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Rachel Wilson

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Rachel is an associate in the Employment team, based in London. She joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in September 2017. She subsequently qualified as an associate and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in September 2019. As part of her training contract, Rachel spent time in the Employment, Pensions, IT/Commercial and Corporate M&A departments.

Practice Focus

Rachel advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters across a wide variety of sectors. Rachel assists with employment-related disputes, provides day-to-day general counsel support on employment queries, coordinates global employment projects and assists on transactional related employment matters, as well as assisting with employment-related pro-bono matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for an airline in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings seeking an injunction against a trade union in relation to proposed industrial action.
  • Assisted with employment aspects of a multijurisdictional reorganization in preparation for the sale of a business, including coordinating local advice on methods of employee transfer and information and consultation requirements for a Fortune 500 NYSE-listed company.
  • Conducting employment-related due diligence for a range of companies considering acquisitions.
  • Working on the closedown of operations in Europe for a US-based pharmaceutical company, coordinating and preparing advice, documents and processes for redundancies across various European jurisdictions.
  • Assisting various clients dealing with data subject access requests from employees and former employees.
  • Acted for a large UK children's charity on a pro bono basis in defending a harassment and discrimination claim from a former employee.
  • Prepared and negotiated a large number of settlement agreements for the UK aspect of a large global redundancy project for a manufacture and retail client.
  • Advised on a collective redundancy process for a UK hospitality client impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advises on day-to-day employment law issues such a grievance, performance and disciplinary processes, contract reviews and ad-hoc queries for a fashion retail client, including advice on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and other COVID-19 related issues, including store closures and related redundancies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Employment Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2019)

Education

  • BPP University (LPC) (2017)
  • Queen's University Belfast (LLB) (2016)