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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

Rachel Lewis

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7440
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Rachel-Lewis/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Rachel provides advice across a full spectrum of employment issues to a diverse range of clients. She acts both for employers and for senior employees. Rachel has run significant employment tribunal claims involving complex discrimination and whistleblowing issues, and also has experience of mediation as an alternative to litigation. She has particular expertise in large scale redundancy exercises and restructurings, and has a strong pedigree in public sector work. She has won praise from clients and legal directories for her pragmatism and the commerciality of her approach, focusing on finding effective solutions to seemingly intractable problems. This fits with her track record of building up strong, long term working relationships with her clients' HR and management teams, enabling her to understand and add value to their business. Rachel also writes and lectures regularly on employment law issues.

Career

Joined Farrer & Co as a trainee solicitor in 1994, became a partner in 2002.

Member

Industrial Law Society (ex member of management committee); Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Jesus College Oxford, BA Modern History; College of Law, London, CPE and LPC.


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Partnership

Farrer & Co's team has particular expertise in corporate and commercial partnership matters concerning property, intellectual property, family, private client, tax and employment issues. The group also has a strong partnership structuring and regulatory offering, which sits alongside its disputes practice. Clients span the professional services and other regulated businesses. Department head Jonathan Haley  specialises in partnership and LLP law and is instructed on a variety of non-contentious issues. Kathleen Heycock focuses on complex team moves, international partner disputes and acquisitions, and Andy Peterkin predominantly advises financial services firms. Litigator John Wilkinson and employment law expert Rachel Lewis are recommended for contentious matters, while Anna Birtwistle, who joined from CM Murray LLP in June 2019, has significant experience of advising on misconduct investigations, discrimination and whistleblowing claims and restrictive covenants.

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