Based in Penrith and Sydney practising in Business, Property and Estate Planning and the sale and purchase of Childcare Centres

Rachel Clarke Legal offers a bespoke service in a few key areas.
What we do, we do very well, as attested to by our client reviews.

In our practice, we focus on:

Business Sales, Purchases and Commercial Transactions

Business and commercial transactions involve advising business owners, negotiating with stakeholders, and preparing agreements, contracts and documents. Rachel Clarke Legal can guide you through the negotiation process in a way that balances expectations with realistic outcomes, with a view to limiting your exposure to future dispute and litigation.  Learn More

Childcare Centre Sales and Purchases

These transactions are complex and time intensive, given the level of industry regulation. They are not straight forward like the sale and purchase of other types of businesses. Rachel Clarke Legal has specialist legal skills to advise you on the legal and regulatory requirements and can advise you on all areas of your sale and purchase. Learn More

Conveyancing and the sale and purchase of commercial and residential property

Rachel Clarke Legal has years’ of experience in residential, commercial, industrial, strata, of-the plan and development conveyancing. We also have extensive experience in commercial and retail leases, and all other facets of property law. Learn More

Estate Planning

We say to our clients “Plan for the worst, live for the best”. The three basic documents you should have are a Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian.
Planning for an unforeseen tragedy or illness or injury that happens while you’re alive and planning for what happens after you die is absolutely essential. Learn More


Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke Principal Lawyer

Rachel Clarke has been in the legal profession for over 20 years. In 2001 she was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia, and is a member of the Law Society of NSW.
Rachel works in the Sydney CBD and Penrith, servicing clients across all of New South Wales. She also has many interstate clients and overseas clients in South East Asia.


Emma Curtis Legal Assistant

Emma Curtis Paralegal

Emma has been a fabulous addition to the team at Rachel Clarke Legal since May 2020. Emma made the bold switch from the Real Estate industry into the Legal profession.
Emma is Rachel’s paralegal working alongside Rachel in Property and Business matters and Estate Planning matters. Emma is currently studying Law at University.



Rachel has been our legal adviser for a number of years. We have used her services for property transactions ranging from simple to complex in nature. Rachel’s commercial acumen is excellent!!
Her advice is always designed to steer you to a better outcome. She is a top negotiator and seems to know when to push for an outcome and when to pull away. Rachel is always calm even under the most intense pressure and continues to communicate with clarity under difficult circumstances.
We have nothing but praise for Rachel and her team.
Nuria Kelly
I have had the pleasure of being a client of Rachel’s on few occasions, always really satisfied with Rachel and her team.
Solid professional advice, knowledge, and excellent attention to detail.
Many thanks and I look forward to dealing with Rachel again.
Shani Archer
Rachel was very understanding and i felt at ease when speaking to her about issues and settlements.
Rachel and her assistant Emma go above and beyond to do their best for you would highly recommend.
Navya Ramamurthy
It was a pleasure to work with Rachel! Rachel displayed nothing but professionalism from the very first time we met her.
She was very patient with our queries and ensured that we understood the contracts/agreements we were getting into.
We were working against tight timeframes and Rachel got us across the line.
Highly recommended!
Rick Carmen
Rachel Clarke is an excellent lawyer that I highly recommend.
She helped me navigate a complex business deal, acted with professionalism and integrity.
She protected my interest and we achieved a very desirable outcome.
I will not hesitate to work with Rachel again in the future.

If you are looking for legal service in the child care industry, look no further, Rachel is the best.

Jeff S

Rachel provided invaluable assistance and guidance when I needed help with my childcare business. Rachel’s deep understanding of the legal intricacies in the childcare industry was evident as she navigated me through complex regulations and licensing requirements. Her attention to detail and thorough approach ensured that all my legal documents and contracts were in compliance, giving me peace of mind.

I highly recommend Rachel Clark Legal to any childcare business owner in need of expert legal support.

Banka Shahi
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We have had the pleasure of dealing with Rachel Clarke and her team on the purchases of our childcare centres.
Rachel’s professionalism and attention to detail was exceptional and of a very high standard.
Rachel was able to guide us through the process of the legal and regulatory requirements.
Rachel went above and beyond what was expected.
My husband and I were very satisfied with her service. Thank you very much for everything.
I would highly recommend her services and the team at Rachel Clarke Legal for those seeking a lawyer for the purchase or sale of a childcare centre.

Tasha Evans
Outstanding legal service – professional and responsive.
Rapidly turned around contracts and provided expert advice.
Took the stress out of the transaction.
Highly recommend Rachel Clarke Legal.

I have had the peace of mind and pleasure, to be a long term client of Rachel Clarke Lawyers (RCL) for over a decade and continue to do so to this day.  I have retained and entrusted RCL’s legal services on numerous (at times, quite complex) Conveyancing transactions, together with all my Estate Planning (ie. Will, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship), including advice in relation to any required changes to legally protect myself, when my personal circumstances have moved in another direction.

Having myself previously worked with and for numerous Lawyers for many years, when I required the services of a Lawyer for my own personal legal transactions, there was only one Firm I knew I could rely on for their legal expertise, knowledge, confidentiality and understanding nature, and that is RCL.

I have always found RCL to be experts in their chosen legal services they offer, extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, up to date with any legal changes in the Industry, personable and all in a ‘no fuss’ style manner.  Further, RCL are always up front and realistic in advising me on the legal procedures, duration, mitigating any possible risks and importantly, including what legal costs are anticipated, when payment is expected and no nasty monetary surprises at the end of any of my legal transactions.

I am only too well aware of how expensive some Lawyers will charge for their legal services and how fees can ‘blow out’ without you being advised or because a lawyer has been incompetent. I have never had an issue over legal fees with RCL, as I have always found them to be very up front and honest, including always keeping me up to date throughout the duration of their retainment as to their legal fees. In my experience, compared to other law firms, I found RCL’s legal fees to be most reasonable and importantly, when the Partner is charging for the work, the Partner is actually doing the work.

RCL are extremely fortunate to also provide the support services of a highly competent, very experienced & knowledgeable, understanding Paralegal, who provides the necessary support any good Lawyer requires, that is that true ‘right hand’ and that is exactly what Ms Gayna Borg is.

I will continue to both: 1. utilise RCL for all my own legal requirements; and 2. recommend to others who may require the services of a highly reputable Lawyer, as I have always done so.  The quality of the legal services and experience you receive from RCL is unfortunately quite rare to find these days.

Nicole Thomas, 09.04.2019

Rachel Clarke  – so professional , trustworthy  ,nothing is a problem after 10 years. When dealing with Rachel everything goes smoothly for the legal work she does for me personally and also for all the clients I refer to her.  She has a great support team including Gayna.  Thank you for looking after me and all of my hunreds of clients over the years.

Highly recommended

David Campbell, RAMS Home loans Richmond
Thank you so much for the hassle free way you handled the estate of my dear friend for me. It was very much appreciated and helped to make a very sad time bearable.”
Best wishes
Jennifer Rigby

I would highly recommend Ms Rachel Clarke. She is professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Rachel helped me and my business partner acquire a  brand new Childcare Centre last year. With her professional advice and support, we were able to achieve much more favorable terms.  We were delighted with her professional service.”

Best Regards,

Caroline Bi
We have obtained the services of Rachel Clarke to represent us as our lawyer for the past six years and we have been in regular contact with Rachel over that time. We have rental properties and Rachel has represented us with real estate agents, leasing details, tenant enquiries, property managers, property purchases and with personal situations, involving an estate and execution of probate.
We have always found Rachel Clarke to have the following qualities – Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Accessible, genuinely caring, very thorough, and always has our interests at heart, and will go that extra mile when required.
Also Rachel has a very knowledgeable assistant, Gayna Borg.
There have been many occasions that Gayna has assisted us when Rachel was not available.
Its a pleasure to deal with both Rachel and Gayna.
We will continue to use the services of Rachel Clarke for many years to come.
Debenjak Properties Pty Ltd
We have been using the services of Rachel Clarke for a number of years now and we have found that she is very professional and ready to help with all our legal matters both business and personal.
Rachel provides us with property and contract advice when buying and selling property and is always aware of protecting our interests.
On a personal level Rachel handles our Estate Planning and Will preparation and any other issues that may arise in a very caring and trustworthy manner.
We value Gayna’s attention to detail when preparing documents and managing settlements.  Her work ethic is second to none and she is a pleasure to work with.
Both Rachel and Gayna are very approachable, always contactable and reliable.
We are confident in recommending them to anyone or any business looking for legal services.
Peter and Janet Williams

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