Rachel Atkins

Partner, London
Rachel is an expert in reputation and privacy protection. She is a highly skilled litigator always staying ahead of the threats. Clients instruct her because she is “a ninja litigator that can see round corners” and because “there’s no point in losing using a second division football team, you might as well go to the premier team”. Rachel has acted for listed companies, private companies and entrepreneurs both from the UK and abroad - whatever the threat. When faced with an issue outside a company’s comfort zone, those within it panic. One of Rachel’s skills is to quickly manage that situation and the strong personalities involved to bring calm and objectivity to determine the best approach. One client’s General Counsel referred to Rachel as “a lawyer’s big sister” who will quickly help navigate a crisis or tricky issue. Rachel has featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 list, in addition to appearing as 'Lawyer of the Week' in The Times. She is ranked as a leader in her field in the Citywealth Leaders List, Chambers and Partners, and the Spear’s 500. In Chambers & Partners 2020 guide, an impressed client reports: "Rachel is an exceptional lawyer; she provides fantastic support, has enormous experience and I can recommend her without any reservations." As well as being a leader in her field, Rachel is a legacy leader and won Citywealth’s Power Women Awards for ‘Woman of the Year for Leadership’. She was included in the 2020 Global Leaders in Law ‘Be Kind’ Report on the importance of empathy in business and leadership resilience.