Profile: Racheldecided to train as a McKenzie Friend in 2012/13 after seeing the challenges which her husband faced during his divorce in terms of the financial relief side. Rachael also managed her own divorce from start to finish without the need for formal advocacy.
Rachael trained with Simon Walland and completed all three stages of the McKenzie Friend course, basic, intermediate and advanced.
In addition to her role, Rachael also volunteers regularly at a Contact Centrewhich has recently received accreditation from the NACCC.
The Contact Centre receives regular referrals from the legal profession in and around Leicester.
Rachael firmly believes children have a right to have a strong and meaningful relationship with both parents.