Rachel Sales

Senior Associate
Contact details

01865 258046

Rachel is excellent to work with, responds in a timely manner and is very supportive and patient.

Chambers and Partners, 2022 - Associate to Watch

Rachel is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate team who focuses on charity property matters and providing advice to clients in the education sector.

Main areas of practice

During her time with the firm she has gained exposure to a broad range of commercial work including sales, purchases and corporate support work for a range of clients.


Rachel acts for registered charities of all sizes including household name charities, multi-academy trust companies and other clients in the education sector. She has experience of acting for both landlords and tenants on her transactional work.

Significant experience

Having acted for a number of charity clients, Rachel has been able to develop specialist knowledge of the issues affecting the charity retail sector through her landlord and tenant work.

Other expertise

Charities: She acts for household name and local charities dealing with the wide ranging property issues which arise out of their varied portfolios. Rachel has advised on acquisitions, disposals, renewal leases and in delivering general property advice. She also advises clients on purchasing properties with the aid of bank finance.

Education: Rachel has a specialism in the property specific issues arising when schools covert to academy status as well as dealing with property issues arising post-conversion, including experience of submitting consent applications to the Education Funding Authority.


Outside of work Rachel is a trustee and a volunteer with Cowley Child Contact Centre, a small local registered charity. Rachel has been involved in fundraising initiatives and has therefore obtained some first hand experience of the daily issues experienced by clients in the charity and not-for-profit sector.



Rachel joined the Real Estate team at Blake Lapthorn in 2007 having completed her training at Pinsent Masons.

Contact details

01865 258046

  • Member of the Association of Women in Property
  • Charity Law Association
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