"Rachael Lloyd and Matt Warren have been fantastic lawyers to work with. Their advise is always concise, clear and very business oriented."

Legal 500 2024

"Rachael Lloyd is responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. She provides pragmatic and nuanced expertise that is tailored to our company culture and values. She goes out of her way to be available when we need her, by email, phone or video. She is non-judgmental and helps to upskill our team as well as providing professional advice."

Legal 500 2022

I am a Partner in Michelmores’ Employment team.

I build strong relationships with companies and organisations, sharing their HR workload and helping them to create powerful, culture-driven workforces that thrive. I take the time to understand a business’s focus, ethos and ambitions, and tailor the support accordingly, from the implementation of forward-thinking HR policy infrastructure to responsive guidance on day-to-day queries and the management of employee disputes and litigation.

I partner with clients in both the public and private sectors, from quasi-governmental organisations to niche start-ups, but have a particular focus on scale-up businesses, where I enjoy shaping the nature and outlook of a company as it grows.

One of the best aspects of my role is being able to foster long-lasting rapports with clients and integrating with their organisations so that I work seamlessly with members of their HR and senior management teams. Getting to know the people behind the company is what I enjoy most.

I have been part of the team at Michelmores for over ten years, having trained and qualified here.

I am listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Employment by the Legal 500.

Recent experience

Advising a highly unionised governmental organisation on a wholesale change to employees’ terms and conditions.

Advising a tech scale-up in relation to an employee’s complaint of sexual harassment and threatened litigation.

Supporting an international sports brand with development of its UK policies and procedures.

Representing a regional airline in the defence of a race and sexual orientation discrimination claim brought by one of its cabin crew.

Supporting a pensions fund with the employment aspects involved in the acquisition of a national hotel chain.