Testimonials

“Rachael is very skilled at grasping the detail of any commercial case and communicating this in plain English. She is direct and tells you how it is and is extremely patient and organised in her approach in dealing with diverse issues. Her approach makes disputes seem easy.” 

kevin morton, Senior Relationship Manager - Major Financial Institution

“We engaged Rachael in a series of professional negligence claims on behalf of a company in administration. Rachael helped enormously to set tailored strategies for each case. I was impressed with her throughout the project. In the first instance she quickly grasped the technical aspects of each case. She was impressive at mediation and proactive in suggesting routes towards the ultimate goal of settlement. Her client care throughout was first class and helped us to achieve success in all claims.”

james dewar, associate director, KPMG

“We engaged Rachael for advice in extracting the maximum return out of a company financing which failed as it became apparent there had been a succession of acts by directors which both breached the agreement and were unlawful in their own right. Rachael advised on a series of limbs of action in recovery, which she was able to use as a lever to negotiate recoveries over and above what we had either expected, or would likely have achieved through a straightforward court process. The positive outcome was a result of both the negotiation and the investigation and strategy applied.”

John Blanchflower, Managing Partner, Bridge & York Capital Partners

“I came to Rachael for advice after I had been let down by a big City firm. She quickly instilled confidence by her ability to understand not only the legal issues; but the impact of the personalities of the people involved and the tactical issues. It was obvious to me that she took the time to fully consider matters from all angles. As a result of her investigations we discovered information which was vital to the progression of the dispute and which the City firm had missed. The case needed close attention which the City firm simply wasn’t prepared to give. On the contrary, Rachael was always available when I needed to speak to her. When I did receive a proposed fee from the City firm, she reviewed and helped to negotiate a 45% reduction. Rachael has become a close advisor who looks at matters beyond the law.”

Director

“I worked with Rachael on a number of high value claims which achieved very satisfactory outcomes through mediation. She passionately believed then, and now, in earlier recourse to alternative dispute resolution as a means of achieving better net financial outcomes, and in preserving business relationships. She offers technical excellence, clear thinking and a real focus on both case detail and on the optimal outcome for the client.”
Tom Angus

DIRECTOR, TAGA ADVISORY

“Rachael advised me during a difficult director shareholder dispute. She was very responsive and supportive throughout the negotiation of my exit package and the sale of my shares, which took a number of months. Her knowledge of the law and the tax, corporate and employment advice I needed, combined with her experience in managing disputes with a focus on resolution, was invaluable. She was able to deal with everything including the instruction of an expert to value the business, and employment and corporate solicitors to advise on the various agreements needed to formalise the heads of terms she had negotiated. Her advice made a difficult situation bearable and I have no hesitation in recommending her to other director shareholders.”

DIRECTOR

“Rachael represented me in a partnership dispute. She provided a friendly and professional service from our first meeting, where I outlined a complex set of circumstances and the outcome I was trying to achieve. Rachael was able to clearly and concisely get to the heart of the various issues and I was very grateful for her ongoing input and advice. She successfully resolved all issues and negotiated my exit from the partnership in terms which exceeded my expectations.”

FORMER CLIENT

“Rachael demonstrated a thoughtful, calm and measured as well as practical approach in formulating and delivering good strategic advice as we look to negotiate a deal.”

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Shareholder Dispute

Squaring Circles

PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING – to see equally in four directions – up, down, in and out
METAPHORICAL MEANING – attempting anything that seems impossible

Squaring Circles

PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING – to see equally in four directions – up, down, in and out
METAPHORICAL MEANING – attempting anything that seems impossible