Rachel’s cases, sometimes involving public liability, inevitably yield damages of £25,000 or more and involve orthopaedic trauma and claims where the client has suffered a serious psychological impact.
She is renowned for treating her clients with care and respect and pursuing the highest possible damages in the shortest possible time.
Rachel values Thompsons’ refusal to represent defendants and to only take the cases of those who have suffered an injury. She says that principle sets the firm apart from competitors, together with its policy of meeting clients in person.
She is a testament to Thompsons’ reputation for developing its own staff through mentoring and training. Her career at the firm started in the post room aged 18 and eventually led to her becoming a secretary. Rachel was supported by Thompsons through night school and college and qualified as a chartered legal executive in 2001.
In her spare time, Rachel loves to be with her children and, when she can find time, she likes walking and reading.
Rachel's case experience
- Negotiated damages of more than £80,000 for a fitter, whose fingers were badly crushed while repairing a machine at work, resulting in the tips of two of his fingers to be amputated.
- Represented a prison officer after he was hit by a riot shield during a training exercise, causing a deep wound to his forehead, securing £29,00 in damages.
- Secured a settlement of £58,000 for a cyclist who sustained a series of injuries when he was hit by a car on a roundabout.