Rachael Somerset

Rachael Somerset

Principal Associate

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What can Rachael do for you?

Rachael is a commercial litigator and an expert in reputation management and defamation, particularly in the sports and public sectors.

Rachael lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University to future sporting directors, including leading individuals at Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs. Rachael also lectures to international students at Chester University on the world’s only degree option offering UEFA Coaching.

Supporting your ambitions

Rachael regularly represents high profile clients, including sports individuals, clubs and organisations, charities and corporates. Rachael has acted against institutions including The Sun and Daily Mail. Key clients include household named Premier League footballers and clubs, NHS bodies, corporate organisations and directors and worldwide charitable organisations. Rachael helps clients manage reputational issues, more particularly:

  • Secured significant damages payment on behalf of footballers wrongly accused by national media of match fixing
  • Negotiated take down of articles online on national and international media platforms
  • Secured apologies and corrections
  • Issued and defended libel proceedings
  • Secured strike out of libel claim for NHS body

What do others say?

"Fantastic" principal associate and commercial litigator Rachael Somerset is "a pleasure to work with" - Legal 500

“You have been first class in the whole case and I'm very happy with the outcome." - A client

What else should you know?

As guest of the Professional Footballers Association at an event at the Football Museum, Rachael was once mistaken for England international football captain Faye White and asked for autographs all evening. 

Rachael was highly commended for lawyer of the year by Insider and at the MIMA awards for two years running.

She has previously instructed Cherie Blair (Booth) QC.


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