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Meet the Team
Rachel Riggs Solicitor, Professional Disciplinary
OFFICE: Glumangate / Sheffield
DIRECT DIAL: 01246 560 557
Where did you study?
When did you Qualify?
What do you specialise in?
Rachel specialises in helping those with issues affecting their ability to work in their chosen area of practise, whether through fitness to practise investigations or CRB disclosures or applications to bar.Read More
Prior to joining Banner Jones she concentrated on professional disciplinary and regulatory work and has considerable expertise in representing doctors, solicitors, pharmacists, nurses, occupational therapists, optometrists, accountants, teachers and healthcare and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
Rachel advises and represents clients from investigation through to formal proceedings.
Rachel was called to the Bar in 1994 and after initially practising in criminal and family law she obtained dual qualification as a solicitor and was admitted to the Roll in 1997.
She became a specialist in fraud and regulatory work and was involved in successfully defending a wide range of clients often in high profile and complex criminal prosecutions, brought by the SFO, HMRC and Specialist Fraud Units of the CPS, BERR and other regulatory bodies. These cases were often of substantial value and long-running and require a keen eye for detail.
Recent case successes
Successfully defended an application by the DBS to bar a young health care assistant from both the childrens' and vulnerable adults lists. Obtained redaction in CRB enhanced discolsure record where the police information contained misleading and inappropriate statements of opinion. Several cases before regulatory bodies such as the GMC, GDC and SRA concluded at earliest stage of fitness to practise investigations due to responses submitted.
Accreditations & memberships
She is a member of the Law Society and Lincoln’s Inn. Rachel is also a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.
What was your first job?
Waitress at a golf club
What are your hobbies?
Walking the dog, home interiors, cooking, gardening and films
What's your favourite drink?
Depending on the time of day - cappuccino or chardonnay
What would your ideal holiday be?
In winter - somewhere in the southern hemisphere- where there is no phone reception
What has been your greatest achievement this year?
Turning 40 and having a party to remember followed by a trip to New York