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Rachel is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623


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Rachel Gimson – she is experienced and knowledgeable, very easy to deal with. She has deep knowledge of the area and is very good with clients.Close quote
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Rachel Gimson is an excellent property litigator who is on top of the detail of the case, with good judgment. Approachable and dynamic in her engagement with both clients and counselClose quote
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Rachel Gimson has provided clients with litigation expertise in a number of fields. We have found Rachel to be extremely efficient, professional and most importantly very approachable giving concise and easily understandable advice vitally important when dealing with an overseas based Global client.Close quote
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Thank you very much for doing a fabulous job on my case, I really appreciate it and it's great to have this outcome. Also thank you for your patience too in explaining really clearly and thoroughly every step of the way and your kind gesture for not charging for the last few emails to get it over the line too. Close quote
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The ‘extremely efficient’ Rachel Gimson was promoted to partner in May 2021 and regularly handles construction, telecoms and insolvency property issues.Close quote
Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer
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Rachel Gimson: She was very on the ball, on top of the brief and commercially aware.Close quote
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Rachel Gimson was extremely efficient and quick to respond to me at all times. Her advise was clear and concise.Close quote
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Many thanks for all your work on this matter. Your professionalism and expertise always made us feel we were in safe hands.Close quote
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From my perspective, the fact you took on this case where many of your peers would not and then you have been really considerate of [his] needs and also kindly his budget too. You have certainly shown that before acting, you have considered if it is the right thing and appropriate cost. So once again thank you.Close quote
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Thank you for all your hard work, it is forever appreciated.Close quote
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I really appreciated Rachel’s accurate and helpful advice, delivered in a timely manner, and which achieved the desired outcome. Great service, thank you.Close quote

Rachel has considerable experience of a wide range of property dispute matters, including a variety of commercial and residential lease disputes such as contested lease renewals, break notices, breach of covenant, forfeiture, dilapidations and service charge disputes. Rachel also advises on land issues such as boundaries, restrictive covenants, rights of way and rights of light, acting for both companies and private individuals.

Rachel’s experience extends to construction disputes working closely with the construction team based in Southampton.  This includes advice on options upon a breach of a construction contract (particularly termination/enforcement options) with a focus on adjudications and other proceedings arising from all stages of a construction project. This continues to work on the Building Safety Act 2022 regarding responsibility for the cost of repairing fire safety defects and technicalities on the procedure.

Rachel was made a Partner in the Property Litigation team in May 2021.

Recent work

  • Successfully representing “employers” in construction adjudications – both “smash and grab” on technicalities such as validity of payment applications/pay less notices and “true value” disputes for final accounts;
  • Acting for a couple who were sued by a family member who asserted she had acquired an interest in their property;
  • Advising in relation to the responsibility for costs of repairing a sinkhole which formed in the entrance to a mixed use development, which included a Section 20 dispensation application (avoiding the need for consultation with residential leaseholders due to the urgency) and investigating options for recovery of the costs from third parties;
  • Providing advice on the validity and enforceability of restrictive covenants on land affecting proposed development;
  • Advising landlords and freeholders on their Building Safety Act responsibilities;
  • Assisting a family in defending a claim for alleged breach of repairing obligations;
  • Representing a large charity in claims arising from defective design of care home buildings against insolvent companies/insurers.

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