Rachel Barrett returns to Cloisters Chambers


Cloisters is delighted to welcome Rachel Barrett back from a year’s secondment to the Supreme Court and Privy Council, where she acted as Judicial Assistant to Lord Wilson and Lord Hodge JJSC.

She was closely involved in several high profile cases across Chambers’ areas of practice, including Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan [2014] UKSC 68 (concerning the extent of midwives’ right to conscientious objection to abortion); Mathieson v SSWP [2015] UKSC 47 (a human rights and discrimination challenge to the withdrawal of disability living allowance); and Coventry v Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50 (on the compatibility of the pre-LASPO civil litigation costs regime with Article 6 ECHR).

Rachel returns to resume her practice in employment, discrimination and equality law, personal injury,  clinical negligence,  mental health, human rights, regulatory, public and commercial law having extended the breadth and flexibility of her legal expertise and gained a unique insight into the workings of the judiciary at the highest level.

For information about Rachel’s practice contact her clerks at: clerks@cloisters.com

To read Rachel’s blog about the day-to-day role of a Judicial Assistant click here.