Rachael is a founding Director of SKO Family Law Specialists, the largest niche family law firm in Scotland. She is one of only 3 ranked solicitors in Scotland in the current edition of the Legal 500- the only woman and person under 50. She is accredited as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator by the Law Society of Scotland and is Secretary of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). She was co-opted as a member of the Committee of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CiArb) in 2015.
Many of her cases have international or intra-UK jurisdictional issues, an area of specialism for which she is particularly well known and in respect of which she has built up a UK-wide practice. In 2016 Rachael was appointed for a period of 3 years to the Family Law Committee of the Scottish Civil Justice Council. She is a FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland) Arbitrator and trainer and was the first person to act as Arbitrator under the FLAGS scheme. She has trained arbitrators in South Africa and is working with practitioners in a number of other jurisdictions who are keen to develop their own family law arbitration models. She is past Chair of the Family Law Association.