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Renowned Scottish family lawyer Rachael Kelsey joins 4PB as associate tenant

Renowned Scottish family lawyer Rachael Kelsey joins 4PB as associate tenant


Rachael Kelsey, President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), brings her expertise to 4PB

4PB proudly announces the addition of Rachael Kelsey, an internationally recognised Scottish family lawyer, as an associate tenant with immediate effect. With a distinguished career marked by a focus on international and intra-UK jurisdictional issues, Rachael's arrival further enhances 4PB's reputation as a leading legal provider.

Rachael's specialisation in cases involving complex international family law matters, particularly those with same-sex relationship dynamics, aligns seamlessly with 4PB's commitment to excellence and diversity. Her recent accolades, including the "Private Client Lawyer of the Year" award at the Legal 500 Scotland Law Awards 2023, underscore her exceptional legal prowess and industry recognition.

Described as a "powerhouse of legal knowledge" by the Legal 500, Rachael's expertise extends beyond Scotland, earning her the distinction of being the sole "Star Individual" in the latest Chambers and Partners edition in her jurisdiction. Her reputation as the leading practitioner in Scottish family law positions her as the go-to authority on such matters, both nationally and internationally.

Commenting on Rachael's joining, Charles Hale KC, Joint Head of 4PB, emphasised the alignment of values between Rachael and the firm. He praised her commitment to advancing international family justice and diversity, highlighting the mutual benefits of her association with 4PB. Rachael's insights and wisdom are expected to enrich the firm's international team, serving clients not only in Scotland but also globally.

Barbara Mills KC, Joint Head of 4PB, echoed Hale's sentiments, expressing delight at Rachael's decision to join as an associate member. Mills emphasised Rachael's expertise in Scots family law and her advocacy for minority and diverse rights within the realm of family justice. Rachael's affiliation with 4PB is seen as a significant step in strengthening the firm's connections to Scotland and expanding its international footprint.

As Rachael Kelsey embarks on this new chapter with 4PB, the firm anticipates leveraging her wealth of experience and advocacy to further enhance its international offering. With a shared commitment to excellence, diversity, and promoting access to justice, Rachael's collaboration with 4PB promises to be mutually beneficial, shaping the future of family law practice both in the UK and abroad.