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Rachel Pears

Role: Inclusion & Diversity Lead / Internal Employment Counsel, RPC

Pronouns: She/Her

Rachel is an experienced employment lawyer whose passion for inclusion and diversity (I&D) work led her to become RPC’s full time Inclusion and Diversity Lead.

As well as providing employment law advice to the firm, she is responsible for running RPC’s eight inclusion and diversity ‘work streams’ (staffed with over 70 individuals from across the firm, covering gender, disability, ethnicity, mental health, caring responsibilities, social mobility, LGBT+ and faith), 100+ Allies network, mentoring schemes and the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Rachel combines her commercial-minded approach to employment law with her personal and professional experience to drive the I&D agenda forward. She regularly runs in-house training sessions for clients on a variety of equality matters and is a member of a number of forums and networks to continue to find inspiration for ways to make workplaces more inclusive and supportive.