Peters & Peters

Rachel Cook

Of Counsel

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

In addition, Rachel has considerable experience in cases involving serious and historic sexual offences and violent crime. 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)

Rachel has been recognised by Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide 2021 as an Associate to watch, by Legal 500 2023 as a key name for general crime, by Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader in Investigations 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

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 FCA.

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 PartnersHigh 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