Rachel Ford-Evans

 

Solicitor

Areas of Expertise

 
 

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Rachel joined Darwin Gray in 2014 and is a member of the Employment & HR team. She advises employers and employees in relation to pay, contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance issues, discrimination, unfair dismissal, data protection and TUPE issues.

 

 

Qualified

2016

Education

  • Stanwell School, Penarth
  • University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
  • Cardiff University

Rachel studied law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2012, before gaining a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University.

In 2013 Rachel undertook work experience at Darwin Gray, following which she commenced a training contract in 2014 and qualified in 2016. Since joining Darwin Gray, Rachel has gained experience in the Employment and HR, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and Social Housing teams.

Rachel now primarily works in the Employment & HR team. She advises employers and employees in relation to pay, contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance issues, discrimination, unfair dismissal and TUPE issues. She is experienced in dealing with Employment Tribunal cases ranging from claims for unlawful deductions from wages to complex discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. She also advises on the employment issues arising out of corporate transactions such as share and business sales.

Rachel also deals with the employment side of data protection issues, including drafting GDPR-compliant documents, providing practical advice on compliance with data protection law, and assisting clients in the event of personal data breaches.

She is also a member of the Social Housing team, advising and assisting housing associations with both employment and HR aspects and advice in relation to tenants.

Personal Interests

Rachel loves spending time outside and particularly enjoys hiking and cycling. She is also partial to a good crime novel.