.
In addition to financial cases, Rachel also has extensive experience at dealing with child law issues and child arrangements following a relationship breakdown.
Training & employment experience
Rachel Roberts studied Law at The University of Northumbria in Newcastle, before joining the firm. She qualified in 2004 and has been an integral part of the team since then.
Rachel is known for her caring and compassionate approach to clients, and seeking the best possible outcome for them. Rachel strives to achieve a settlement in a conciliatory and commercial fashion wherever possible but is equally at home dealing with litigation. Much of Rachel’s work comes through personal recommendations from previous clients and contacts.
Rachel is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution accredited specialist for complex financial remedies and private children.
Rachel is also an ambassador for Women in the Law, a non-profit women’s networking organisation designed to encourage, inspire and support the next generation of lawyers and women in business.
Chambers & Partners
Rachel is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a recognised practitioner in Family and Matrimonial matters for Leeds, Bradford, and the surrounding region.
Chambers says: Rachel Roberts is managing partner of the Leeds office. She also has an active family law practice, advising on high-value financial remedy proceedings as well as children arrangements. According to a source, “Rachel is a master of her cases and knows all the details of everything she does. She’s very pragmatic, gives clear and strong advice and helps her client immensely in getting a resolution.”
“Rachel Roberts is a hands-on leader but manages her clients in a professional way. Leads from the front.” – Legal 500, 2021
“Rachel Roberts is excellent. She is efficient, effective and pragmatic with her advice” Legal 500, 2019
“a breath of fresh air with a realistic, no-nonsense appraisal of cases and a great client manner” Legal 500, 2018
Rachel was a short-listed finalist for ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020
Outside of work
Outside of work, Rachel is married and has young twins who keep her busy! She loves most forms of exercise and being outdoors. Rachel is also a keen cook and baker, and regularly tests out her cakes on the other members of the Leeds office!