Rachel Phillips

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Rachel joined JMW in October 2021 as a Solicitor in the Employment Team, based at the firm’s London office. Rachel joined after completing her training contract at a UK top 100 law firm.

Rachel has experience of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters covering areas such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, breach of contract, whistleblowing and TUPE for a mix of employers and employees across a wide range of sectors including retail, leisure, hospitality, pharmaceutical, finance and technology. Rachel also has experience in dealing with international matters, providing labour law advice to clients with global workforces.

Colleagues have commended Rachel for her attention to detail and ‘can do’ attitude. Rachel works hard to achieve the most desirable outcomes for clients and strives to be responsive and reliable.

Feedback from clients includes “Anita and Rachel are a great team. Their legal advice is very thorough: Takes into account different legal and factual angles. It is an advice given with honesty and integrity. I strongly recommend them to support anyone in employment law matters”.

Examples of Rachel’s experience:

  • Offering HR advice to employers on redundancy, grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Dealing with GDPR queries concerning lawful justifications for processing employee data and preparing data subject access requests.
  • Assisting with settlement negotiations for complex senior employee exits.
  • Advising senior employees on the enforceability and implications of post-termination restrictive covenants.
  • Assisting with complex discrimination law claims relating to disability, sex, age and maternity discrimination.
  • Conducting employment due diligence in multi-million-pound corporate transactions.

Rachel is an active member of the JMW’s CSR Committee and has a particular focus on environmental initiatives. She has also helped pioneer the London office’s vacation scheme programme.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys cooking, travelling and skiing.

Articles Rachel has written and featured in include:

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