Barrister Profile



Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Human Rights
Personal Injury
Public Inquiries


Rachel has a varied civil practice, with a particular focus on public law and civil litigation.

She advises on a broad range of public and administrative law issues, including judicial review, and was instructed in the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

Rachel has experience in a wide range of civil matters including personal injury cases, injunctions, land law, obligations relating to roads and rivers legislation, debt and rates proceedings, housing law and possession proceedings.

She also has experience in private and public law Children Order proceedings including non-party disclosure applications by public bodies, non-molestation order proceedings, and parole hearings.



2014 - 2020; The Bar Council

2015 - 2020; The Bar Education Committee

2015 - 2021; The Bar Charity Committee

2015 - 2016; Chair of the Young Bar Association

2017; Delegate to International Academy of Trial Lawyers


2018; Call to the Bar of Ireland

2012; Call to the Bar of Northern Ireland. Inn of Court Prize

2012; Diploma in Professional Legal Studies with Commendation, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast. Fox Prize for Negotiation

2011; LLB First Class Honours, Queen’s University Belfast


The Independent Public Inquiry into the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (“The RHI Inquiry”)

Re S (Disclosure to a third party) [2019] NIFam 5

Gaughran (Appellant) v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) [2015] UKSC 29