Rachel is a Paralegal in the Private Client department based in our Dereham Office, having joined Spire in April 2017.
She graduated from the Open University with an honours degree in Law in 2016, and has previously worked for two other local regional law firms.
Rachel practices general private client work including the drafting of wills, administration of estates, and preparation of powers of attorney, however Rachel particularly specialises in and enjoys matters relating to elderly and vulnerable clients.
Experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection where someone has sadly lost capacity to manage their own affairs, Rachel also manages the matters where Spire have been appointed as deputy for clients, working closely with care homes and social services to ensure these people are well cared for and have the best possible quality of life.
Rachel has completed additional training in relation to the Court of Protection, caring for people with dementia, end of life care, and working with individuals with learning disabilities. Rachel has also received training in safeguarding, so should the unfortunate need arise, Rachel is able to guide families through the process of making the necessary referrals to ensure their loved ones are safely cared for.
Alongside her studies Rachel volunteered at Norfolk Citizen’s advice bureau and Norfolk Community Law Service, and voluntary work remains close to her heart.
Rachel’s interests include spending time with her two children and the family’s rescue dogs, reading and psychology.
Thank you for your advice and support and being so kind and welcoming and giving me the advice and confidence to complete my Dad's wishes.
We found Rachel very caring and kind towards my Mum and very understanding.
Rachel and the receptionist were very good as always. We know we can always rely on the Dereham Branch for good, courteous, reliable service. - Thank you.
I have been very impressed with the firm, both when making my Will and during my bereavement when I lost my husband.
Rachel Michaelson was very kind, caring and understanding whilst I was making my Will.
Mrs Goddard, Dereham
Very grateful to Rachel Michaelson for her efficient and helpful service. Really appreciate the friendly approach she has especially with her older clients.
Mrs Pendle, Norwich