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Litigation - commercial, shipping - marine, shipping - Admiralty.
Before commencing her career at the Bar, she read Law with Legal Studies in Europe at Oxford University and spent a year in Konstanz reading German Law before completing her LLM (in German) in comparative law. Rachel's wide-ranging commercial practice includes all aspects of international trade, shipping and maritime work ("dry" shipping - all aspects including a wide variety of bills of lading/charterparty disputes, indemnity claims, Agency Agreement disputes, contamination and cargo claims; "wet" shipping/Admiralty claims, primarily collisions/breach of International Regulations including jurisdictional and procedural issues), contracts for the sale and carriage of goods together with insurance and re-insurance. Rachel has also successfully carved a thriving practice in employment law and is regularly instructed on behalf of a wide-ranging variety of Respondents such as Health Care Trusts, employment agencies, Government entities and agencies (such as Her Majesty's Prison Service, Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Defence, Home Office UK Border Agency, Her Majesty's Land Registry, the House of Commons, Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs), national charities (such as Action for Children), leading high street retailers, auditors, accountants and Lloyd's of London. Rachel appears in Courts and Tribunals in a wide variety of (often very sensitive and confidential) cases and has particular experience in cases involving complex issues of remedy.
Called 1998; Lincoln's Inn; Hardwicke Scholar; Wolfson Scholar; junior counsel to the Crown C Panel 2004; junior counsel to the Crown Panel B 2008; member of the Attorney General's Panel of Special Advocates 2010. Recommended as a leading barrister for shipping and employment in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK Bar, where she has been described as 'exceptional'.
Fluent German, working knowledge of French.
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA); British German Jurists Association; London Shipping Law Centre; British Maritime Law Association.
Lutterworth Grammar School, Leicestershire; Oxford University (1997 BA Law with Legal Studies in Europe 1st); Konstanz University, Germany (1999 LLM Comparative Law).
Music, travel, rugby union, sailing.
Employment; Shipping - Admiralty; Shipping - marine