Rachel has an industry-leading specialism in the horseracing and equine world, acting for a range of businesses and individuals in the sector, including Turf TV and the European Breeders’ Fund, on a wide range of legal issues, often where industry knowledge is required. She is personally involved in the racing industry as an owner and former amateur jockey. Rachel brings value, commercial insight and a client’s perspective to HR issues having spent a period as a main board director of British horseracing’s administrators, Weatherbys. She also delivers training to the British Racing School and Northern Racing College’s trainers’ licensing courses. Rachel deals with issues such as disputes relating to the sale and purchase of horses, veterinary negligence claims, and health and safety in the equine industry. She has undertaken consultancy work for a range of industry bodies.
Founder member of Women in Racing.
1994 qualified as a solicitor; 1994–2014 solicitor then partner at Taylor Vinters LLP; 2014–15 Racing and Stud Book Director at Weatherbys Thoroughbred Limited; 2015–Present Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law.
Horace Hayes’‘bible’ 'Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners and Westlaw Encyclopaedia' on the subject of ‘horses’.