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Rachel has a varied employment, discrimination and human rights law practice. She specialises in cases with crossover equality and human rights law issues, has particular expertise in whistle-blowing law, and is in demand as sole or junior counsel in legally complex and novel litigation. Rachel also undertakes inquests and public inquiry work.
Called to the Bar in 2012. Judicial assistant to Lord Wilson and Lord Hodge in the Supreme Court in 2014-2015. Appointed to the EHRC B-Panel in 2019. Fee-paid Employment Judge from 2020.
Reported cases include: Gray v Mulberry Co (Design) Ltd  ICR 715; NUPFC v Certification Officer  ICR 607; Bou-Simon v BGC  1 All ER (Comm) 955; Kilraine v Wandsworth  ICR 1850; Gilham v Ministry of Justice  IRLR 315; Simpkin v Berkeley Group  4 WLR 11; McCann v State Hospital Board for Scotland  1 WLR 1455; Blackwood v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust  ICR 903.
ELBA, ELA, DLA, ALBA, BHRC, HRLA, Justice, INQUEST, Advocate.
Co-author of OUP’s Employment Law and Human Rights. Contributing author to Supperstone’s Judicial Review, Bullen & Leake’s Precedents of Pleadings, Lewis & Buchan’s Clinical Negligence and Sweet and Maxwell’s Human Rights Practice. Researcher on Baroness Hale's Mental Health Law.
Rachel studied at SOAS (BA History and MA Chinese Studies) and worked in mental health before becoming a barrister.