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Rachel Waller 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 deals with a wide range of disputes, mainly relating to Property, Land and Estates, as well as contract law and civil fraud, 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, matters arising from Trusts of Land and Estates, and Contentious Probate. The background to Rachel’s cases often involve sensitive and emotionally challenging subjects, and can encompass elements of capacity, discrimination, Data Protection and privacy. Rachel also acts in respect of the developing area of civil legal remedies connected to online abuse and trolling.

Rachel has a previous background in environmental justice, and has an LLM in Environmental Law.

Rachel is Chair and a trustee of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights charitable Trust and assists the Environmental Law Foundation through their Advice and Referral Centre.

Specialist areas:

  • Land and Estate disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Contract law

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.

"We were helpfully advised [by Rachel] through a long and difficult case which was resolved to our satisfaction."

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