Mary-Rachel McCabe is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She specialises in mental capacity and community care law, with a focus on children and disability rights cases. She regularly acts in urgent judicial review proceedings for children who are street homeless or otherwise in need of support or accommodation. She also represents disabled children and adults in judicial review proceedings relating to their care packages.

Prior to joining the Bar, Mary-Rachel worked at children’s rights charity, Just for Kids Law. She also sat on the Board of Trustees at Hackney Community Law Centre from 2012-2016, where her interest in social welfare law was sparked.

Mary-Rachel has contributed to Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group, Third Edition, 2020).