Rachel initially joined Hugh James in 2006 working within the Conveyancing team. In 2008, she began working as a Paralegal within the Clinical Negligence Department and it was at that point that she developed a keen interest in this area of law.
In 2010 Rachel started her training to become a Chartered Legal Executive and qualified as a Fellow Chartered Legal Executive within the Clinical Negligence Department in 2013.
Whilst working within the Clinical Negligence Department, Rachel has gained extensive knowledge and experience dealing with a wide variety of clinical negligence claims ranging from orthopaedic claims, misdiagnosis claims, pressure sore claims, gynaelogical claims, mis-prescription claims and surgical negligence. She has dealt with claims against both private practices and the NHS.
In addition to dealing with clinical negligence claims, Rachel has extensive experience of advising clients under the NHS Redress – Putting Things Right complaints process.
She also assists with running Hugh James’s free advice clinic in Merthyr Tydfil. The purpose of these clinics is to provide free legal advice to those who have concerns with regards to any aspect of the medical treatment that they have received.
What do you love most about your job?
Being in the privileged position of making a real difference to the lives of those who find themselves in difficult and distressing situations as a result of clinical negligence.
What do you like to do outside work?
I am a keen cake baker who also enjoys reading and socialising with family and friends.