Rachael is a solicitor in Stephensons' dispute resolution team.
Rachael started at Stephensons in February 2013 as a graduate paralegal in the dispute resolution team, having graduated from the University of Manchester in 2012 with an LLB (Hons) law degree. Whilst working at the firm, Rachael completed her legal practice course at the University of Law.
Rachael then left the department to undertake her training contract in September 2016.
Having gained experience across the firm for her first three seats, Rachael returned to the dispute resolution team for her final seat and qualified as a solicitor in September 2018.
Rachael has a particular passion for, and specialises in, inheritance and contentious probate disputes. Rachael has dealt with these cases since starting at the firm, helping clients challenge estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, where they have been left out of a Will or have not inherited due to the intestacy rules. Rachael also deals with challenging the validity of Wills and breach of trust claims. Rachael is currently undertaking a further qualification in order to become a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.
Rachael also specialises in professional negligence disputes against a range of professions, including solicitors, surveyors, architects and builders. As well as the above, Rachael also deals with general consumer claims under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.