Rachel practised in the City at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Olswang LLP as a finance solicitor, specialising in Restructuring and Insolvency, before working in-house at Development Securities Plc (now U+I Plc) in a largely commercial role. This combination of private and in-house practice afforded her a dual perspective (both as instructed and instructing solicitor) on the relevance and importance of commercial awareness to the development and success of today’s lawyers and law firms.
Whilst a lawyer in private practice, Rachael delivered technical and skills training to clients, lawyers, trainees and executive support teams, and was significantly involved in both business development and knowledge management for the practice. Given her experience working in and with law firms, she has a particular interest in lawyer commerciality and the alignment of legal advisory services with clients’ needs and objectives.
Rachael has also been appointed a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire Business School in their Strategic Management Group.