Rachel Board

Rachel Board

Year of Call: 2016

Rachel successfully completed her pupillage and accepted a tenancy with Chambers in September 2018. She accepts instructions in civil, immigration and family law.

Family

Rachel has experience in private children cases, including fact-finding hearings involving allegations of domestic abuse and injunctive applications. Rachel accepts instructions in care proceedings and has represented parents, Local Authorities and Children’s Guardians. Rachel has a developing practice in financial remedy proceedings, representing applicants and respondents at both interim and final hearings. 

Civil

Rachel regularly accepts instructions across a range of civil law matters. Rachel’s civil work includes personal injury, credit hire, contract disputes and advising on matters of quantum. Rachel has successfully represented large organisations such as National Rail.

Immigration

Rachel accepts instructions in immigration law and has represented clients appealing the decisions of the Secretary of State, including arguing cases under the Human Rights Act 1998. Rachel has represented clients from a number of different countries including The Gambia, Iraq, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Bahrain.

Rachel is originally from Cardiff and attended Cardiff High School. She went on to study History at the University of Nottingham obtaining a First Class Honours degree before going on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University Bristol and obtaining a Distinction.

Rachel obtained the Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship and the Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn which assisted her in completing the Bar Professional Training Course at Cardiff University. Rachel obtained an Outstanding grade on the Bar Professional Training Course and was awarded the Buchanan Prize from Lincoln’s Inn as a result.

Whilst studying on the Bar Professional Training Course Rachel volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Cardiff and prior to joining Chambers she worked as a County Court Advocate.