Rachel Barnes

Director, Solutioning


Rachel is a Director in the Solutioning team at Elevate.  Leveraging the broad range of Elevate experts, tools, and services to design solutions that truly address the business of law problems that legal professionals face.

Previous experience as Head of Collaborations within Ashurst Advance NewLaw division, involved a focus on identifying and embedding a network of strategic collaborations in delivery, data and technology. Not only with vendors, but also with other law firms (coopetition) and with customers.

Prior to this Rachel spent time in innovation in the legal sector, in investment banking and also in the start-up world. She is experienced in designing and driving an innovation and transformation agenda, focussed on culture, customers, data and technology.

Rachel’s enthusiasm is for culture change, creating a creative mindset and environment, in which new ways of working can be embedded and ideas can blossom. She is passionate about all things people, diversity and lifelong learning. Rachel is an evangelist (she loves writing and speaking) and facilitator, to educate and drive change.

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