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Rachel is a senior associate in the Court of Protection team in Basingstoke. She has experience in assisting professional and lay deputies and trustees on varied and complex high value cases and a particular interest in acquired brain injury cases, supporting clients in receipt of compensation as a result of personal injury or clinical negligence. She works closely with litigation teams to ensure that compensation awards are appropriately protected and managed from the outset.
Rachel advises on applications to the Court of Protection including for the appointment of deputies, approval of statutory wills and applications relating to trusts. She also assists on the setting up and ongoing administration of personal injury trusts.
After qualifying with Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2010, Rachel worked with the Court of Protection team until 2013 and then re-joined the firm in 2018. In the interim, she gained valuable experience in general private client work with a focus on lay applications to the Court of Protection and advising on wills and estate planning for vulnerable beneficiaries. She is a full member of STEP, the world’s leading organisation for private wealth professionals, and listed as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500, which describes her as 'fantastic - very proactive, practical and approachable'.