"Rachael Lloyd is responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. She provides pragmatic and nuanced expertise that is tailored to our company culture and values. She goes out of her way to be available when we need her, by email, phone or video. She is non-judgmental and helps to upskill our team as well as providing professional advice."
Legal 500 2022
Rachael is a Senior Associate in the Employment team.
She joined Michelmores as a Trainee in September 2011, and qualified into the Employment team in 2013. She is a member of the Firm's Food & Drink team.
Prior to joining Michelmores, Rachael studied Law and Music at the University of Exeter, before completing the LPC at Cardiff Law School. She then worked for two years at Wales' largest law firm in Cardiff, specialising in healthcare law.
Rachael advises businesses on all types of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including employment Tribunal claims, contract and policy drafting, and redundancy processes.
Rachael is a keen musician and is a member of the Michelmores choir, as well as the Firm's in-house band, The Disclaimers, in which she plays saxophone.
- Acting for the City of London Corporation in defending a whistle blowing and discrimination claim. This was a complex and wide ranging case due to the high profile of the claimant.
- Acting for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, successfully defending a whistle blowing claim, and obtaining a costs order against the claimant.
- Defending a health authority in a whistle blowing and discrimination claim in the Court of Appeal.