Rachel is an associate in the firm’s Employment team and Safeguarding Unit.
Rachel advises sports clubs, membership organisations, schools, commercial entities and charities on employment law matters and safeguarding. Rachel deals with contentious, non-contentious, investigatory and advisory matters across a wide range of sectors.
Rachel joined Farrer & Co in September 2018, having qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Rachel has extensive experience advising employers in complex and time-sensitive matters, whether as part of an internal investigation or high-value employment tribunal claim. She is adept at assisting clients with major crises, complex consultations, handling discrete matters and giving day-to-day advice. Rachel has assisted clients across sectors including sports, charities, insurance, healthcare, retail, recruitment, education, and aviation. She is experienced in advising on restrictive covenants, TUPE, contractual matters including exits and settlement agreements, large-scale investigations (including safeguarding matters) and complex disciplinary and grievance matters.
Rachel’s broad practice means she is very experienced in the Employment Tribunal, having managed cases including claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, complex whistleblowing, breach of contract and holiday pay.
Rachel is recognised for her interest in taking a holistic approach when giving advice, prioritising getting to know her clients’ businesses and operations and seeking to build long-lasting relationships with the organisations or individuals she works with.