Rachel Owusu-Agyei

Year of call 2015

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Joe Kallas
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Rachel joined Old Square as a tenant after the successful completion of her pupillage. She is building a diverse and busy practice across all of Chambers’ core areas of work, with a particular focus on Employment, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Professional Regulation and Discipline. Rachel also has experience working on Public Inquiries having been instructed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Rachel read Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar in 2015 and was awarded a Major Scholarship by Inner Temple. Rachel is currently a committee member of Inner Temple’s Junior Bar Association.

Rachel maintains a keen commitment to pro bono work, having provided assistance on the Employment Lawyers Appeals Advice Scheme, the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Scheme and giving free, monthly advice at the South West London Law Centre surgeries.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Industrial Law Society
Personal Injury Bar Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers


Rachel is regularly instructed in multi-day hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law for a wide range of clients. She has a particular interest in discrimination, issues concerning employee status and industrial relations. Rachel has a busy advisory practice, as well as providing drafting services for both Claimants and Respondents.

Rachel is also developing an appellate practice, having appeared in front of the EAT both led by Jack Mitchell and in her own right. Most recently, Rachel successfully resolved a long running claim on behalf of her client.

Rachel is also able to provide assistance with internal hearings, having represented an NHS Trust in internal disciplinary proceedings against a senior doctor. She has also investigated complaints brought by parents against a staff member at a school.

Before coming to the Bar, Rachel spent a year working as a paralegal in the employment department of a leading City law firm, assisting with all aspects of employment litigation on behalf of Claimants and Respondents. Her work included conducting a large disclosure review, preparing for an interim relief application in a whistleblowing matter, drafting witness statements and advising during grievance and disciplinary matters.

Rachel recently co-authored an article published in the Employment Law Association Brief on the topic of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. She has also co-authored various Westlaw Insight articles on industrial relations.


Rachel is regularly instructed to act in fast-track and small claims trials up and down the land involving road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupiers’ liability, Highways Act claims and various interlocutory hearings. She also maintains a growing advisory practice in this area.

As a pupil to Fran McDonald and Brian Cummins, Rachel gained experience in a wide range of personal injury matters. Her expertise includes:

Employer’s liability
Road traffic accidents
Animals Act claims
Costs and case management


Rachel has a broad knowledge of general civil litigation. Rachel has wide experience of credit hire litigation, having appeared in both the fast-track and small claims track on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Rachel has also conducted advocacy in interlocutory applications in credit hire litigation.

Rachel’s general civil litigation experience extends to enforcement proceedings, where she has appeared in the High Court securing a charging order to enforce a high value judgment debt.


Rachel has been instructed to represent registrants in front of a range of regulatory panels and is keen to develop this area of practice.

Rachel is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.


Rachel has been instructed to represent parents and young people in SEN appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability). Rachel has also conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a school relating to the conduct of a staff member.

Rachel is a school governor for an alternative provision school and a sixth form. As such, Rachel has a wealth of experience in education matters whilst having a unique perspective on litigation in the education sector.

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Rachel joined Old Square as a tenant after the successful completion of her pupillage. She is building a diverse and busy practice across all of Chambers’ core areas of work, with a particular focus on Employment, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Professional Regulation and Discipline. Rachel also has experience working on Public Inquiries having been instructed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Rachel read Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar in 2015 and was awarded a Major Scholarship by Inner Temple. Rachel is currently a committee member of Inner Temple’s Junior Bar Association.

Rachel maintains a keen commitment to pro bono work, having provided assistance on the Employment Lawyers Appeals Advice Scheme, the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Scheme and giving free, monthly advice at the South West London Law Centre surgeries.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Industrial Law Society
Personal Injury Bar Association
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers


Rachel is regularly instructed in multi-day hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law for a wide range of clients. She has a particular interest in discrimination, issues concerning employee status and industrial relations. Rachel has a busy advisory practice, as well as providing drafting services for both Claimants and Respondents.

Rachel is also developing an appellate practice, having appeared in front of the EAT both led by Jack Mitchell and in her own right. Most recently, Rachel successfully resolved a long running claim on behalf of her client.

Rachel is also able to provide assistance with internal hearings, having represented an NHS Trust in internal disciplinary proceedings against a senior doctor. She has also investigated complaints brought by parents against a staff member at a school.

Before coming to the Bar, Rachel spent a year working as a paralegal in the employment department of a leading City law firm, assisting with all aspects of employment litigation on behalf of Claimants and Respondents. Her work included conducting a large disclosure review, preparing for an interim relief application in a whistleblowing matter, drafting witness statements and advising during grievance and disciplinary matters.

Rachel recently co-authored an article published in the Employment Law Association Brief on the topic of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. She has also co-authored various Westlaw Insight articles on industrial relations.


Rachel is regularly instructed to act in fast-track and small claims trials up and down the land involving road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupiers’ liability, Highways Act claims and various interlocutory hearings. She also maintains a growing advisory practice in this area.

As a pupil to Fran McDonald and Brian Cummins, Rachel gained experience in a wide range of personal injury matters. Her expertise includes:

Employer’s liability
Road traffic accidents
Animals Act claims
Costs and case management


Rachel has a broad knowledge of general civil litigation. Rachel has wide experience of credit hire litigation, having appeared in both the fast-track and small claims track on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Rachel has also conducted advocacy in interlocutory applications in credit hire litigation.

Rachel’s general civil litigation experience extends to enforcement proceedings, where she has appeared in the High Court securing a charging order to enforce a high value judgment debt.


Rachel has been instructed to represent registrants in front of a range of regulatory panels and is keen to develop this area of practice.

Rachel is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.


Rachel has been instructed to represent parents and young people in SEN appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability). Rachel has also conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a school relating to the conduct of a staff member.

Rachel is a school governor for an alternative provision school and a sixth form. As such, Rachel has a wealth of experience in education matters whilst having a unique perspective on litigation in the education sector.

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