Rachel Addai > Judge & Priestley LLP > Bromley, England > Lawyer Profile

Judge & Priestley LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Deals with all aspects of civil litigation with a particular focus on debt recovery and insolvency work. Experienced in seeking recovery of a range of debts on behalf of local authority clients to include the recovery of residential and home care charges.


Trained Judge & Priestley LLP 2004; qualified into litigation department 2006; associate 2010; partner 2012.


Ursuline High School, Wimbledon; Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College Sixth Form; University of Leicester 2002 LLB (Hons).


Football, politics, film.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Judge & Priestley LLP fields a ‘strong team across the board‘ in Bromley and utilises new technology to ‘allow for a smart and cost-effective debt recovery service’. The department is divided into two teams, one specialising in commercial and local authority recoveries and the other in insurance recoveries. With a ‘strategic mind,’ Rachel Addai specialises in recovering debts for local authorities, and Uday Patel is a ‘go-to’ commercial litigator, who like Addai has significant strength in insolvency litigation. Patel was also promoted to equity partner in 2021.

London > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Judge & Priestley LLP’s debt recovery group showcases strength in the utilities sector and holds leading gas companies and local authorities as key clients. Experienced litigator Uday Patel oversees the collections and enforcement group alongside Rachel Addai  who specializes in recovering debts for local authorities including on council tax. The team also handles commercial disputes and insolvency work. Associate Frances Boxall focuses on adult social care sundry debts, focusing on deceased debtors.