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Rachel Toney

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Practice Areas

Shipping & Commodities


Administrative & Public



Globally ranked “exceptional” leading senior junior (Shipping & Commodities and Administrative & Public law).

Wealth of litigation, arbitration and mediation expertise in a wide range of admiralty, shipping and commercial matters with particular emphasis on shipbuilding and superyachts, having long been instructed in many of the high-value new-build disputes involving the world’s largest and best known superyachts. A uniquely qualified market leader in the field of employment and personal injury related shipping matters.

As Special Advocate, regularly instructed in nationally and internationally high profile, sensitive, national security cases including multi-party private law claims and Judicial Reviews in the Appellate Courts and deprivation/deportation/exclusion appeals before the Special Immigration Appeals Tribunal.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); London Shipping Law Centre; British Maritime Law Association.


Oxford University (1997 BA Law with Legal Studies in Europe, 1st); Konstanz University, Germany (1999 LLM Comparative Law); Called 1998, Lincoln’s Inn; Hardwicke Scholar; Wolfson Scholar; junior counsel to the Crown C Panel 2004; junior counsel to the Crown Panel B 2008; appointed to Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates, 2010.

Fluent German, working knowledge of French.