‘A Practical Guide to the Law on Preservation of Common Land and Village Greens’ by Rachel Coyle

Paperback: 978-1-914608-41-4
Publication due: April 2023


‘A Practical Guide to the Law on Preservation of Common Land and Village Greens’ by Rachel Coyle


Rachel Coyle is a specialist property barrister who also works in commercial dispute resolution and private client. She acts in all types of commercial and property disputes, whether arising from contract, breach of duty, or otherwise. Rachel’s practice also encompasses contentious trusts, wills, and probate (including TOLATA and Inheritance Act claims) and insolvency.

Rachel’s expertise in property and commercial law is founded on time spent working in hedging product mis-selling, volunteering in the procurement and commercial team at Stockport Homes, paralegal work at law firms such as DWF LLP and on secondments at Hyde Housing and OneSource. In the USA, she acted pro bono in property and planning matters in the State of Virginia whilst studying for her LLM in American Legal Studies.

Clients that Rachel has worked with include global banks, U.K. solicitors’ firms with domestic and/or international clients, a Cypriot law firm, start-ups, private equity sponsors, local government departments and councils, large landowners and property management companies, charities, high net worth individuals and more vulnerable members of society. As part of her private client practice, she assists and represents trustees, beneficiaries and estates with inheritance and administration-related matters

Rachel can assist with advice, negotiation, mediation and litigation to the Court of Appeal level. Rachel has appeared in the High Court in the Business and Property Courts, Companies Court, Queens Bench Division, Chancery Division and Administrative Division. She has built a strong experience in the County Court to multi track level. She also has experience in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and First-tier Tribunal (Land Registration) cases including service charges, enfranchisement, boundary disputes, easements, breaches of covenant, adverse possession and the Housing Act 2004.

Rachel has a developing Cyber practice and has been instructed on numerous GDPR matters including breach of confidentiality claims, particularly concerning claims against public bodies and banks, often involving ECHR Article 8 private individual rights. She also accepts instructions in a developing area of interest, Equine Law.

Rachel delivers and assists with training at Inner Temple and with webinar and seminar providers across the country. She is a pro bono volunteer at Queen Mary, University of London Legal Advice Centre and trains students there. She has also taught Brazilian Lawyers on the Legal System of England and Wales.

Rachel was called to the Bar in 2013. She graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a First-Class Honours. After winning the prestigious Drapers’ Company Scholarship she graduated with an LLM in American Legal Studies at The College of William and Mary, USA, Virginia.