Rachel hails from Cambridgeshire. She took Psychology and History at Keele University before going on to study the PDGL and LPC at the College of Law in Chester. After training with Ingrams, Rachel took a years’ secondment in London to work for Segens and Co. She qualified into the Property Litigation team at another firm in January 2007.
In July 2008, Rachel joined the Property Litigation team at Gosschalks and was promoted to Associate in September 2012, becoming a Partner in September 2014.
Rachel is a published author with her books 'A Practical Guide to Service Charges' and 'A Practical Guide to Tenancy Deposits in Assured Shorthold Tenancies' currently available on Amazon. Rachel has established herself as a leading specialist in this field and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars hosted by RICS and MBL.
She specialises in all areas of property litigation and landlord and tenant matters, including: tenants right to first refusal, residential leasehold enfranchisement, service charges, lease renewal litigation, commercial and residential possession proceedings and debt recovery.
Rachel also deals with general commercial litigation, including contractual disputes.
“I always aim to manage the risks and dispute effectively, and achieve the best result for my client wherever possible.”
Rachel is praised for her thorough, accurate and meticulous approach. She enjoys the variation of her work and the challenges that each different case brings.
Other roles & interests:
- Member of the Property Litigation Association
- Tandem Skydive for HEY Smile Foundation "Smile by the sea" project: www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Garton