Rachel returned to the Bar in 2016 after a lengthy career break and quickly re-established a busy civil practice. During her time away from legal practice she set up a business, taught law to undergraduate students and also assisted Sussex Police with their advocacy training programme. This broad range of experience both inside and outside of the law is valued by instructing solicitors and clients alike who also appreciate her approachable demeanour and ability to “think outside the box”.
Rachel graduated with First Class Honours and was placed in the top 10% of her year on the Bar Vocational Course. She has a reputation for sound and practical advice, diligence and skilled advocacy.
Rachel’s legal career started at a leading civil and commercial set in London after which time she moved to a common law chambers where she was able to expand her areas of expertise and appear more regularly in court.
Rachel is known for her tenacity in court, her eye for the detail in a case and her determination to receive the best possible outcome for her clients. She appears in a wide range of hearings from applications at first instance to arguing points on appeal.
She is adept at providing prompt advice and in preparing pleadings 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 paperwork 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 particularly 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 solicitor and clients.
In addition to her busy practice Rachel remains an Associate Lecturer of law. She enjoys live music, sports and spending time with her young family.