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

Recent examples of work or case studies:

  • Successfully representing an “employer” in a construction adjudication disputing a claim for extensions of time;
  • Advising a large property developer on options available regarding ongoing contracts in light of changing needs arising from COVID-19 including the potential to withdraw or force the other party to complete;
  • Objecting to a tenant’s claim for a new lease on the basis the client wished to redevelop the site and concluding matters shortly before a contested trial;
  • Advise on recovery of rent from a large PLC who raises novel arguments to avoid payment of rent during the lockdown period;
  • Advise a company on removal of an occupier from a property when there is no written agreement in place;
  • Acting for a couple who face a claim for breach of a deed of pre-emption and potential professional negligence claim arising from the advice received;
  • Assisting a telecommunications provider in undertaking works at site and settling disputes that arise, pursuant to the contract and with reference to the Code;
  • Taking action to enforce covenants on long leasehold owners who act in breach of the terms of their lease for a large landlord;
  • Work with a local house builder to resolve disputes arising on sites and with sub-contractors and suppliers.


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