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Rachel R

Director | Global Butterflies

Profile Highlights:

  • Irish/Welsh
  • State School Educated (Secondary Modern)
  • Self-funded CPE/LPC
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Rachel started her early career in the 80’s within the defence industry as an avionics software engineer, later moving into HR within the same sector.

During the 90’s, she decided to follow her brother and sister in to law and successfully completed her law society exams, it was during this time that she was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria. As a result of this condition, instead of obtaining a training contract, something she considered impossible as a trans* individual back then, she joined The College of Law and later “transitioned” from male to female.

Rachel left her Production Director role at the University of Law to set up and run Global Butterflies, a consultancy providing advice to law firms on how to be trans* inclusive. She has spoken all over the UK to audiences on trans* rights and inclusivity.

She is a member of the Law Society’s LGBT Lawyers Division committee representing trans* solicitors

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