Rachel Segal


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Call: 2013 (Lincoln’s Inn)

Qualifications: BPTC (Nottingham Law School) – Very Competent (Top in year in Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation).
Grad LLB (Nottingham Law School) – First Class
GDL (University of Plymouth) – Distinction
PhD (Newcastle University)
PGCertHE (Open University)
MA by research (University of Leeds)
BA (Hons) in Music with English Literature (University of Leeds)

Professional Memberships: Member, Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA); Associate member, Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)

 

Expertise


During pupillage, Rachel has worked on a broad range of cases across a number of clinical specialisms including oncology, obstetrics, gynaecology, gastroenterology, urology, residential care provision and dental treatment. She has attended JSMs, conferences and trials in the County and High Courts.

Rachel has drafted advices, skeleton arguments and pleadings on matters involving the Highways Act, Animals Act, Package Tour Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Employer’s and Public Liability, industrial disease and road traffic accidents.

Prior to commencing pupillage she was a County Court Advocate on the North Eastern Circuit, representing claimants and defendants in MOJ Stage 3 and infant settlement hearings, interim applications, CMC and CCMCs in addition to banking and finance-related litigation and enforcement actions.

Practice Overview

Rachel is a barrister specialising in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. She has a busy court and paper practice, being regularly instructed on a range of matters involving Employer’s and Public Liability, Highways Act, RTA-related claims and dental negligence and accepts instructions across the spectrum of PI law and low-value clinical/dental negligence.

During her first six under her supervisors Vanessa McKinlay (Head of Clinical Negligence) and Matthew White she worked on a broad range of cases across a number of clinical specialisms including oncology, obstetrics, gynaecology, gastroenterology, urology, residential care provision and dentistry. She has attended JSMs, conferences and trials in the County and High Courts.

Rachel has drafted advices, skeleton arguments and pleadings on matters involving the Highways Act, Animals Act, Package Tour Regulations, Health and Safety legislation, Employer’s and Public Liability, industrial disease and road traffic accidents.

Prior to commencing pupillage she was a County Court Advocate on the North Eastern Circuit, representing claimants and defendants in MOJ Stage 3 and infant settlement hearings, interim applications, CMC and CCMCs in addition to banking and finance-related litigation and enforcement actions.

Before training for the Bar, Rachel was a full-time academic for many years, lecturing in musicology and specialising in Golden Era Hollywood film scoring and latterly working in Higher Education Policy Research. She is a recognised expert on the composer Franz Waxman (a particular focus of her PhD) on whom she has contributed a range of publications, including a Composer of the Week series for BBC Radio 3. She was until recently a professional classical cellist and singer.

Rachel joined Chambers as a tenant on 1 October 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage.