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Rachel joined Edwin Coe LLP as a Partner in 1998 to found a dedicated Employment Team within the firm, dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

Rachel, now a Consultant, provides advices to both businesses and senior executives. She represents a diverse group of employers, large and small, on restructuring, outsourcing and supports the Corporate Team on mergers, acquisitions and disposals. In acting for both employers and senior executives, she has a wealth of experience in all types of Tribunal claims, particularly whistleblowing claims and High Court actions dealing with breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, enforcement of restrictive covenants and bonus claims. She also advises on partnership disputes.

Rachel is an outstanding lawyer; she's very approachable and has colossal experience and knowledge of employment law. ...

Chambers UK 2021

Rachel is an outstanding lawyer; she's very approachable and has colossal experience and knowledge of employment law.

Chambers UK 2021

Credentials

  • Ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Chambers UK 2022

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022

  • Named ‘Most Influential Woman in Employment Law 2018’ in AI’s Global Excellence Awards

  • Winner of the ‘Female Employment Lawyer of the Year’ category at the ACQ Law Awards 2018

  • Awarded ‘Employment Lawyer of the Year 2016 by Employment Law Experts

  • ‘Most Outstanding Employment Lawyer – UK’ by Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards 2015

  • Listed as a leading lawyer on The Lawyer Network

  • Member of the Gibraltar Bar

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Quotes

She offers a good service. She is strategic and she is effective.


Chambers UK 2022

She offers a good service. She is strategic and she is effective.

Chambers UK 2022

Rachel Harrap is excellent at identifying key issues and responding appropriately. She is always ahead of the game, a...
Chambers UK 2022

Rachel Harrap is excellent at identifying key issues and responding appropriately. She is always ahead of the game, anticipating the actions available to the other side and nullifying their possible choices."

Chambers UK 2022

Rachel Harrap is an outstanding operator. She is very experienced, very commercial, and technically accomplished. She...
Legal 500 UK 2022

Rachel Harrap is an outstanding operator. She is very experienced, very commercial, and technically accomplished. She knows the law and she knows how to apply it in a practical manner.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Rachel Harrap never disappoints. She has the invaluable ability of being able to cut through, to absorb all the neces...
Legal 500 UK 2021

Rachel Harrap never disappoints. She has the invaluable ability of being able to cut through, to absorb all the necessary information, and then apply the law to get to the desired outcome. She is very strong on strategy which gives her stand out value in my view. I can’t recommend her more highly.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Rachel is an outstanding lawyer; she's very approachable and has colossal experience and knowledge of employment law....
Chambers UK 2021

Rachel is an outstanding lawyer; she's very approachable and has colossal experience and knowledge of employment law.

Chambers UK 2021

Rachel has excellent knowledge and is a great strategic thinker.


Chambers UK 2021

Rachel has excellent knowledge and is a great strategic thinker.

Chambers UK 2021

She is a robust and perceptive litigator with a human touch.


Chambers UK 2019

She is a robust and perceptive litigator with a human touch.

Chambers UK 2019

Rachel Harrap, who has first-class knowledge of the law.


The Legal 500 UK 2019

Rachel Harrap, who has first-class knowledge of the law.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Rachel is an extremely thorough and competent lawyer who always applies her extensive experience to accurately strate...
Chambers UK 2017

Rachel is an extremely thorough and competent lawyer who always applies her extensive experience to accurately strategise all aspects of any case.

Chambers UK 2017

Rachel always gives very practical advice and will got the extra mile to make sure she is always available when neede...
Chambers UK 2018

Rachel always gives very practical advice and will got the extra mile to make sure she is always available when needed.

Chambers UK 2018

Rachel is an extremely thorough and competent lawyer who always applies her extensive experience to accurately strate...
Chambers UK 2017

Rachel is an extremely thorough and competent lawyer who always applies her extensive experience to accurately strategise all aspects of any case.

Chambers UK 2017

Rachel Harrap is commended for being astute, savvy and composed under pressure.


The Legal 500 UK 2016

Rachel Harrap is commended for being astute, savvy and composed under pressure.

The Legal 500 UK 2016

Rachel Harrap is praised for her very focused approach to instructions, with her clients also valuing her availabilit...
Chambers UK 2016

Rachel Harrap is praised for her very focused approach to instructions, with her clients also valuing her availability. Sources note her talent for calmly breaking down any issue into orderly steps.

Chambers UK 2016

Rachel Harrap is a delight to work with because she combines strategic ability with pragmatism. She clearly knows the...
Chambers UK 2015

Rachel Harrap is a delight to work with because she combines strategic ability with pragmatism. She clearly knows the law, will ask you what you want to achieve and will then provide you with options.

Chambers UK 2015

The extremely experienced Rachel Harrap leads Edwin Coe LLP’s four-partner team, which has an exceptional client fo...
Legal 500 UK 2015

The extremely experienced Rachel Harrap leads Edwin Coe LLP’s four-partner team, which has an exceptional client focus

Legal 500 UK 2015

Rachel Harrap is a pragmatic, dedicated and astute lawyer. She makes suggestions instead of just informing us about t...
Chambers UK 2014

Rachel Harrap is a pragmatic, dedicated and astute lawyer. She makes suggestions instead of just informing us about the law.

Chambers UK 2014

Rachel Harrap is highly professional, knowledgeable and supportive, clients say.


Chambers UK 2013

Rachel Harrap is highly professional, knowledgeable and supportive, clients say.

Chambers UK 2013

Rachel Harrap achieves superb outcomes.


Legal 500 UK 2012

Rachel Harrap achieves superb outcomes.

Legal 500 UK 2012

Rachel Harrap is a savvy and clear-sighted adviser.'


Chambers Directory 2012

Rachel Harrap is a savvy and clear-sighted adviser.'

Chambers Directory 2012

Rachel Harrap is everything that a client would want: astute, realistic, and analytical.


Legal 500 UK 2011

Rachel Harrap is everything that a client would want: astute, realistic, and analytical.

Legal 500 UK 2011

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Rachel Harrap

Consultant

Rachel joined Edwin Coe LLP as a Partner in 1998 to found a dedicated Employment Team within the firm, dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

Rachel, now a Consultant, provides advices to both businesses and senior executives. She represents a diverse group of employers, large and small, on restructuring, outsourcing and supports the Corporate Team on mergers, acquisitions and disposals. In acting for both employers and senior executives, she has a wealth of experience in all types of Tribunal claims, particularly whistleblowing claims and High Court actions dealing with breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, enforcement of restrictive covenants and bonus claims. She also advises on partnership disputes.

Expertise

  • Employment: Overview
  • Employment Law
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Charities & non-profit

Credentials

  • Ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Chambers UK 2022

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022

  • Named ‘Most Influential Woman in Employment Law 2018’ in AI’s Global Excellence Awards

  • Winner of the ‘Female Employment Lawyer of the Year’ category at the ACQ Law Awards 2018

  • Awarded ‘Employment Lawyer of the Year 2016 by Employment Law Experts

  • ‘Most Outstanding Employment Lawyer – UK’ by Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards 2015

  • Listed as a leading lawyer on The Lawyer Network

  • Member of the Gibraltar Bar

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4000

Email:
rachel.harrap@edwincoe.com

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