Emily Rayner appointed as Deputy District Judge


4th Oct 2021 | News


Harcourt Chambers are pleased to announce that Emily Rayner has been appointed Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

Emily specialises in all areas of family law, with an emphasis on family finance matters, and children and finance cases with an international element. She will be continuing in practice alongside her judicial role.


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