Rachel’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of real estate disputes, with substantial experience of development work, major public infrastructure projects and resulting compulsory purchase compensation claims. She has acted on vacant possession issues, service charge disputes, dilapidations claims, restrictive covenant issues, rent reviews, renewal of business tenancies and professional negligence matters. Rachel has extensive experience of general commercial disputes which involve real estate assets, such as breach of contract and misrepresentation. Rachel deals with many matters from start to finish, providing strategic input at the pre-action stage with a view to avoiding litigation where possible and has extensive experience of preparing cases for mediation, to assist clients in settling cases without the costs and uncertainties of trial.

Rachel qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2010, with full rights of audience to act on matters in the higher courts.

Legal 500 and Chambers list Rachel as a Recommended Associate, with clients describing her as “highly competent” and “very able”.

Main areas of expertise

  • Development disputes
  • Service charge issues
  • Rent review
  • Dilapidations
  • Break clauses
  • Landlord and tenant disputes

Types of clients that Rachel works with

  • Developers
  • Pension Funds
  • REITs
  • Landowners
  • Banks

Qualifications

  • Solicitor Advocate (2010)
  • Legal Practice Course, York (2004)
  • Law LL.B (Hons.), University of Exeter (2003)

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