Rachel Toner - Associate
Rachel graduated from Queens University with an honours degree in law and was awarded the McKane Medal and Scholarship for Jurisprudence. Subsequently, Rachel obtained a Masters in Human Rights Law in 2012.
Rachel gained her professional qualification at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2015. Prior to joining Carson McDowell in October 2019, Rachel practiced in another commercial law firm, working on a diverse case load comprising of commercial, corporate and charity law matters.
Since joining the Commercial Department at Carson McDowell, Rachel works closely with Dawn McKnight, Partner and negotiates general commercial contracts including manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements and franchise agreements. She also acts on behalf of clients in respect of more specialist commercial matters, such as intellectual property contracts and ICT contracts.
Rachel has in-depth knowledge of advising entities within the third sector having advised charity trustees on a range of charity law matters from registration, group structure, amendments to governing documents, serious incident reporting, collaboration agreements and in respect of those statutory, contractual, regulatory and fiduciary duties of trustees. Rachel has also acted in a number of charity mergers of varying forms and scale.
Rachel has written articles on commercial contracts which have been published in the Belfast Telegraph and Ulster Tatler.