Rachel Slade is a Partner at Express Solicitors who joined November 2012.
When asked what she likes best about her job, Rachel said ‘’Prior to going on maternity leave, I worked in the Employer’s Liability department. One of the main reasons I decided to work in this particular area of law was because I wanted to make a real difference to the lives of injured clients. I enjoyed building up a good relationship with my clients, to ensure I fully understood all circumstances of the accident and how it has personally affected them, and thus strived to get the best results I could for them.
I have now moved to the Quality & Progression department, where I hope to use my prior experience of file handling to ensure that the best level of service is provided to clients from other file handlers in the firm’’.
Rachel specialises in Employers Liability but has also gained experience in industrial disease matters. She also previously worked briefly in the Occupier’s Liability department.
In making a difference, Rachel said ‘’I feel that my approach is analytical, decisive, but at the same time I am empathic and make it a key objective to ensure I gain a good rapport with clients, and that they fully understand what is happening throughout the journey of their case. I was previously one of the Client Care partners, so this role further strengthened my client care skills.
I have always enjoyed reading, doing research to ensure to keep up to date with any changes in procedure and case law, and I have a good eye for detail, which has assisted me greatly in this role’’.
Rachel was previously on the MYSG committee from 2016 – 2018 as a Charity Director. She studied Law LLB at the University of Liverpool, and thereafter completed her LPC at The University of Law, Manchester.