Rachael Somerset

Position: Principal Associate
Phone: +(44)(0)161 234 8716
Offices:Manchester

What can I do for you?

I am a specialist in commercial dispute resolution, helping a diverse client base manage often stressful situations by assembling a thought out, clear and tactical approach.

My work includes contractual and shareholder disputes, negligence claims against professionals, employee/director breach of restrictive covenants and misuse of confidential information, defamation and disputes arising out of corporate deals including fraudulent misrepresentation.

Supporting my clients’ ambitions

Having been seconded to a PLC retail client, I appreciate first hand the importance of timely, straightforward and strategic assistance, given in conjunction with wider, commercial objectives; this approach is always at the forefront of my advice to clients.

A real highlight for me was the work we did in the High Court obtaining urgent injunctive relief for a national, award winning recruitment business against five defendants for breach of confidential information. The threat to our client was potentially business critical and so it was rewarding to win this case and set a bold precedent to our client’s competitors.

What do others say about me?

Liz Tuer, Company Secretary at Atlas Consulting Group: “Rachael is a consummate professional, who delivers what she says she will, when she says she will. She is very personable. I have recommended her to other companies, who have been delighted with her work.”

Martin Forrest, Finance Director, Gascoigne Halman: “Rachael has always applied common sense in her approach and has given us excellent advice.“

What else should you know?

I am on the Committee of Future Pro Manchester, which represents Pro Manchester’s next generation of business leaders and is an invaluable role for keeping up to speed with contacts and clients in Manchester’s professional services sector. Outside of work I love to travel and am a keen photographer.