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Rachel Waller

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Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, was a trainee solicitor with Fisher Meredith in 2010 where she later joined their Dispute Resolution department in March 2011.

Rachel specialises in complex litigation, dealing with a wide range of disputes, mainly relating to Land and Estates. She also acts in claims against public authorities for breaches of duty, which can proceed by way of Judicial Review. In addition, Rachel acts in respect of the developing area of civil legal remedies connected to online abuse and trolling. The background to Rachel’s cases often involve sensitive and emotionally challenging subjects, and can encompass elements of capacity, discrimination, Data Protection and privacy.

Rachel has a previous background in environmental justice, and has an LLM in Environmental Law.

The Risks of Litigation

It is often the case that a client will want to know their prospects of success before deciding whether to pursue or defend a claim via litigation. However, it is never possible to accurately determine prospects of success.

Recent Developments in Data Protection Principles – Lloyd v Google LLC (2018)

The legal position established in 2015 by Vidal-Hall et al v Google Inc has recently been revised, clarifying the scope under which data protection compensation for the misuse of private information is available.

Purchasing a Property on the Basis of Misrepresentation

You’ve found your dream home, you’ve had an independent valuation carried out. But what protection do you have if the information you’ve relied on in getting the valuation turns out to be incorrect and is a misrepresentation?