Rachel Oakeley is a barrister practising primarily in Family Law matters.
Rachel appears in the Family Court of Western Australia, Family Court of Australia, Children’s Court of Western Australia in relation to Care and Protection Matters and in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia for Violence Restraining Order matters.
Rachel has worked exclusively in Family Law since 2006 and receives briefs in all areas of Family Law. Rachel is experienced in difficult children’s matters (including where sexual abuse and family and domestic violence is alleged); international and inter-state relocation applications; complex property matters, (including where there are multiple entity interests, third party interests or litigants, taxation issues and where tracing exercises are required).
Rachel is experienced in drafting and advising on Binding Financial Agreements and Binding Child Support Agreements.
Rachel is a nationally qualified mediator and provides services as a Chairperson for Mediation Style Conferences for parties engaged in Family Law negotiations. Whether considering litigation or already involved in it, parties who work with Rachel are encouraged and guided towards identifying their own solution, without the need for the expense and emotional toll which Family Court litigation can have on the parties and their wider families.
Rachel has a special interest in surrogacy and adoption matters. Rachel is a regular speaker, including internationally, on the subject of fertility law and surrogacy.
Rachel provides services to parties who require legal assistance advice when entering into domestic altruistic surrogacy arrangements and when applying for transfers of parentage.
The Pacifica Congress Annual Conference - Family Matters is being held at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart from Aug 31-Sep 2 2023
Dr Sarah Calvert looks at how current and up to date psychological science and its knowledge base can inform and support both the participants and decision making in the more complex cases that come to Family Courts.