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Rachel is a member of Leigh Day’s specialist personal injury team.

She joined Leigh Day in September 2011 as a trainee solicitor and trained in the clinical negligence and personal injury departments before qualifying in September 2013. She became an associate in April 2017.
 
Rachel works predominantly on personal injury cases involving cyclists and pedestrians who have been involved in serious road traffic collisions.

Rachel works closely with Sally Moore on a range of complex, catastrophic injury claims including brain and spinal injury, serious orthopaedic injury and fatal accident cases.
 
Rachel has worked on cases including:
 
  • A cyclist who was left paralysed when a car carried out a U-turn across his path during a road cycling race and collided with him.
  • A pedestrian who was tragically killed when he was hit by a car whilst crossing the road with his wife.
  • A cyclist who suffered severe facial injuries after a car turned across his path and collided with him.
  • An elderly gentleman who suffered a high level spinal cord injury resulting in tetraplegia and ventilator dependence in a road traffic collision.
  • A cyclist who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury after being struck by a lorry carrying out a dangerous overtake manoeuvre.
  • A cyclist who was tragically killed by a young driver whilst out on a training ride.
 
Rachel will always prioritise rehabilitation for clients where possible and takes a tenacious approach to obtaining early interim payments for clients to alleviate the financial pressure created as a result of being involved in a serious accident.

Rachel is a keen cyclist herself and recently completed the North Coast 500.  She has cycled from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for the Spinal Injuries Association, and will join them again this year in cycling from Budapest to Vienna.

Rachel is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is an APIL Accredited Litigator.

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