Rachel is an experienced criminal advocate practising exclusively in crime and is regularly instructed by both the prosecution and defence in serious criminal cases. In particular, she specialises in murder, violence and serious sexual offences.

Rachel is routinely instructed in cases involving a wide range of sexual offences and is well known for her experience in handling such cases, including “grooming rings”, rape, sexual assault, historic abuse and familial offences, as well as digital sexual offences.

As well as conducting legally aided work she is also regularly sought out by private paying clients.

Rachel has a reputation as a formidable opponent with a high success rate across the board. She is a persuasive jury advocate and has particular skill in dealing with vulnerable witnesses, including children as young as 3 years old and other witnesses with learning disabilities, autism and other mental health problems. She is known for her attention to detail and diligent case preparation , as well as excellent client care.

Rachel has been described as:

“hugely persuasive”; “skillful in cross examination”; and “a tenacious advocate”.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • R v OH (2020)

    Defendant convicted of historic sexual assault upon a child.

  • R v MB (2019)

    Defendant convicted of rape and sexual assault of a child family member.

  • R v JG and AG (2019)

    Allegation of rape, sexual assault and grooming over several years. Defendant convicted and received 21 years.

Notable Cases

‘Rachel is an extremely effective advocate. She is excellent with clients and particularly adept at handling cases which require sensitivity. She has a charming manner with jurors and is a first class trial advocate. She is known for her expertise in serious sex cases in particular and she has a talent for assimilating the facts and getting to the crux of a case.’
Legal 500 2023

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • Grade 4 Prosecutor
  • RASSO qualified
  • Qualified Advocacy Trainer at Middle Temple
  • Lecturer in criminal law updates

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