Rachel also undertakes a broad range of judicial review work as part of her immigration and asylum practice. This often involves challenging certification, fresh claim refusals, removal, and other immigration-related public law challenges. She regularly advises in family finance, disputes and abuse matters.
Rachel is former co-chair of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, a national group with around 2,500 members. During her time as co-chair, Rachel was jointly responsible for the strategic direction of the group and for co-ordinating its activities campaigning against legal aid cuts, promoting social mobility and protecting the interests of junior lawyers who believe in the importance of legally-aided work as a means of achieving social justice.
Rachel has written regularly for Solicitors Journal and Legal Action magazine on access to justice and social mobility issues.
Rachel’s background as a youth worker and in the voluntary sector makes her particularly skilled at working with vulnerable clients, including young people, highly traumatised clients and those with mental health problems.
Rachel is the co-director of Claiming Space, a Community Interest Company delivering in-person and online training for lawyers working with vulnerable populations.