Partner OTY 2013Watson Ramsbottom Director and Head of Family Law Rachel Horman won a prestigious national award in recognition of excellence in family law at the National Family Law Awards held in London last week. Rachel was announced as the winner of the Family Law Partner of the Year Award by a judging panel comprising the leading family law practitioner associations, the legal press and key figures from the national legal community. The national awards are designed to recognise not only outstanding achievement but also the importance of the work that family lawyers carry out.

The key to this recognition is in Rachel’s words ‘down to the work that our family law team do every day of the week to a consistently high standard. We have an extremely talented and highly qualified team of family lawyers dealing with all areas of family law, from divorce cases and finances, to the most complex work involving children and my own specialist areas of domestic abuse, stalking and forced marriage which includes dealing with very dangerous offenders and high risk cases including attempted murder, rape and GBH. The work we do genuinely saves people’s lives and this award demonstrates that we are moving closer to our stated ambition of being the family law team of choice for people in East Lancashire and beyond.”

Rachel Horman Family Law Partner of the Year

Having won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in 2012 and become an established media commentator, Rachel also sits on two All Party Parliamentary Groups on Domestic Violence and Stalking and Harrassment, the areas in which she specialises, and is at the forefront of campaigning to criminalise emotional abuse and coercive control. She was recently appointed as a Director of Paladin the National Stalking Advocacy Service who assist high risk victims of stalking across England and Wales and campaign for domestic violence law reform. Rachel also maintains a successful Domestic Abuse Lawyer blog at

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