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Rachel Lewis

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Work 020 3375 7440
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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: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

As 'one of the top names in the market for senior executive work', Farrer & Co is notably active in the financial services sector and benefits from the 'excellent reputations' of group head David Smellie and William Dawson; the team recently advised on the appointments and departures of senior executives and directors for a wide range of businesses including HSBC, Tesco and Deutsche Bank. On the employer side, recent mandates include David Hunt defending the British Airline Pilots' Association in the High Court against Thomas Cook Airlines' application for an injunction to stop strike action by its pilots, Kathleen Heycock advising Natura Cosmeticos on the employment components of its acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal, and assisting several international schools with implementing safer working practices for teaching and non-teaching staff. Other key individuals include Rachel Lewis, Eleanor Rowswell, Katie Lancaster, Jonathan Eley and senior associate Serena Nicholls.

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