Rachel Higgs > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


Head of commercial disputes team, Norwich. Specialises in complex and high value contract disputes, civil fraud, injunctive work, breach of warranty claims, partnership and shareholder disputes and claimant professional negligence, with a niche specialism in restrictive covenant/breach of confidence cases.  Rachel is a qualified mediator and has extensive experience of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Current cases include a £30m claim for professional negligence and a £7m claim for breach of contract.


Solicitor Mills & Reeve 1984-90; partner Mills & Reeve 1990. Director, The Forum Trust.


Norwich Businesswomen’s Network; ADR Group Accredited Mediator.


King Edward VI Camphill School for Girls, Birmingham; University of Nottingham (1981 LLB Hons Law); Nottingham Law School (1997 LLM Advanced Litigation).


Family, food, current affairs, cinema and reading.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Norwich

(Hall of Fame)

Rachel HiggsMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP‘s Norwich office plays a pivotal role in the firm’s national regulatory, public and commercial disputes practice. ‘They instill confidence, are easy to reach and discuss matters with and always try to progress and complete issues in as non-confrontational way as circumstances permit‘, remarks clients. The firm handles contentious matters for regional, national and international clients in the financial services, food and beverage, life sciences, technology, automotive, energy, government, health and education sectors with a particular focus on mid-market corporates. Lead partner Rachel Higgs is ‘a star of the provincial litigation market – very bright, very experienced, she applies both intellect and common sense to her clients’ legal problems‘. Associate Abaigh Compton is also recommended.