Rachel McDonnell

Rachel McDonnell

Head of Commercial Disputes (Norwich)

  • Norwich
  • +(44)(0)1603 693422
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What can Rachel do for you?

Rachel is a specialist dispute resolution lawyer and has been helping clients to resolve their disputes for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in high value corporate and commercial litigation, banking and financial services litigation, alternative dispute resolution (including mediation), and financial services contentious regulatory matters including enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. 

Supporting your ambitions

Rachel supports clients in resolving complex commercial and corporate disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions, breach of warranty and indemnity claims, joint venture and shareholder disputes and various other high value contractual claims.

Examples of Rachel’s recent financial services experience include:

  • representing a company defending a claim for USD300 million brought in the Commercial Court under several guarantees
  • acting for the former Chief Executive of an IFA network before the Upper Tribunal in defence of Financial Conduct Authority enforcement proceedings
  • representing various firms in defence of enforcement proceedings. Rachel also advises on wider remedial actions, including customer redress exercises.

What do others say?

Rachel is described in Legal 500 as "an excellent associate - she is technically very capable and also has lots of commercial common sense."


What else should you know?

Born and bred in Norfolk, Rachel spent ten years working for a leading global law firm in London before returning to East Anglia. In her spare time, when not looking after her two young children, Rachel is a keen horse rider.


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