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A day in the life of ... Rachel Cooper
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I am a family barrister specialising in the full range of family law issues. This means that the remit of my work is very broad. One day I might be acting for a local authority applying for a public law order the next day for a private individual caught within a dispute over the financial or child arrangements following separation. My work also encompasses cases where there is an international element such as child abduction or relocation and alternative families. I also spend a great deal of time on trains and on Google maps finding my way to various courts on a day-to-day basis.
How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?
I have been a proper barrister for 6 months (since October 2018). I was a trainee barrister for a year before that.
What brought me into family law was primarily my fascination with 'the family'. I believe that family is at the heart of everything that we are and at the root of how we interface with the world around us....
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