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Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker

Rachel specialises in civil law and has a deserved reputation for her friendly and warm personality and excellent client care. Rachel returned to the civil Bar in 2016 after a prolonged break, during which time she worked in-house, set up a small business and had a career break with her family.
Rachel’s experience of life away from the civil courts helps her to relate to people of all backgrounds and clients regularly comment on her collaborative approach and her ability give clear and accessible guidance and advice.

Property:
Rachel deals with a broad range of property disputes. She acts for both landlords and tenants in possession and deposit proceedings and also has wide experience in cases involving service charges, leases, property-related injunctions and boundary disputes.

Rachel also has expertise in applications for Charging Orders and Orders for Sale as well as applications brought under The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

Contract:
Rachel deals with all levels of commercial and contractual cases from those on the small claims track through to high value disputes. She has experience in a broad range of contract disputes and can also help clients mediate with the other parties involved.

Personal Injury:
Rachel undertakes personal injury work and acts for private individuals as well as for companies, charities and other organisations. Her extensive experience includes the provision of advice before proceedings are even issued and her warm personality and experience of dealing with vulnerable witnesses and clients is of particular value in cases involving serious injury and fatality.

Employment:
Rachel acts for both Claimants and Respondents in a range of employment cases including discrimination, unfair dismissal and unpaid wages. She is able to give practical advice and guidance at an early stage and encourages parties to try to resolve their disputes without embarking on stressful and lengthy litigation.

What the clients say

“We would like to thank Rachel for her outstanding work from first contact to the final conclusion.  Our case arose out of years of litigation and she was on top of it throughout. Yes, I know that’s what barristers are supposed to do, but I’ve worked with several over the years and she is head and shoulders above them and a great advertisement for direct access. Her submission in Court was succinct, well presented and argued… Rachel was also highly sympathetic and empathetic both towards me and to my wife and friends. No one could have done a better job.” (October 2019)

“Thank you for doing such an excellent job yesterday. I very much appreciated your concise briefing and support…and of course your expert handling of all the last-minute twists and turns in the case” (August 2019)

“I appreciated you taking the time and trouble to come to see us here and it was certainly a very useful meeting. Your very prompt attendance note is also appreciated. Your advice is clear and well received.” (August 2018)

Areas of Law

Property

Contracts and Debt recovery