Rachel specialises in employment, discrimination and regulatory work and has worked for a huge range of clients over the last 20 years. She has a pragmatic, sensible and robust approach to resolving disputes and brings her longstanding experience to finding the best solution for each client with their own set of circumstances.

Her wide variety of clients – from city firms, public authorities to individuals, charities and trade unions gives her a strategic edge on advising about litigation tactics and her success as a mediator adds to this ability to obtain the best result for her clients.

Rachel’s discrimination work involves involving race, age, sex and sexual orientation, disability and religion discrimination. She also specialises in cases about equal pay and whistleblowing cases, TUPE, territorial jurisdiction and injunctions. Her recent whistleblowing cases have involved the NHS and allegations of fraud and the storage of toxic drugs.

Rachel’s work often overlaps with medical law, education and public law issues. She also has extensive experience with inquests and regulatory matters including disciplinary hearings and investigations.

From 2008 Rachel was the key junior barrister instructed for the thousands of part-time judges in their fight for judicial pensions and her involvement in the test cases in this field has continued following her appointment as a QC in 2015 including the first case ever to argue that judges work under contracts.

Rachel also advises extensively outside the employment sphere, on issues such as religious discrimination and human rights; in particular how this interplays with the public sector equality duty.

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