Rachael Herbert > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real Estate


Rachael acts for both public and private sector clients and advises on all aspects of planning law, with a particular focus on providing strategic advice on large-scale residential led developments, elder care, negotiating and drafting planning agreements, judicial review, public inquiry work and advising on the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Before joined the Firm in 2013, Rachael worked for four and a half years as a lawyer in Australia specializing in planning and environment work.

Rachael was listed as a Legal 500 rising star for Planning in 2019 and in the 2020 Newington Communications Women of Influence list for the property, planning and built environment sector.


Qualified 2009. Senior associate 2018.


Queensland University of Technology, 2009, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Trainee; Queensland University of Technology, 2007, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, (Accountancy)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Planning

(Rising stars)

Rachael HerbertDentons

Dentons‘ advises its varied client base on mixed-use regeneration and large-scale housing projects, and infrastructure and CPO funding mandates. ‘Extremely strong strategist’ Roy Pinnock heads up the team and advises the Government on development consents; developers and planning authorities on strategies for large-scale development; and acts on strategic land promotion and major regeneration projects. Newly promoted partner Michele Vas advises on energy and transport infrastructure and the completion of strategic residential urban extensions, while senior associate Katie Scuoler specialises in infrastructure planning work, CPO and large section 106 agreements, and senior associate Rachael Herbert is noted for her expertise in residential projects.