36 Commercial specialises in Commercial and Business, Property, Employment, Chancery and Commercial Crime with a focus in Art, Cyber, international and cross jurisdictional disputes.

Racheal has a varied practice encompassing Financial Crime and Regulation, White Collar Crime, Art and Cultural Heritage Law, Civil Forfeiture and Condemnation, Licensing and Regulatory.

Racheal is building a strong practice in the interrelated fields of Commercial Crime and Regulation. She defends Fraud and POCA matters. She also frequently assists the Serious Fraud Office with ongoing high-profile investigations.

Racheal has worked directly with the Financial Conduct Authority where she was an Associate within the Criminal Prosecution Team focussing predominately on investigations. While assisting the team, she independently drafted the FCA’s internal practice manual on Prosecuting Corporates. Alongside this role, she steered a regulatory investigation concerning the provision of deferred benefit pension transfer advice.

Racheal is quickly establishing a strong practice in the field of Art and Cultural Heritage Law. She has advised The British Museum’s General Counsel in relation to all aspects of the Museum’s work, including on loans, insurance, tax, data protection and corporate governance and has drafted and negotiated various commercial and public agreements. Further, Racheal is frequently invited to talk on Art Law topics, having most recently been invited to speak on The Ivory Act at a seminar hosted by a leading London law firm.

Steven Newbery, 36 Commercial Practice Manager comments: I am absolutely delighted to welcome such a dynamic barrister to the team, Racheal will add further strength and depth to both 36 Commercial’s Commercial Crime and Art Law teams.

Racheal regularly appears for the Home Office in civil Cash Forfeiture and Condemnation proceedings