Rachael Vasmer is a former solicitor specialising in clinical negligence for in excess of 20 years and a Deputy District Judge of the First Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber since June 2002 and full time District Tribunal Judge of the First Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber since November 2011. She is also a legally qualified member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation and War Pension Appeals Tribunals.
Rachael has suffered from substantial orthopaedic problems since a sports injury to her left knee at the age of 15 and is now an above knee amputee. Rachael’s first-hand experience of pursuing a clinical negligence claim relating to medical treatment has fuelled her interest and desire to be a part of AvMA and its work.
Rachael is married with two sons.