Rachel has a busy criminal practice on the South East and Midlands circuits.
Clients and witnesses alike have commended Rachel for her sensitive and patient approach, and she is often instructed in cases involving vulnerable or young defendants or witnesses. With recent experience in both private and public family law she is able to advise on the wider implications of cases involving domestic disputes and children.
In 2015 Rachel attended a one week advocacy course hosted by the Florida Bar Association as the recipient of a scholarship provided by the South Eastern Circuit, and acts as an advocacy trainer for Lincoln’s Inn to students on the Bar Professional Training Course.
Before coming to the Bar Rachel spent two years in Vancouver, Canada, working in the labour law department of an international corporate law firm. She has also previously worked as a caseworker in a large London legal aid firm, representing clients detained under the Mental Health Act at Mental Health Tribunals.
Rachel’s other experience includes an internship with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Ghana, and sitting as a community member of a Youth Offender Panel.
Rachel appears for the prosecution and defence in the Crown Court, in a range of offences from benefit fraud and drug supply to serious violence and possession of indecent images. She is also instructed in relation to all other applications and proceedings in the Crown Court including Proceeds of Crime Act hearings, Mental Health Act disposals and cases in which the defendant’s fitness to plead is in issue.
Rachel is a member of the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel at Level 2.
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