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Rachel Marcus

Call:  2005


Rachel has particular expertise in healthcare matters. She is a highly experienced inquest advocate, appearing on behalf of both families and healthcare providers in hospital and mental health settings, prisons and the community. She also has a full clinical negligence practice, undertaking the whole range of drafting, advocacy and advisory work arising in clinical negligence and personal injury claims and in related procedural and interlocutory matters. She also appears before the various healthcare disciplinary tribunals. She is listed as a leading junior for Clinical Negligence in the Legal 500.


BA Joint Honours in Modern Languages (Congratulatory First), Magdalen College, Oxford
Diplôme international de sciences politiques et sociales (Merit), Institut des Études Politiques, Paris
CPE Diploma in Law (Commendation), City University


Powers, Barton and Jackson (eds), Clinical Negligence, 5th edition (Bloomsbury2015): Co-author of chapter on Human Rights

Cross and Garnham (eds), The Inquest Book: the Law of Coroners and Inquests (Hart, April 2016): author of chapter on the Duty to Hold an Inquest and the Coroner; co-author of chapter on Mental Health and Mental Capacity

“Recent decisions under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004” [2009] 17 Env Liability 35

“Contaminated Land in Corby and Sandridge: historic liabilities” [2009] 17 Env Liability 102

“The polluter pays principle: Mesquer and the new Waste Framework Directive” [2008] 16 Env Liability 195

Chapters on Waste, Contaminated Land and Public Accountability, Burnett-Hall (ed), Environmental Law (3rd Edition, 2012)

Case commentaries for 1 Crown Office Row Human Rights update and NHS Human Rights Newsletter; Lawtel; the Medical Justice Network



Inner Temple Exhibitioner


HRLA, ALBA, PNBA, PIBA, AvMA, Lawyers for Liberty, Medical Justice Network


Other information

VAT Registration No:  906 4031 55


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020 7797 7500

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Life, Liberty and Security - 1COR Public Law Seminar - Sept 11th 2017 5pm - 8pm
Profits From The Sale of The Inquest Book Given to The Bar Pro Bono Unit
Philip Havers QC, Rachel Marcus and Kate Beattie contribute to 5th edition of Clinical Negligence
Rachel Marcus acting in clinical negligence claim against an out-of-hours GP.