Rachel Spearing is a senior Barrister practising in London with over 15 years of experience in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters with a particular emphasis on business crime, financial & regulatory and disciplinary law. Prior to being a Barrister, she worked in Capital Markets within a US investment bank, in 2014 she attended the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology adding a Masters in Global Risk Management and Criminology to support her work with business. A qualified civil mediator, she has particular expertise in handling difficult or vulnerable clients. Rachel also works with Executive Boards at organizational level to assist in risk management and reporting.
In 2014, she became the co-founder with the UK General Council of the Bar and chair of the Bar Wellbeing Initiative, which aims to address and support the challenges facing the legal profession. Her research has been published globally and she was recently recognized for her contribution to the profession by being shortlisted for a European Leadership Award. Appointed a Fellow of Higher Education & Academia in 2016, she has developed bespoke executive education and training for boards and business to facilitate regulatory, due-diligence and monitoring requirements. A visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth she was appointed a Senior Consultant to the Singapore Academy of Law in June 2017.
Rachel also provides consultancy via a ‘think tank’ to sport and business Leaders (including the Royal College of Surgeons) in regulatory, and disciplinary matters. She has designed and delivered execute education training via FCO, Commonwealth and Consultancy to the Nigerian Government, British Virgin Islands, and Corporate clients in financial, regulatory law and Penology. She sits on the UK General Council of The Bar International Committee and General Council.