An expert in matrimonial finance who acts on a range of matters including issues of non-disclosure and dissipation, as well as pre-matrimonial businesses assets and pensions. She is also able to advise on private children matters and is increasingly active on cross-border mandates.
Strengths: "She provides first-class client care, goes above and beyond for her clients and is a pleasure to work with." "She is always thoroughly prepared and is an excellent advocate."
Chambers UK 2021/Family: Matrimonial Finance - Western (Bar) - Band 2
‘Rachael is always thoroughly prepared and excellent with clients. Rachael is always available to assist on existing cases as and when the need arises. Rachael is an excellent advocate and makes the clients feel at ease.’
Legal 500 2021/Divorce and Financial Remedy/Leading Juniors/Tier 2/Western Circuit
Primarily works on financial remedy and TOLATA disputes, especially those arising from relationship breakdown.
Strengths: "Rachael Goodall is particularly impressive. She's a fierce advocate when needed, but also a steady and calming hand. She's excellent with clients and is always available to assist on existing cases as and when the need arises." "She's a fantastic barrister, and is always thoroughly well prepared."
Chambers UK 2020/Family - Matrimonial - Western (Bar) - Band 2
‘She sets clients' expectations and delivers upon them.’
Legal 500 2020/Family and children law – Leading juniors
"Rachael has a solid work ethic. Her preparation is excellent and her representation at court is thorough and on point. She has an engaging, supportive and positive attitude towards any given case." "She is an excellent advocate with exemplary client care skills."
Chambers UK 2019/Family - Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
‘A fearless advocate who takes no prisoners.’
Legal 500 2018/19/Family and children law – Leading juniors
Strengths: "An excellent advocate with exemplary client care skills. She is extremely good at helping clients feel supported and getting their voice heard. Rachael is also able to adopt a robust and tenacious approach when required." "She has a direct approach which the clients appreciate. She is frank but also very affable."
Chambers UK 2018/Family - Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
‘She has exemplary client-care skills.’
Legal 500 2017/Family and children law – Leading juniors
Strengths: "A great all-rounder, whose manner with clients is commendable as she is sensitive yet strong. Her advice is top class." "Offers excellent knowledge of matrimonial financial law and proceedings, thorough and prompt preparation, superior attention to detail, and great empathy with clients in difficult circumstances."'
Chambers UK 2017/Family - Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
'She has superb manner with clients and a detailed knowledge of papers.'
Legal 500 2016/Family and children law – Leading juniors
'Handles the financial aspects of family law and has a focus on TOLATA lawsuits. She is also proficient in dealing with arrangement orders and removal from jurisdiction disputes.'
Chambers UK 2016/Family - Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
'She provides pragmatic and sensible advice in a sensitive manner'
Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Family and children law – Leading juniors
'...handles a variety of cases within family law, with noted expertise in financial resolutions following the breakdown of a relationship. She has considerable experience in dealing with multifaceted cases involving concealed assets and third party claimants. She is also noted for her work in private children law issues involving domestic violence allegations and international relocations.'
Chambers UK 2015/Family Law - Matrimonial – Western (Bar)
‘highly competent and well prepared’.
Legal 500 2013/14/Western Circuit - Family.
'...highly praised for her preparation, advocacy style and lovely manner with clients. She specialises in financial proceedings after relationship breakdown and the related children matters.
Expertise: “She is always very clear with her advice and very knowledgeable. She is also extremely efficient and friendly with clients.”'
Chambers UK 2014/Family - Matrimonial – Western (Bar)