Rebecca graduated in Jurisprudence from St. Hugh's College, Oxford in 2004. She became a tenant at St. Mary's Chambers in 2007 following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage.
Rebecca is an Assistant Coroner for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Rebecca is a pupil supervisor.
Rebecca regularly appears in public law proceedings, representing parents, the Official Solicitor, the children and extended family members. She also has experience of representing the local authority. Rebecca has experience of proceedings concerning issues of neglect and physical, emotional and sexual abuse and has been involved in cases concerning serious non-accidental injuries and child death.
Rebecca has appeared at all levels up to the Court of Appeal. She appears against senior family barristers and has appeared against Queen’s Counsel without being led herself. Rebecca also has experience of being led by Queen’s Counsel when required.
Rebecca is highly skilled in working effectively with clients to quickly establish their trust. She has often worked with vulnerable clients and has experience of working with parties who require an intermediary.
Rebecca is regularly instructed in complex private law cases in which the children are separately represented and where there are serious allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, domestic abuse, parental alienation, and factitious illness.
Rebecca has experience in a variety of more unusual applications including Declarations of Parentage and Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps orders concerning, amongst other issues, a child’s religious upbringing, medical treatment, permanent and temporary removal from the jurisdiction and change of name.
As well as the most complex cases, Rebecca regularly represents parents in cases where, although there are no serious allegations of harm, arrangements cannot be agreed because one parent struggles to understand the importance and validity of the role of the other parent.
Rebecca is able to deal with clients sensitively but also honestly and pragmatically in order to achieve the best outcome. Rebecca’s skill with clients results in regular requests from clients to ensure her continuing representation.
Rebecca is always well prepared and is highly regarded for her effective advocacy and negotiation. Rebecca prides herself in ensuring all work arising from any hearing is completed on the day, this ensures her instructing solicitor is fully informed of the outcome and next steps for her cases promptly, avoiding any delay in progressing the case effectively.
Rebecca has extensive experience of applications under the Family Law Act 1996 for non-molestation and occupation orders and regularly appears on behalf of both applicants and respondents.
Rebecca is very familiar with the tension and distress which exists in respect of these matters. She is effective in managing the situation in and around the court room sensitively for parties and witnesses, including ensuring appropriate special measures are in place.
Rebecca accepts instructions in Court of Protection matters. She has experiences of cases where the issues in the Court of Protection and the Family Court overlap.
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