Rachel is a Partner in the Commercial and Regulatory Disputes team, who specialises in financial services regulatory investigations and banking and financial markets litigation.
She has acted for and advised various financial institutions and corporate entities, including banks, brokers, asset managers, custodians trading platforms, SIPP operators and payment services providers, as well as individuals within those organisations, in a wide range of complex matters, including multi-jurisdictional regulatory and fraud investigations, disputes and enforcement proceedings. Rachel has also been appointed as a Skilled Person pursuant to s166 FSMA 2000. Her expertise in the sphere of regulatory issues has led her to advise in connection with matters involving numerous regulatory bodies, including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Payment Services Regulator, the Insolvency Service of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the National Crime Agency and the Financial Reporting Review Panel to name but a few. Particular areas of regulatory compliance include market abuse / insider dealing, mis-selling, suitability / appropriateness, AML, market manipulation, systems and controls, treating customers fairly and transaction reporting.
Rachel joined Osborne Clarke LLP in January 2017, having previously been a partner at King & Wood Mallesons LLP (formerly SJ Berwin) and Gibson Dunn and having trained and qualified at Freshfields in 1997.
Rachel is recommended for financial services, banking litigation and commercial litigation by Legal 500. She is known for her calm relaxed style and her ability to cut through the detail and give straight talking advice.