A business savvy conflict resolution specialist and non-practising solicitor with 20 years’ experience of finding early solutions to issues that could escalate into protracted disputes or ultimately litigation. Rachael firmly believes that litigation should be the absolute last resort due to the uncertain outcome, unpredictable costs and distraction to core business.
Personable and straight talking, Rachael works with clients as a long term trusted adviser investing her time in understanding their businesses and operating sectors. Her guidance and advice at the early stages of a potential conflict is highly commercial with the driver being to avoid escalation. Once a conflict is resolved, Rachael provides advice on any measures that can be put in place by her client to avoid similar conflicts in the future.
A passionate advocate for all parties and their advisers recognising that disputes are as much about people as they are about the legal issues. An understanding of the psychological dynamic in disputes and her significant commercial negotiation experience give Rachael an edge in terms of finding an early resolution. Rachael is a strong believer that a “win or lose” mentality will always stand in the way of reaching a sensible cost effective resolution to a commercial dispute, her motto is “resolution without conflict”.
Rachael is a pioneer in the legal sector having been one of the first Chief Executives to lead a legal business through to a successful sale. She also oversees her own portfolio of non-legal businesses on a non-executive basis. As an entrepreneurial business owner, Rachael fully understands the benefit to businesses of having certainty around costs and operates on a fixed fee basis for the services that she provides.
Rachael advises business owners and commercial organisations in relation to conflicts with customers/clients, directors, shareholders and third parties.
“The advice we received from Rachael was invaluable to the business. Her straight forward attitude and understanding of our services was unparalleled, not to mention the level of service we received from Rachael and her team.
Working with professionals at this level means that you not only get the service you sought but also advice and tutelage on your business from angles you may never have considered”. - Georgia Halston, Halston Marketing Ltd.
“The advice we received from Rachael was invaluable to the business. Her straight forward attitude and understanding of our services was unparalleled, not to mention the level of service we received from Rachael and her team." - Georgia Halston, Halston Marketing Ltd