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Keystone Law

THE OLD COURTHOUSE, ATHOL STREET, DOUGLAS, IM1 1JD, ISLE OF MAN
Tel:
Work 0333 939 8000
Fax:
Fax 0845 458 9398
Email:
Web:
www.keystonelaw.co.uk
Belfast, Belfast BT2, Bristol, Douglas, Guernsey, London

Rachel Berry

Tel:
Work 0333 939 8000
Email:
Web:
www.keystonelaw.co.uk
Keystone Law

Work Department

Human Resources: Employment, Employers and Senior Executives and Dispute Resolution

Position

Rachel is an advocate in the Isle of Man team with specialist focus on employment and dispute resolution. She has assisted with the employment aspects of a number of acquisitions and reorganisations in the Isle of Man, carrying out reviews of employment contracts and advising prospective purchasers of their obligations towards the employees. On the contentious side, Rachel has advised both employers and employees on their disputes, has helped negotiate settlements, drafted compromise agreements and, when a solution could not be reached, appeared before the employment tribunal.
Outside of the employment arena Rachel has a broad litigation experience, having acted in a number of high-value personal injury claims (mostly defendant insurer work), complicated will disputes, and insolvency matters. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: 

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Contracts of employment and consultancy agreements
  • Compromise agreements
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Construction disputes
  • Will and estate disputes
  • Inheritance Act claims

Career

Qualified as a solicitor in 2007 at Appleby, joined Keystone in 2016


Isle of Man

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

At Keystone Law, 'the service provided is exceptionally high quality’ and ‘response times beat the competition’s – they always remain available to meet at short notice’, according to one client. The group is currently advising a liquidator on the Isle of Man law aspects of the winding down of a fund, and Bridgewaters appointed the firm to handle the recoveries of monies owed via security documents. Clients describe practice head Gillian Christian as ‘an outstanding lawyer’ who ‘regularly uses his wealth of knowledge, pragmatism and formidable presence in court’ to ‘steer them through complex legal disputes’. Solicitor Rachel Berry is part of the team guiding a corporate services provider through fraud and breach of contract claims and is also key name to note.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Keystone Law's lawyers 'go out of their way to provide the most responsive service' and some clients 'consider them to be equal to - if not better than - the more established firms on the island'. The full-service offering fields names such as 'pensions law expert' Ben Hughes, who remains as adviser to the Public Sector Pensions Authority with regard to the consolidation of multiple public sector schemes into a unified government scheme, among other matters. Also notable is Gillian Christian, who - with the help of advocate Rachel Berry - is currently advising Whitbread on the opening of a new Premier Inn location on the island. She also provides advice pertaining to redundancies in the context of restructurings and M&A transactions. Consultant Monica Ma is also a name to note.

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