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Rachael Yates

Partner | Leeds

"Rachael Yates has consistently provided good value, technically sound, fantastically responsive, commercially focused dispute resolution advice to a number of our project companies."
(Paul Andrews at Amber Infrastructure)

Call: 0345 077 9578 Mobile: 0788 745 5393

About Rachael

Rachael is a dispute resolution lawyer with expertise in managing construction and engineering disputes. In the public sector she has acted for Authorities, Project companies and contractors on claims relating to project cost overruns, award of deductions and the levy of service failure points.

In the private sector Rachael has acted for contractors, developers, professional consultants, investment companies and insurance companies. She advises clients in adjudications, mediation and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court and has been involved in arbitrations both domestic and international.

Rachael is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition) and listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • AL

    "Our Rachael is very approachable and always finds time to listen, she reacts quickly and concisely to questions and provides any subsequent servic...

    Andy Leatham

    Alan Auld

  • PA

    "Rachael Yates has consistently provided good value, technically sound, fantastically responsive, commercially focused dispute resolution advice to...

    Paul Andrews

    Amber Infrastructure

  • “Rachael is a skilled and tactically astute construction solicitor with a great approach to client care.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “She is always very aware of the project's complexity and easy to communicate with.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “If I have ideas, she will challenge me and vice versa.” “Rachael is personable, knowledgeable and challenging."

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • "Racheal Yates offers exceptional attention to detail and is essential in construction disputes."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "At partner level, I have worked closely with Rachael Yates. She has extraordinary attention to detail and whilst managing multiple matters, knows...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “Rachael Yates is an experienced construction partner. She has an excellent rapport with clients across all levels of an organisation. She is dilig...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “Rachael is very good on the contentious side of complex construction matters. She has a strong practice.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

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