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Rachael Levene

Year of call 2006, Gray's Inn  

Areas of Expertise
Employment, Mediation, Special Education Needs

"Rachel is incredibly talented. She is able to put witnesses at ease and talk to them in a way that makes them feel confident that she will put the best case forward. Her communication is excellent and instructing solicitors have entire total confidence in her ability to represent clients very well."

Legal 500 2023

Employment – ranked Tier 1
“Her practice includes whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases.

Legal 500 2019

"Experienced in discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing matters."

Legal 500, 2017

"Experienced in discrimination cases."

Legal 500, 2016

"She is tenacious, with extensive legal knowledge and a good client manner."

Legal 500, 2015

"Personable and persuasive."

Legal 500 2014

"demonstrates considerable talent"

Legal 500 2013


Rachael is a talented barrister of over fifteen years call. She has a growing practice and is very popular with her clients. She is an expert at putting witnesses at ease and develops their confidence quickly.

She prides herself on flawless preparation and is able to get through large amounts of information with relative ease. She is then able to find a practical solution for what may, at first glance appear to be a highly complex matter. 


Rachael Levene accepts instructions in all areas of Employment Law. She also acts as a Mediator, having qualified as such in 2020.

In Employment Law, Rachael acts for both Claimants and Respondents. She provides advisory and drafting services on all areas of Employment Law. Rachael provides a professional and down-to-earth service.

She is a problem solver who combines intellectual rigour with a warm and friendly manner. This appealing combination has led to her receiving a wide variety of instructions in the following areas:

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Discrimination, in all its forms
  • Employment Status
  • The Contract of Employment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Time
  • Industrial Relations
  • TUPE

In her Mediation work, Rachael has experience of mediating on complex and emotional matters. Rachael takes pride in her ability to quickly develop trust with those she is mediating between. In finding common ground between parties, Rachael is skilled in navigating a path to settlement, sometimes with creative solutions. Away from Chambers Rachael enjoys running and travelling with her young family.

Scholarships and Prizes

Cynthia Terry Award, Gray's Inn (2006). Commonwealth Scholarship, awarded to study at the University of British Columbia (2003-2005)


LLM, University of British Columbia (First Class). MA, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner)

Prescribed Information

Rachael Levene is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Rachael Levene can be found here

Rachael's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Rachael to undertake Tribunal and Court work for a brief fee, plus refresher fees for additional days. Advisory work, including paperwork and conferences, is most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Rachael will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, and the complexity and volume of documentation can affect these timescales.

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