Rachel joined Chambers in 2016, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a reputation for sound advice, diligence and skilled advocacy. She accepts instructions in general civil and criminal matters and undertakes publicly funded as well as private work.
Her civil practice encompasses contractual and commercial disputes as well as personal injury claims, housing matters and property disputes. Rachel is also a skilled criminal advocate and has wide experience in the criminal courts and is particularly good with youth and vulnerable clients.
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Rachel joined Chambers in 2016, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a reputation for sound advice, diligence and skilled advocacy. She accepts instructions in civil, family and criminal matters and undertakes publicly funded as well as private work.
Rachel’s legal career started at a leading commercial set in London after which she moved to a common law chambers where she was able to expand her areas of expertise and appear more regularly in court. After a very busy 9 years at the independent Bar, Rachel worked as in-house counsel for a time before taking a career break in order to spend more time with her young children. During this period away from legal practice Rachel set up a business and also accepted a post as an Associate Law Lecturer.
Her broad range of experience both inside and outside of the law is valued by instructing solicitors and clients alike who also appreciate her friendly demeanour and ability to “think outside of the box”.
Rachel is also known for her tenacity in court, her eye for the detail in a case and her determination to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. She has extensive experience in court, appearing in a wide range of hearings from applications at first instance to arguing points on appeal.
Rachel is adept at providing advice and in preparing pleadings, draft Orders and applications. Her firm belief in the need to give clear and accessible guidance to clients is reflected in her ability to distil complex information into practical written advice. Rachel’s attention to detail is evident in her paper work practice and her emphasis on client care is reflected in her efficient return of written work.
Rachel has a deserved reputation not only for her professional and thorough approach but also for her ability to make even the most nervous or vulnerable clients feel at ease. Her warm personality and experience of life away from the law makes it easy for her to establish an excellent rapport with people of all backgrounds and this, coupled with her legal knowledge and skills, makes her a popular choice with both instructing solicitors and clients.
Rachel was thrilled to be invited to join Becket Chambers and is quickly re-establishing herself at the Bar. In addition to her busy practice she continues to lecture to undergraduate law students and is also a School Governor. Rachel enjoys live music, sports and spending time with her young family. In 2016 she ran the Brighton Marathon and raised over £2,600 for SANDS and Arthritis Care.