Rachel Baker appears in the High Court before the Vice President of the Court of Protection in case concerning the mental capacity of a young adult - Feb 2023
Rachel accepts instructions across a range of civil, Court of Protection and Public Law matters.
Rachel has a deserved reputation for her friendly but professional and thorough approach as well as her excellent client care and the ability to put even the most nervous and vulnerable of litigants and witnesses at ease.
With her extensive experience in a range of courts and tribunals and having previously practised at the criminal bar, Rachel has strong advocacy skills as well as the attention to detail and analytical skills required in her paperwork practice.
Rachel returned to the Bar in 2016 after a long absence, during which time she worked in-house, ran a business and also had a career break with her family.
Rachel spent some years as a Trustee of a local educational charity as well as Governor of a local primary school with a large number of children on the SEN register.
Her wide range of life experience away from the Bar informs and complements Rachel’s legal practice and approach and is highly valued by solicitors and clients alike.
Rachel is also an Associate Lecturer of Law, a pupil supervisor and provides training and seminars to solicitors and professional clients. In her spare time she enjoys open water swimming, skiing and live music and theatre.View full profile »
1 week to go for Brighton Legal Walkers! - Jun 2021
We’re getting ourselves ready for the London Legal Support Trust (LLST)’s Brighton Legal Walk 2021 on 21st June 2021. Show your support for this excellent charity providing access to justice...
Gestmin v Credit Suisse: Restating and Re-evaluating the Court’s Approach to Witness Evidence - Jun 2021
Rachel Baker considers the case of Gestmin SGPS S.A. v Credit Suisse  EWCA 3560 (Comm) and its relevance to the preparation of witness evidence. In 2013 the High Court commercial case of...
PART 36: A Round Up of Recent Developments by Rachel Baker - Mar 2021
I often explain to clients that, contrary to popular opinion, much of a lawyer’s time is spent advising people on how to keep out of court rather than encouraging them into it. If nothing else,...
Reflections on Reflective Loss: Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited  UKSC 31 - Oct 2020
A recent Supreme Court decision in Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited  UKSC 31 has restated the longstanding principle of “reflective loss” in a way that will be of interest even to...
Catch up on our latest Civil Law Seminar on housing possession claims and civil procedure amendments - Aug 2020
Catch up on our recent civil law seminar with experts Rachel Baker and Matthew Withers. The recording of the event and speaker's slides are linked below for you to listen at your convenience. ...
Remote Court Hearings and How to Manage Them - May 2020
Rachel Baker offers tips and guidance for litigants in person facing remote civil court hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic Since March 2020 lawyers have been working in unprecedented...
Possession Proceedings under Covid-19: the Latest From the Court of Appeal - May 2020