Rachel is a solicitor assisting Frances Swaine in the human rights team at Leigh Day.
Rachel studied Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She joined the firm in 2010 from Bird & Bird LLP. From 2010 to 2012 Rachel was a member of the firm’s employment and discrimination team. She is currently undertaking an internal secondment to the human rights team, where she is specialising in actions under the Human Rights Act and judicial review.
She is involved in a broad range of work including:
- Judicial review and human rights challenges to the manner in which do not resuscitate orders are implemented
- Judicial reviews of healthcare authorities in relation to level of care provided
- Judicial review, equality and human rights challenges in relation to discrimination based on disability and fertility
- Claims for compensation following assaults during deportation attempts
- Claims for compensation following abuse while in the care of a local authority
- Inquests including deaths overseas
- Complaints to the General Medical Council concerning professional misconduct of doctors, often in relation to elderly or disabled persons.
Rachel works with individuals, on legal aid, no-win no fee and a private basis, and with charities and NGOs.