Peters & Peters

Rachel Cook – very client friendly approach. Responsive, gives clear practical advice, and uses her network effectively to think holistically about matters at hand.

Legal 500 2024

Rachel Cook


Of Counsel

Rachel Cook – very client friendly approach. Responsive, gives clear practical advice, and uses her network effectively to think holistically about matters at hand.

Legal 500 2024

Rachel is a senior solicitor specialising in corporate and financial crime (principally cases involving fraud, international corruption, tax enforcement and money laundering), serious and general crime and regulatory enforcement.

Rachel provides a range of crisis management services to individuals and companies, based in both the UK and overseas. She has significant expertise in criminal tax litigation and in cases involving fraud, insider trading, anti-trust offences, money laundering and bribery. She is also experienced in dealing with matters involving foreign and cross-border investigations, including requests for mutual legal assistance, extradition and INTERPOL Red Notices.

Rachel regularly acts for corporations, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and high-net-worth individuals, including those who are subject to multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Rachel has considerable experience in a range of serious and general crime cases, from those involving sexual offences, kidnap, violent crime and drug allegations to public order, forgery and theft offences. She has a track record in successfully persuading investigative and prosecuting agencies to drop their cases at an early stage. Her experience has included highly sensitive work on behalf of UK security operatives.

In Legal 500 2022, Rachel has been described as "an extremely talented prospect who is sensible and straight talking, she has a tremendously reassuring style. She is quick to the point and leaves no stone unturned. A huge asset on the team and set to be a significant player in due course". (Financial Services Contentious).

In Legal 500 2024, a client praised Rachel for her "very client friendly approach. Responsive, gives clear practical advice, and uses her network effectively to think holistically about matters at hand" (Tax litigation and investigations).

Rachel has been recognised by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023 (Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals) as 'up and coming', with the guide noting that she "works with lots of high net worth and high-profile clients. She is very experienced, practical and manages really well." Rachel was also recommended by Legal 500 2023 as a key name for general crime, by Who's Who Legal 2023 as a Thought Leaders Global Elite in Investigations, and is ranked in 2023 and 2024 as a Future Leader in the same category. She is recommended by WWL 2024 for her Business Crime Defence work, and is a Contributory Editor to Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime.

In recognition of her client care skills, Rachel won the Lexology Client Choice award for Investigations in 2022.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7772
Case examples

Prosecution offers no evidence against a senior professional within a regulated services firm charged with allegations of non-fatal strangulation and assault

Prosecution discontinues proceedings against HNW individual for possession of a false passport

Securing the acquittal of a high-net-worth individual accused of serious sexual offences and false imprisonment

Made successful representations on behalf of our client who was subject to an extradition request from the Russian Federation, which resulted in his discharge.

Representing the son of a prominent Greek businessman charged with a series of offences against his former girlfriend, also from a prominent Greek family.

Acting for a UK citizen, who is subject to a US investigation into hacking and wire fraud.

Advising the directors at one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups on their criminal and regulatory vulnerability in the UK following a Greek tax investigation.

Represented a high net worth individual prosecuted for insider dealing by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society
Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF)
European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

Recognised in WWL 2023 as Thought Leader Global Elite – Investigation – Under 45

Lexology 2022 Client Choice award for Investigations

Recommended in Legal 500 2022 as an “extremely talented prospect”

Recommended in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide 2022

Recommended by WWL 2020, 2021 and 2022 as an Investigations: Future Leader (non-partner)

Recognised in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide 2021 as an Associate to watch

Described in the Legal 500 2017 guide as a key contact for tax litigation