Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2006

KC: 2024

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Employment Law
Personal Injury


Rachel, having been called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2006, has extensive experience in advising and conducting litigation in a wide range of courts. In the employment tribunals, county court, high court and the court of appeal Rachel has represented clients in employment disputes, personal injury actions, judicial reviews and commercial actions.

Rachel regularly acts on behalf of the Department for Infrastructure, Department of Justice, Police Service of Northern Ireland, as well as representing private clients.


Level 4 Diploma in Management

2:1 LLB Law, Queen’s University, Belfast

MSSC Criminal Justice, Queen’s University, Belfast

2009 - present; Member and Committee Member of the Employment Lawyers Group (NI)

2013 - 2014; Honorary Secretary for the Employment Lawyers Group (NI)

Trainer for Advocacy Training Board for the Bar Council for Northern Ireland

Qualified Mediator

2007 - 2012; Sub-Editor of the Bulletin of Northern Ireland Law

Appointed to Counsel Panel for Government Legal Services

Member of the Commercial Bar Association

Member of the Medico- Legal Society

Committee Member of the Medico-Legal Society (2016-2019)

Honorary Secretary for the Northern Ireland Medico Legal Society (2018-present)


TF v Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman [2022] NICA 17

Bronckaers, Dr Tamara Bertha Johanna v Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (5980/18IT)

Belo v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] NIKB 20

Inquest touching upon the death of Lillian Marjorie Cawdery & anor [2023] NICoroner 22

Sweetlove, Julie v Ministry of Defence (22467/19IT)

Boyle, Shona v Caterpillar (NI) Limited (9986/18IT)

Ryan, Veronica & anor v Secretary of State [2021] NICA 42

In The Matter Of An Application By Veronica Ryan For Judicial Review [2020] NIQB 47

Tadeusz Stach V Department For Communities And Department For Work And Pensions [2020] NICA 4

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) & another v Agnew (Alexander) and others; [2019] NICA 32

Stach, Tadeuz; in re application for judicial review [2018] NIQB 93

O’Neill, Luke; in re application for judicial review [2017] NIQB 68

McMullan, Patricia Ann v The Department for Regional Development; [2017] NIQB 4

Clough, Laura v Education Authority 2824/16 IT

Cook, Jonathan; in re application for judicial review [2016] NIQB 38 (for the Respondent)

X v Ministry of Defence [2015] NICA 44

McKinstry (Philip) v Moy Park, Gary Maxwell and Brian Johnston [2015] NICA 12

Mihail, Andreas v Lloyds Banking Group [2014] NICA 24

Moore, William v Michelin Tyre Plc [2014] NIIT 847/13IT

Wojcik, Malgorzata v Moy Park Limited [2013] NIIT 01289/11IT

PH v Department for Social Development (II) [2013] NICom 50

Corche, Radu v O’Kane Poultry Group [2011] NIIT 02331/10IT

Stewart, Dr Adriel v Western Health & Social Care Trust [2011] NIIT 02500/10IT

Cardia, Carlos v Moy Park Ltd [2011] NIIT 00715/11IT

Wilson, Helen Catherine v Provincial Care Services Agency & others [2010] NIIT 00431/10IT


2009 - 2012; Sub Editor for the Bulletin of Northern Ireland Law