Bishop & Sewell

Rachel is a Partner and a member of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams

Rachel’s work focuses on Contentious Probate and Trusts, including complex litigation. Rachel also acts in relation to Inquests and associated claims.

The background to Rachel’s cases tend to involve sensitive and emotionally challenging subjects, frequently encompassing elements of capacity and discrimination, and as such Rachel has experience of dealing with matters in the Court of Protection. Rachel’s client’s are often vulnerable, and she has extensive experience of dealing with the difficult family dynamics that can regularly be found at the root of the matters she acts on.

In addition, Rachel acts 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 maintained her general Litigation Practice, and continues to act on claims relating to Property, Land and Estates. Given the complexity and breadth of her claims, she 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:

  • Matters relating to Trusts of Land & Estates / TOLATA Claims
  • Inquests and associated claims
  • Contentious probate
  • Issues arising in respect of Estate and Inheritance
  • Harassment & Nuisance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Contract Disputes
  • Boundary Disputes
  • High Value Personal Injury & Civil Assaults
  • Defamation
  • Data Protection and Privacy breaches (GDPR)”


  • Master of Laws


  • The Law Society
  • Court of Protection Practitioner’s Association

About Me

My interests: Outside of work I enjoy being with my family and friends, and socialising, particularly when good food, wine and interesting discussions are involved. Where time allows I indulge myself with time at a theatre or gallery. I unwind by spending time in nature and permaculture gardening.

Alternative career choice: If I hadn’t been swayed to fight the good fight as a lawyer, I would have been a humanitarian aid worker.