Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore

Partner London, United Kingdom

Rachel qualified in England and Wales in 1998 and advises on all aspects of employers’, motor, product and public liability claims. She is a partner based in our London office.

Her clients include self-insured companies, large composite insurers, claims handling companies, Lloyd's syndicates, public sector bodies and loss adjusters.

She is a trusted advisor to multinationals both directly and through insurers because of her experience in managing high-profile cases, brand and media management.

Rachel brings particular technical expertise into her handling of catastrophic cases through her extensive experience of rehabilitation management, effective use of ADR and provisional damage awards, and the setting up and management of periodical payment regimes.

Rachel has significant experience in managing claims arising from accidents abroad, international litigation and jurisdiction disputes, utilising Kennedys’ extensive overseas offices. She authored the Jurisdiction and Applicable Law chapter in Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2015. Rachel was a speaker at the Quaynote Duty of Care Conference in February 2016 on handling accidents overseas. 

Rachel has extensive trial experience. Notable cases include Humphrey v Aegis Defence Services Ltd and Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2014] and [2015] Court of Appeal, where she successfully defended a claim relating to training exercise in Iraq and where s.1 Compensation Act was applied. In Joseph Davidson v Aegis Defences Services [2013] she successfully defended an injury claim on grounds that the claim was not validly served. A second claim was then defeated on limitation grounds, and the decision upheld at Court of Appeal.

She advised on the matter of Kotula v EDF Energy Networks (EPN) plc & Others [2010, 2011], resulting in two reported High Court decisions on contributory negligence and guidance on the extent of the court's power to award provisional damages and permit the variation of periodical payments.

Rachel is the commercial lead representative for the Kennedys working group on autonomous vehicles, which is working with insurers, motor manufacturers, transport consultants and regulators to help shape the future insurance and liability framework for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Rachel is the author of ‘The Law of Health and Safety at Work' 2016/2017 25th edition, which is used as one of the textbooks for the NEBOSH health and safety course.  She is the general editor of the 'Encyclopaedia of Health and Safety at Work: Law and Practice' which is the authoritative text used by HM Courts & Tribunals Service, local authorities, libraries and overseas courts and practitioners within common law jurisdictions.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1998

Rachel Moore ensures that any defence is layered with fall-back arguments

The Legal 500 UK

Market recognition

  • Rachel is member of the Advisory Council of Trust Mediation and is a Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2016 for Personal injury (London) with comments including “Rachel Moore ensures that any defence is layered with fall-back arguments”. The Legal 500 UK 2015.
  • She was the Executive Secretary (2010-2015) for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and is currently the Kennedys Corporate Lead Partner for FOIL.
  • “She's thorough and dealt with a tricky fatality claim. She's a capable lawyer and helpful to deal with.” Acritas Stars, 2017.

Work highlights

  • Managing a number of over £1m spinal injury and psychiatric injury claims relating to training exercises in Iraq including four successfully defended (two at Court of Appeal).
  • Settled a £3m fatal accident claim following contact with an overhead cable. This was a highly sensitive and required press management.
  • Successfully defended jurisdiction in head injury case following a road traffic accident in Dubai; managed related policy coverage issues.
  • Settled a £1.5m workplace stress claim on terms that reduced the risk of similar claims from co-workers.
  • Managed a £15m T6 paraplegic road traffic accident case including provisional damages and periodical payments and managed annual payment calculations.