Rachel is part of Thompsons Solicitors’ Asbestos Disease Team and covers cases across the north west of England.
Based in Liverpool, Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2011 whilst working at Thompsons and has more than 14 years experience of personal injury litigation.
Rachel specialises in asbestos-related diseases such as pleural plaques, thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
A tenacious investigator, Rachel conducts research, reviews records and communicates with clients, insurers and experts to obtain evidence supporting liability and causation in claims for asbestos-related diseases.
Rachel also helps trace insurers for companies that no longer exist to pursue claims for asbestos victims.
Achieving justice for victims and their families and campaigning for safer workplaces are Rachel’s favourite aspects of working at Thompsons.
When not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her three young children as well as running and reading.
RACHEL’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Asbestos claim: Rachel’s client had previously settled a case for asbestosis on a provisional basis so that the claim could be reopened if his condition significantly worsened. After three years, the client returned to Thompsons due to a deterioration in his health. Although the medical evidence Rachel gathered was supportive of the new claim a settlement was not offered. After issuing court proceedings, Rachel secured for her client a settlement of £20,000, in addition to the sum already received, without the need for a trial.
Mesothelioma claim: Rachel’s client was exposed to asbestos while in the Merchant Navy and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma. Rachel carried out extensive research to identify the insurer responsible, which can be very difficult in cases involving the Merchant Navy, and secured a six figure settlement. Sadly, the claimant died shortly before the case was resolved and the settlement went to his family.
Rachel’s former client said: “Every time I phoned with a query (Rachel) spoke to me with courtesy and care and put me at ease. I am happy with the letter I have just received explaining everything to me. Thank you very much for your service.”