Rachael Heenan

Senior Partner

Rachael has been Senior Partner at Capsticks since 2017. As well as leading the firm, she works with clients in the health and social care, regulatory and housing sectors on employment and governance issues as well as wider business strategy. Rachael is also a CEDR qualified mediator and mediates on behalf of clients in the public and private sector on workforce, partnership and governance issues.

In 2018 she was listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 for Firm Management.

She is described as ‘a phenomenal, superstar lawyer’ and ‘the foremost employment lawyer in the public sector’ by the legal directories following feedback from clients and peers.


  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Cappuccino Cycling Club


  • LLB Hons – University of London
  • LLM – University of London (European Law)
  • Qualified as a Barrister and then a Solicitor

Chambers/ Legal 500 rankings

Ranked as an Eminent Practitioner and ranked prior to that for over 10 years as a Number 1 Leading Lawyer.

Rachael is ‘a phenomenal, superstar lawyer’ – Chambers UK 2023

Rachael Heenan continues to excel in her field both in terms of her senior partner role and the provision of expert employment advice. She is an inspirational role model, value driven and brings a real, unique sense of care and compassion to her work.” Legal 500, 2022.

Clients say “She is an exceptional lawyer who is adept at providing strategic and tactical advice.” “She provides an exceptional, customer focused approach and pragmatic advice even in the most complex of situations.” Clients praise her "thorough and absolute understanding of the healthcare business", say she is "capable, bright and pragmatic" and has a "refreshing down-to-earth style."

She receives no shortage of praise from sources, who say she is "proactive, responsive, incredibly flexible and available at all hours.''

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