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Rachel Wilson

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


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.

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, co-ordinates global employment projects and assists on transactional related employment matters, as well as assisting with employment related pro-bono matters. Rachel has also undertaken a part-time secondment with an insurance and reinsurance market.

Representative Legal Matters

Since joining the Employment Department, Rachel has worked on a variety of matters including the following:

  • 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 various multi-jurisdictional reorganisations in preparation for the carve out and sale of businesses
  • Conducting employment-related due diligence for a range of companies considering acquisitions
  • Working on the close down of operations in Europe for a US based pharmaceutical company, co-ordinating 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
  • Advised on a number of collective redundancy processes for large UK companies
  • Worked on the employment aspects of the global separation of a large pharmaceutical FTSE 100 company
  • 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 store closures and related redundancies
  • Advising a FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company on employment related matters arising from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

Professional Associations and Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Employment Lawyers Association


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2019)


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