Rachel McCahill

Head of Restructuring, Turnaround & Insolvency, Partner

I qualified in September 1999 and I’m a Partner and Head of our Restructuring, Turnaround & Insolvency team. I am Joint Chair of the R3 East Midlands Ladies Committee and listed as a Leading individual in Legal 500.

I act in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring related matters, both corporate and personal. My clients range from insolvency practitioners, directors, individuals, companies, creditors, and financial institutions. I also deal with personal guarantees, receiverships and any situation where there is financial distress.

I am known for being sensitive to client needs and for being commercial and pragmatic in my outlook. As I act on “both sides of the fence”, I have developed a skill set enabling me to approach a matter from all angles in order to achieve the best result for my client.

I’m a regular speaker for MBL Seminars and Webinars and run courses covering Bankruptcy Law, Corporate Insolvency Law, Restructuring, Property and Insolvency, Retention of Title. I am also a regular speaker at Insolvency Conferences.

Outside of work, I play general skivvy to my teenage daughters, I love walking my dogs and going on my cross trainer if there is something good to watch on Netflix.  In addition, as anyone who knows me will testify, I have a very bad designer handbag problem!

Rachel is a Legal 500 Leading Individual. Legal 500 Leading Individuals are “…recognised for their very strong technical ability, in-depth capability, credibility with the most prestigious clients and a reputation for dealing with complex and innovative cases.”

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  • Rachel is very knowledgeable and approachable. She is prompt in dealing with my enquiries, I never have to chase her and she moves cases along efficiently. She is commercial in her approach to cases, time spend and costs. She is a one stop shop for advice, strategy and results.
    Alison, Associate Director, Manolete Partners Plc
  • Having worked with Rachel for over a decade I remain impressed by her knowledge and skill in dealing with a variety of challenging situations.  Her approach is fair and commercial enabling me to have confidence in the way in which complex insolvency problems are solved.
    Melissa Jackson, Kennway Francis
  • Having engaged Rachel on numerous assignments over the last 15 years, I am always pleased with the proactive quality advice, efficiency and level of service provided. Rachel is very knowledgeable, professional and drives issues forward with passion, enthusiasm and dedication.  Rachel has a keen eye on detail, and her commerciality and business acumen is refreshing to see. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel, who is a great asset to have on your side.
    Dean Nelson, Partner PKF Smith Cooper, 2022