Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that highly regarded criminal advocate Rebecca Fairbairn has joined Chambers with immediate effect. She was called to the Bar in 2000 and is recognised as a leading criminal practitioner in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Rebecca joins us from Drystone Chambers and brings with her an impressive criminal practice, covering both prosecution and defence work. She has built a reputation as a determined and effective advocate for the defence, as illustrated by her recent instructions in more serious cases.
Her criminal practice consists mainly of rape and serious sexual offences on behalf of both prosecution and defence. She is a grade 4 RASSO and Serious Crime Group prosecutor with experience in prosecuting and defending the most serious allegations. These include multi-complainant and defendant cases, those involving fitness to plead and those requiring expert evidence such as medical and technological expertise.
Described by Chambers & Partners as “a powerful and determined advocate” and “hard-working, highly articulate, organised, prepared and determined,” observers have stated that “her cross-examination is devastating, whilst still remaining sensitive.”
She is currently instructed by the CPS in a multi-complainant case involving historic allegations of rape.
James Newton-Price QC, Head of our Criminal Team, said: “It goes without saying that we are thrilled that Rebecca is joining us. Her outstanding reputation in the market precedes her and her extensive experience makes Rebecca a perfect fit for Chambers, adding even more strength and quality to our already well established team”.