Rachel graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy, Ethics and English Literature in 2016 and began working in a small firm specialising solely in Family Law shortly after graduation. During her employment, Rachel began studying part time and obtained a Masters in Qualifying Law and subsequently, she achieved a distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Rachel qualified as a solicitor in September 2021 at Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors and moved to MSB in April 2022. Throughout her training contract, Rachel’s main focus included protecting those experiencing domestic abuse and representing clients involved in both private and public children matters.
Rachel has links with various refuges and domestic abuse support centres which assist both females and males experiencing domestic abuse. Rachel takes pride in representing clients from all backgrounds and represents vulnerable clients including those who are suffering with their mental health, have drug and alcohol addictions, additional learning difficulties and those who are involved in cases which include serious allegations such as neglect and physical or sexual abuse. Rachel has a calm and caring approach and clients have often told her that they feel at ease speaking to her about the distressing issues that they are facing.
Rachel is passionate about the right to access legal advice and representation and does not believe that a client’s financial circumstances should impede this right. Rachel will therefore explore all avenues to ensure that those who are eligible for Legal Aid receive the proper funding for their case, and will often apply for exceptional funding for those who may not necessarily meet the strict criteria set by the Legal Aid Agency.