Rachel Sleeman


Rachel Sleeman is an experienced commercial and chancery litigation barrister specialising in the fields of insolvency and asset recovery. She became Head of Chambers at Five Paper in July 2018.

Rachel has a busy advocacy practice in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, acting as sole and leading counsel. Rachel undertakes drafting and advisory work in all of her practice areas.

Rachel aims to find workable, cost-effective solutions to achieve her client’s commercial objectives.

Rachel recently acted as lead counsel, to Gita Chakravarty in the widely reported Blavo litigation, successfully representing the Lord Chancellor in the £22m claim against Blavo & Co Solicitors and John Blavo – Lord Chancellor v Blavo and Co Solictors Ltd [2018] EWHC 3556 (QB). Subsequent to that litigation, Rachel, representing the Lord Chancellor, was able to obtain a post-judgment worldwide freezing order against Mr. Blavo (Lord Chancellor v John Blavo [2019] 6 WLUK 33)

Restructuring/Insolvency (Corporate and Personal)

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Company and Partnership Law


Important Cases


Professional memberships