Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canterbury in 2016. It was during her undergraduate studies that her curiosity towards the intersection between the legal and health sectors began. Following this line of interest, Rachel relocated to Sydney where she completed a Master of Health Law at the University of Sydney. Her studies covered a wide range of areas including the regulation of health professions, the impact of new technologies on healthcare and global health law and governance
While completing her postgraduate studies, Rachel gained experience working in the medical negligence litigation team of a large New South Wales personal injury law firm. This experience has given her a foundation for understanding the complexities of legal proceedings, particularly when the proceedings involve the healthcare of individuals. After returning to New Zealand, Rachel spent time working for a third-party administrator of accredited employers, which entailed managing personal injury claims, in line with the ACC legislation.
Since joining Claro in early 2020, Rachel has enjoyed building on her experience and knowledge by assisting her colleagues in the wide variety of work that is completed across the firm.