Rachel Jones and Cargill Family Law

Cargill Family Law was founded in 2020 by Rachel Jones with the vision of delivering quality family law services that leaves every client feeling like they have been listened to and understood.

At Cargill Family Law, we will take the time to understand your personal objectives, as well as the facts and evidence of your case. We know that the devil always lives in the detail and that is why we will not cut any corners in analysing the facts and circumstances of your individual case and advocating strongly on your behalf.

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Our approach

Precision to maximise outcomes

We take the time to fully understand your individual needs and objectives, and will conduct an in-depth analysis of the facts, circumstances and evidence of your case so that we can maximise both short-term and long-term outcomes.

Empathy to foster good decision making

We take pride in developing a genuine rapport with our clients, so that each client feels comfortable sharing their personal circumstances in a confidential and supportive environment.

Proactive case management and resolution

We recommend strategies designed to achieve a good outcome for you as soon as possible – and we will review those strategies at various intervals to make sure that those strategies are still working and are sound.

Affordability and transparency regarding legal costs

We adopt an honest and realistic approach in estimating what your future legal costs will be at the beginning – so that you avoid a nasty surprise at the end. In suitable cases, we can offer fixed fee agreements and ‘pay at the end’ payment options.

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About Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones is passionate about family law and achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Rachel has been practising law for over 16 years and has practised exclusively in family law for over 8 years. Rachel began her career at Slater and Gordon in 2007 and remained there for 11 years gaining valuable experience working in commercial litigation, class actions, corporate law, professional standards and risk and family law. It was during this time that Rachel’s commitment to social justice became firmly entrenched. Following this time, Rachel worked at Blackwood Family Lawyers and was later employed as a principal lawyer at Gordon Legal in Melbourne.

Based on Rachel’s commercial and corporate law background, she has a natural aptitude for complex family law property matters. Her passion for family law emanates from being an adopted child and learning from a young age of the difficult decisions that parents sometimes have to make that are in the best interests of their children – and the critical importance of providing children with a loving and stable family environment.

Rachel is a skilled negotiator and litigator and is thrilled to combine her extensive experience and legal skills with her innate sense of social justice and compassion to provide tailored family law services to her clients.

Rachel has two children, Harry and Jack and two fur-children (Teddy & Simba) with husband Luke. With a keen interest in health and fitness, Rachel is a regular on the Lake Wendouree track (with Teddy the Labrador) which assists her to keep an even keel and to balance out the weekend culinary indulgences with family and friends. As a creative outlet, Rachel is also a keen (novice) photographer, cake-maker and gardner.

Professional Timeline
2020- date Principal Lawyer, Cargill Family Law
2019-2020 Principal Lawyer, Gordon Legal
2018-2019 Senior Associate, Blackwood Family Lawyers
2007-2018 Lawyer / Associate / Senior Associate, Slater and Gordon
2007 Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

Rachel has been simply brilliant.

Her understanding, sensitivity and support gave me the confidence and strength to deal with a tricky family law issue. Her approach and super-friendly nature always reassured me, and she went above and beyond to make my journey as stress-free as possible. I can’t recommend her enough.

– Gavin in Ballarat

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