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Rachael Levene

Work 0161 955 9000
9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC)


In employment law, Rachael acts for both claimants and respondents. Her clients regularly include large corporations and banks, NHS authorities, councils and other public bodies, as well as claimants supported by their trade unions, who often have a keen interest in the outcome, Rachael is a keen advocate. She is quick-thinking and robust in cross-examination. At the same time, Rachael is down to earth, friendly and reassuring to her clients. She is able to put people at their ease and inspire confidence. Rachael is able to appreciate the commercial aspects to litigation and she provides clear and sound advice, Rachael has recently been appointed to the Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and will be on the Treasury Panel List for the next five years. She was also appointed to the approved list of Counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission in 2011. Rachael appears in employment tribunals across the UK and has also appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Hammonds LLP and others v Mwitta (UKEAT/0026/10/ZT in which Rachael was against Leading Counsel)) and the Court of Appeal (Ruhaza v Alexander Hancock Recruitment Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 763, [2010] All ER (D) 33 (Jun)). Further, Rachael has provided representation for judicial mediations. Rachael has experience of all areas of employment law. In particular, Rachael has experience of cases involving: unfair dismissal; discrimination, in all its forms; issues of employment status; whistleblowlng; working time; industrial relations; TUPE; and, costs. As well as advocacy, she also provides advisory and drafting services. In personal injury law, Rachael represents both claimants and defendants. Her clients include large corporations and leading insurance companies. She frequently acts in cases involving fraud and credibility issues, where her quick thinking and strong advocacy have led to many successful outcomes. When acting for her clients, Rachael provides sensitive yet commercial advice. She grasps the litigation risks quickly and regularly assists her professional clients with advice as to settlement value and quantum generally. Rachael specialises in cases involving issues of: employer’s liability; road traffic accidents; tripping and slipping accidents, both at work and on the highway; and inquests.


Called 2006, Gray’s Inn. Appointed to the Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2012-2017) Appointed to the approved list of Counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission in 2011.


Personal Injury Bar Association.


University of British Columbia (LLM, First Class); Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MA, Exhibitioner).

Regional Bar : Northern Circuit


Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Rachael Levene - 9 St John StreetHer practice includes whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases.

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