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Rachel is an Associate Solicitor in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams

Rachel Waller joined Bishop & Sewell following the merger with Fisher Meredith in August 2017. She originally joined Fisher Meredith in April 2010 as a trainee, and qualified as a solicitor in April 2012.

Rachel’s work focuses on claims brought in relation to breaches of Data Protection and privacy, with a particular interest in the developing area of civil legal remedies connected to online abuse and trolling. As such, the matters she deals with often include elements of defamation and harassment.

Rachel has also continued her practice in claims relating to Property, Land and Estates, and contract law, with many cases amounting to complex litigation. A great deal of the substantive law she deals with is environmental, including Nuisance and Negligence as well as neighbour/boundary disputes, and matters arising from Trusts of Land and Estates.

Rachel also acts in relation to Inquests and associated claims.

The background to Rachel’s cases often involve sensitive and emotionally challenging subjects, and can encompass elements of capacity and discrimination.

Given the complexity and breadth of the matters she deals with, Rachel is adept at identifying imaginative and novel solutions to her cases, including seeking equitable or practical remedies, and by enterprising use of Civil Procedure.

Specialist areas:

  • Defamation
  • Data Protection and Privacy breaches (GDPR)
  • Harassment & Nuisance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Contract Disputes
  • Matters relating to Trusts of Land & Estates / TOLATA Claims
  • Inquests and associated claims
  • High Value Personal Injury & Civil Assaults

 

Education

  • LLM (Environmental Law)

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Haldane Society
  • UK Environmental Law Association
  • Wild Law UK

About Me

My interests: I enjoy permaculture gardening, and encouraging my children to cook with what we produce. My youngest has inspired in me a new obsession with bird-watching.

My first job: waitressing, during the school holidays in a café in my home village of Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran.

Alternative career choice: I would have been a humanitarian aid worker.

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