Rachael Morton > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Position

Rachael joined Albion Chambers in Spring 2018 and specialises in all areas of public law concerning children. Prior to moving to the South West, the majority of her career was spent at 4 Brick Court from where she obtained a loyal client base in London and in the provinces. An experienced and capable practitioner, Rachael is known for her attention to detail in case preparation and for her persuasive advocacy. Though focussed and tenacious, she achieves a high level of collaboration and professional rapport with colleagues, regardless of who she represents. This approach has ensured that she is respected by the Judiciary, her opponents and clients, whether lay or professional. Local Authorities have relied on Rachael’s thorough case preparation to advise on evidence and ensure that findings of fact are pursued on the merits. She is instructed in the knowledge that she will ensure that the case will be argued appropriately, that team members with differing views and approaches will be handled with respect and understanding, that opponents and tribunals will be managed well and that an appropriate outcome will be achieved. Solicitors for parents and interveners have instructed Rachael for her strong advocacy, both inside and outside the Court room, for her empathy and ability to relate in a way that inspires the client’s confidence and regard. She is at ease with clients experiencing the most profound social and psychological difficulties and will always ensure that parents have their case put persuasively, with clarity, focus and skill. Rachael has frequently been instructed to represent children whose Guardians have radically different visions for care cases. She is known for her fearless capacity to challenge expert psychiatric and psychological evidence and is well versed at mediating between discordant professionals and achieving creative resolutions.

Career

Called 1995; Lincoln’s Inn

Education

LLB Warwick; LLM LSE