Rachel Richardson > Ogier > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile
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Head of Employment - Guernsey
Rachel specialises in Employment Law and spans both the Dispute Resolution and Corporate teams at Ogier. She advises a wide range of private and public sector employers and senior executives on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including due diligence processes in margers and acquisitions, immigration and relocation issues, subject access requests, data protection advice and director’s duties.
Rachel leads the employment team in Guernsey and works closely with the Jersey team to build on the existing pan island employment presence. She regularly appears before Guernsey Employment Tribunal and has successfully defended employers in many high profile and pivitol cases on the island.
Rachel sits on the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Council, having recently acted as Vice President. She spent 10 years growing and developing the Guernsey International Legal Association, and sat as both Vice President and President of the Committee.
Rachel is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and has been quoted by clients in these directories as: “having excellent industry knowledge” and “gets to the heart of a problem quickly and commercially”.
Rachel is a member of the following industry bodies and regularly speaks at their events:
Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
Employment Lawyer’s Association
Women’s Development Forum, Guernsey
Women’s Business Network, Guernsey
2007 – England and Wales
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Under the leadership of highly-praised practice head Rachel Richardson, Ogier acts for a host of financial services institutions, well-known banks and leading Guernsey-based employers. Significant mandates come from assisting the pan-Channel Island team on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, as well as relocation and immigration issues. Regular contentious instructions include unfair dismissal and discrimination cases, redundancies and restrictive covenant disputes.