Rachel has more than 15 years’ experience providing legal, risk management and policy advice to government bodies and private enterprises. Her areas of expertise include public inquiries, insurance litigation, personal injury, health law, risk mitigation and dispute resolution.
In recent years, Rachel has focused on providing legal and reputational risk advice to Victorian Government departments on submissions to and appearances before the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, as well as various aspects of the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 response. Prior to this, Rachel managed a large portfolio of personal injury matters, acting for WorkSafe Victoria and their insurance agents, as well as self-insurer clients, her portfolio predominantly comprising of healthcare, aged care and disability care providers.
Rachel sits as a legal representative on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Austin Hospital in Victoria where she assists in the review of clinical trial protocols, advising on ethical conduct and clinical trial design.
Rachel holds a postgraduate qualification in law and is presently a candidate for the Masters of Public Health (MPH) which she is studying part time. Her studies are focused on the regulatory landscape governing aspects of public health and the provision of healthcare in Australia.