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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

Work 0344 335 1551
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65517 YORK 7
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Rachael Landin, York, ENGLAND

Rachael Landin

Work 0844 335 1551
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)


Crime: Rachael acts for both defence and prosecution in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court, and Youth Court. Rachael has experience of conducting multi-handed trials, ranging from conspiracies to affray, and private prosecutions, often dealing with matters from preliminary hearing to conclusion. Rachael delivers high quality advice and advocacy across the spectrum of criminal offences, including applications for Sexual Offences Prevention Orders, Section 78 PACE 1984 arguments to exclude evidence, and Abuse of Process arguments. Family: Rachael is instructed in Family Proceedings Court and County Court matters, representing parents and grandparents in both public and private law matters. Rachael has experience of representing parties in contested hearings involving allegations of non-accidental injury and risk of sexual harm. Rachael has appeared in High Court matters, representing young parents. Rachael has a strong private law practice, regularly representing parents in contact and residence proceedings. In addition, Rachael has successfully appeared in cases involving removal from the jurisdiction. Rachael receives instructions in ancillary relief proceedings at FDR and Final Hearings, providing advice on settlement, including maintenance cases, and advocacy. Mental health: Rachael has gained experience representing clients at Mental Health Review Tribunals, in which she is proficient in taking instructions from vulnerable and young clients. Civil: Rachael undertakes a variety of civil litigation, acting for both claimant and defendant, predominantly in road traffic accidents cases. Rachael is available to provide written advice and pleadings, as well as advocacy in contested matters. Regulatory: Rachael has experience of advising on trading standards matters, including product safety and due diligence defences. Rachael recently advised a local council on their proposed prosecution of a global company under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, resulting in a successful prosecution.


BA English Language & Literature (2:1) University of Leicester (2005); Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation) College of Law York (2006); Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent Advanced Criminal Litigation Outstanding) College of Law London (2008); Accredited Police Station Representative Cardiff University (2010).

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