Rachel Russell

Year of Call: 2001

Inn: Gray's Inn

Judicial Office: Recorder

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Very experienced across a range of inquest matters.”

Legal 500,  2021

Rachel advises and represents clients in personal injury matters, acting for both claimants and defendants, including claims concerning fatal accidents and injuries of the utmost severity.  She has particular expertise in Highways Act 1980 matters, acting regularly for several local authorities throughout England and Wales.

Rachel has considerable experience in dealing with ‘disease’ and occupational illness  litigation ranging from noise induced hearing loss cases, to mesothelioma and stress at work.  She regularly advises and appears in trials on such cases, dealing with broad ranging issues from breach of duty to causation and limitation. She often deals with cases concerning accidents involving animals.  Her particular interest is in equine cases, but she regularly advised and represents clients in cases concerning all types of animal.

Rachel frequently appears at Inquests representing all types of interested persons and the bereaved and has been instructed in a number of high profile inquests which have attracted national press coverage. She is able to deal with all issues arising from and associated with Inquests, including Inquests where Article 2 is engaged.

Rachel is willing to accept instructions on a CFA basis in appropriate cases and is qualified to undertake Public Access work in appropriate cases, for further information, please visit our Public Access page.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Oxon)
  • Gray’s Inn Scholar