Rachel accepts instructions in all of Chambers' main areas of practice.

Rachel was Judicial Assistant to Lord Reed and Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill in the UK Supreme Court from 2014 to 2015.  She then spent a year at Harvard Law School as a Kennedy Scholar. 

Before pupillage at Blackstone, Rachel worked as a lawyer at a leading human rights and law reform NGO for two years, in which role she worked with judges, policy-makers and MPs.  She also taught EU Law at Balliol College, Oxford and Medical Law at the LSE.  

Rachel was elected to the Council of the human rights organisation Liberty in 2018. 

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Public & Regulatory

Rachel accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' public law and regulatory practice.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Rachel accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' civil liberties and human rights practice.

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Employment

Rachel accepts instructions on all aspects of employment law.

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Commercial

Rachel accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.

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EU & Competition

Rachel accepts instructions in all areas of EU and competition law.

Before coming to Blackstone, Rachel taught EU law at Balliol College, Oxford. 

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Public International Law

Rachel accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' public international law practice.

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Achievements

Education

  • BA Law with Law Studies in Europe (Oxon, First Class Honours, 3rd in year)
  • LLM (LSE, Distinction, 1st in year)
  • LLM (Harvard, Kennedy Scholar)

Prizes and scholarships

  • Phoenicia Scholarship (Bar European Group, 2018)
  • Dean's Scholar Prize (Harvard Law School, 2016)
  • Kennedy Scholarship (Kennedy Memorial Trust, 2015-16)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn, 2012)
  • Lawyers' Alumni Prize for highest mark in the year (LSE, 2012)
  • 11KBW Prize for highest mark in human rights law (LSE, 2012)
  • Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law (University of Oxford, 2011)
  • Balliol College scholar (2009-2011)

Publications

  • “Innovations in personally-delivered advice: surveying the landscape” (2018) JUSTICE, available here
  • "Applications to Set Aside Permission to Appeal and the Duty of Candour: R (Mohammad Shahzad Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 416”  (2017) 22 Judicial Review 157-164
  • “Planning, confiscation orders and ‘criminal lifestyle’: a square peg for a round hole?”  (2014) 9 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law 972-978

Volunteering and Pro Bono

Rachel has volunteered for Liberty's advice line since 2016, providing human rights advice to members of the public. 

She has also represented clients pro bono for the Free Representation Unit (FRU) and the Independent Provider of Special Educational Advice (IPSEA).

Moots

  • UK Environmental Law Association Moot (2014) - winner (judged by Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill)
  • European Law Moot Court (2012) - reached the regional semi-finals (in English and French)


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