Rachel Owusu-Agyei

Year of call 2015

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Jack Wheeler
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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 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 at the South West London Law Centre surgeries. She also volunteers at Greenwich Housing Rights providing pro bono duty advice for defendants facing possession proceedings.

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 preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law. She has a particular interest in discrimination, in issues concerning employee status, holiday pay and industrial relations.

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, and various interlocutory hearings. She is also developing 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 is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters.

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

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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 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 at the South West London Law Centre surgeries. She also volunteers at Greenwich Housing Rights providing pro bono duty advice for defendants facing possession proceedings.

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 preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law. She has a particular interest in discrimination, in issues concerning employee status, holiday pay and industrial relations.

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, and various interlocutory hearings. She is also developing 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 is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters.

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

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