Rachel regularly appears led and unled in all New South Wales and Federal courts and has appeared in the High Court. She also has experience in various commissions of inquiry and tribunals.
Rachel’s work covers large-scale and complex litigation, as well as leading strategy and running hearings in smaller disputes. She acts for public and private corporations, government departments and agencies, and individuals.
In the last twelve months, she has acted for the auditors in the Dick Smith shareholder class action; the plaintiffs in the Takata airbags class action; appeared twice unled in judicial review matters in the New South Wales Court of Appeal, and has appeared elsewhere in matters canvassing electoral law, land tax, restraint of trade, partnership disputes, insolvency, and trustee duties.
Rachel was admitted to practice in 2008 and, prior to coming to the bar, worked in commercial litigation at King & Wood Mallesons. She served as Associate to a Justice of the High Court, and completed the BCL at Oxford University with Distinction. She attained the highest mark in the bar exams and was awarded the Christopher Gee QC prize for evidence and advocacy.
Rachel’s practice areas include:
- Administrative & public law
- Class actions
- Commercial & financial services
- Corporations law & Insolvency
- Equity & trusts
- Professional negligence
BCL (Dist) (Oxon) 2011
BIR/LLB (Hons I) (University Medal) (Bond) 2007
Date of admission to the Bar