Rachael Piggott

Senior Associate

Are you looking for a contracts lawyer?

Do you sell goods and services? Are you a flagship hospitality venue? Do you want to minimise the risk to your business and stop your contracts costing you money? As an expert contract lawyer, Rachael helps SMEs avoid red flags by having the right paperwork in place. For example, while it may be easy to ‘just sign’ paperwork, by bringing Rachael in early she can remove risk in terms and conditions or agreements that could compromise business operations.

Rachael assists a range of businesses on commercial contract and regulatory matters. Clients have commented that she “asks all the right questions” to understand the business situation, and uncover ‘red flags’ that may undermine an operation. Rachael also works closely with Joanne Shelley regarding intellectual property (IP) matters. This combination of expertise in one legal business is unusual in the legal profession.

Why does this matter? For a business, in legal terms the ‘joined-up’ nature of commercial law and IP means providing holistic commercial advice, within one team, under one roof.

Industry-specific expertise

Rachael works with small to medium sized, owner managed companies and international PLCs. Industry-specific expertise includes oil and gas, manufacturing, and engineering. She also provides specific legal advice regarding hospitality agreements for stunning historic heritage venues.

Rachael has worked in-house for a well-known manufacturer in the oil and gas industry, and for an Emirati service provider. This in-house experience means Rachael understands the importance of striking the balance between managing the legal risk and getting the deal done.

Commercial law and regulatory expertise

Rachael’s expertise covers all forms of commercial arrangements and contracts, regulatory and IP matters. This includes:

  • Terms and conditions of sale and purchase (consumer and B2B).
  • Event and hospitality agreements.
  • Supply of goods and services agreements.
  • Distribution, agency and franchising agreements.
  • Confidentiality agreements (Non-disclosure Agreements or NDAs).
  • e-Commerce and online trading.
  • Data protection (GDPR) regulations.
  • Modern slavery and Anti-bribery and corruption regulations.
  • Advertising laws (CAP code).

Please get in touch for a no-obligation discussion to see how Rachael can help you.

Let Rachael handle your query.

Abigail Blakemore

Senior Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate

Amber Farrell

Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate

Angharad Williams

Solicitor
Employment & Commercial

Anne Scheland

Partner
Head of Corporate & Commercial

Beth Sales

Associate
Commercial Property

Bethan Thomas

Senior Paralegal
Court of Protection

Carly McCann

Talent and Engagement Manager
Talent & Engagement

Ceri Burns

Solicitor
Wills & Probate

Clare Lawrence

Talent and Engagement Manager
Recruitment

Clare Mathieson

Associate
Commercial Property

Corinne Vaughan

Associate
Operations Manager, Residential Property

Daniel Nevin

Solicitor
Residential Property

Daniela Keogh

Legal Advisor
Corporate & Employment

Deana Phillips

Associate
Employment law specialist

Emma Evans

Associate Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Frances Cartwright

Associate
Wills & Probate

Holly Thomas

Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Ian Millington

Partner & Legal Services Director
Commercial Property

James Cullen

Associate
Commercial Property

Joel Harries

Legal Assistant
Residential Property & Support

Justine Watkinson

Partner & Engagement Director
Employment Law

Kathy Szeputi

Head of Brand & Communications
Marketing

Lauren Douglas

Solicitor
Corporate & Commercial

Liam Wyatt

Solicitor
Litigation Specialist

Mandy Ridgway

Customer Experience Executive
Wills & Lifetime Planning

Michael Chambers

Partner
Head of Resolution and Recovery

Michael Richards

Senior Associate
Head of Commercial Recoveries

Molly Ward

Paralegal
Commercial & IP

Nicole Watts

Lifetime Planning Manager
Wills & Lifetime Planning

Paul Beckett

Operations and Risk Director

Paul Hilton

Consultant Solicitor
Commercial Recoveries

Paul Marsh

Consultant Solicitor
Insolvency

Peter Southeran

Consultant Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution

Rachel Hodnett

Paralegal
Family & Relationships

Rachael Piggott

Senior Associate
Commercial contracts expert

Richard Burnett

Commercial Director
Helping your business succeed

Richard Owen

Senior Associate
Commercial Dispute Resolution expert

Ruth Heap

Partner and Head of Private Client Services
Wills & Probate

Sara Wakefield

Associate
Residential Property

Sophie Bebbington

Associate
Contentious probate and litigation specialist

Sophie Prescott

Solicitor
Wills & Probate

Theo Thomas

Legal Assistant
Residential Property

Wendy Randall

Probate Practitioner & Senior Associate
Wills & Probate

Yasmin Briscoe

Senior Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate
Rachael works closely with

Anne Scheland

Partner
Head of Corporate & Commercial

Lauren Douglas

Solicitor
Corporate & Commercial

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