Areas of Expertise
Rachel advises Registered Providers on a wide range of banking and corporate transactions, including syndicated and bilateral loans, financial due diligence, merger re-financing, security arrangements, bond issues, intra-group funding, the funding of Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs), Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) and interest rate derivatives and related security.
Rachel trained and qualified at Watson, Farley and Williams and then joined Devonshires 2003 – 2008. In addition to her broad social housing and charity experience, she gained extensive experience advising PFI lenders, while at Bevan Brittan, and NHS and healthcare providers, while at Capsticks, on all manner of commercial, procurement, PFI and governance matters, before returning to Devonshires banking, corporate and governance team in 2017.
Rachel graduated from Sheffield University with a BA in Russian and Spanish, before completing her CPE at the University of Birmingham and LPC at Nottingham Law School.
Rachel always seems to be busy with a variety of local charitable endeavours, usually linked to her church or her children’s school, and is a regular volunteer at Wandsworth Foodbank. Rachel also loves a good walk with her family and friends in the London parks or surrounding countryside.