Experience and Background

Rachel joined Howes Percival in May 2023 as an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team and deals with both Commercial Litigation and Contentious Trusts and Probate claims. Rachel has experience in a wide variety of disputes, including claims involving breach of contract, professional negligence, misrepresentation, debt recovery and enforcement.

Rachel has managed disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution and at various stages of the litigation process for both claimants and defendants. She is also a member of ConTrA (The Contentious Trusts Association), a network of professionals specialising in trust disputes.

Rachel is primarily based in the Northampton office but is present at our Milton Keynes and Leicester offices too. 

'Professional, courteous, proactive and great advice' - Client testimonial 

  • 2023 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Associate Solicitor
  • 2021 – 2023: Wilson Browne Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2018 – 2021: Strata Solicitors Ltd, Paralegal
  • 2018 – 2020: LPC LLM, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2015 – 2018: LLB, University of Warwick



Rachel Leatherland has provided excellent service throughout the dispute she was working on for us. She was always prompt with updates and clear on what she needed from us throughout the process. She was courteous and professional at a particularly difficult time for our family - I cannot talk highly enough of her.
- Client testimonial
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