Rachel Richardson

Counsel Guernsey, London
Next generation lawyer Legal 500 UK 2018

Overview

Rachel specialises in Employment Law and spans both the Dispute Resolution and Corporate teams at Ogier. She advises a wide range of private and public sector employers and senior executives on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including due diligence processes in mergers and acquisitions, immigration and relocation issues, subject access requests, data protection advice and director's duties.
  • Background

    Rachel leads the employment team in Guernsey and works closely with the Jersey team to build on the existing pan island employment presence. She regularly appears before the Guernsey Employment Tribunal and has successfully defended employers in many high profile and pivotal cases on the island.

    Rachel sits on the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Council, having recently acted as Vice President. She spent 10 years growing and developing the Guernsey International Legal Association, and sat as both Vice President and President of that Committee.

    Rachel is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and has been quoted by clients in these directories as: "having excellent industry knowledge" and "gets to the heart of a problem quickly and commercially".

    In 2014 she was listed by Business Brief as one of only 300 "leading business people" in the Channel Islands.

    She is also a member of the following industry bodies and regularly speaks at and attends their events:

    • Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
    • Employment Lawyer's Association
    • Women's Development Forum, Guernsey
    • Women's Business Network, Guernsey           

    Admitted in:

    2007 – England & Wales

     

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  • Recognition

    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 UK 2018
    Impressed with her knowledge and expertise on a staff disciplinary issue. Chambers UK 2017