Fraud & Regulatory Solicitor
Rachel joined Stephensons in 2010. She is an expert in the niche area of fraud and has over 16 years of experience. Rachel is a Solicitor Advocate which means she gained her Higher Rights of Audience to enable her to conduct cases in the Crown Court and Court of appeal in criminal proceedings. Rachel has defended numerous high profile investigations and prosecutions including those by the SFO, HMRC, HSE and the Environment Agency amongst others. She has a special interest in the more recently evolving land banking fraud cases that are being prosecuted with increasing frequency.
She has particular expertise in the field of carousel VAT fraud (MTIC fraud), particularly in the industry sector of telecommunications where she has worked on several long standing trials. Rachel has dealt with mortgage fraud cases, murder, manslaughter by negligence, drugs, conspiracies and corruptions cases. In addition Rachel also has experience in dealing with inquiries and inquests.
Rachel has vast experience of large scale cases and has often dealt with high profile, media sensitive cases. Rachel is known throughout the industry as having meticulous attention to detail and the ability to assimilate vast quantities of material. Rachel is tenacious in her approach and will work tirelessly to protect the rights of her clients. If challenges can be made then Rachel will make them.
Rachel’s professional memberships include:
- VHCC Fraud Accreditation
- North West Fraud Forum
- Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA)
- Solicitors’ Association of Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA)
- Health & Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA)
- Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
- UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Fraud Advisory Panel
- Fraud Women's Network
- The Duty Solicitor Scheme