I am a Solicitor within the Asbestos-Related Disease team in Southampton. My role involves representing clients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases. I help recover compensation for my clients who have been negligently exposed to asbestos by their previous employers.
What inspired you to get into law?
I have always found the law fascinating, particularly in relation to how it shapes society and constantly evolves. Working within the legal profession provides a challenging, interesting, and rewarding career which I thoroughly enjoy. Specialising in the area of asbestos-related disease enables me to make a real difference to my clients and their families, in a number of ways.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Assisting clients and their families to recover compensation following a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease is a great privilege. I find it extremely rewarding working with such families in order to help them as much as possible during such a difficult time in their lives.
What do you do away from the office?
I love to keep fit and enjoy a number of sports including running, cycling and playing netball. I am a member of the Irwin Mitchell choir and enjoy performing with my colleagues at various events. I also love to travel and experience different cultures and customs.
"My dad was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year and started a case using Irwin Mitchell. when he passed away in July this year I took over and contacted Rachel Hicks who has been amazing the whole way through this painful process. Rachel Hicks communication was on point with every step of the case communicated with me Cleary and instantly. I want to say on behalf of my family thank you to Irwin Mitchell but a big thank you to Rachel for everything, I highly recommend her services." - 5* Trustpilot review
“Rachel and the team at Irwin Mitchell were amazing, we could not have asked for a better service at a very difficult time for me and my family, they took so much pain out of the process. Rachel was excellent at answering all our questions in plain English and explaining all the different options available to us and throughout the process showed care and compassion. Thank you so much Rachel for all your help and assistance.” - 5* Trustpilot review