Rebekah joined Chambers in April 2022 following successful completion of a common law pupillage. She is developing a broad practice covering all areas of Chambers’ work.
Prior to pupillage, Rebekah spent two years as a paralegal at a specialist family law firm where she worked on cases in all areas of private family proceedings. She gained experience in financial remedies cases across a variety of asset levels, including those with complex business issues, international elements and nuptial agreements. In addition, she assisted with TOLATA claims and surrogacy cases as well as private children cases ranging from CAOs to applications for leave to remove.
Rebekah was then a paralegal to a barrister specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence for 18 months. In this role, she was exposed to multi-track litigation with a particular focus on cases involving traumatic brain injuries. She assisted in preparing for CCMCs, joint settlement meetings and infant approval hearings and acquired experience drafting high value schedules, including for fatal accident claims.
Alongside studying for the BPTC and working as a paralegal, Rebekah volunteered at the National Centre for Domestic Violence assisting victims of domestic abuse to apply for non-molestation and occupation orders. She also provided pro bono advice and representation at the East London Family Court.
Rebekah has a keen interest in family finance cases and is instructed to represent clients at all stages of the process. She has particular experience in this area having been under the supervision of Jennifer Lee during pupillage and having worked as a family paralegal prior to pupillage.
Rebekah is regularly instructed in private children matters and represents clients at all stages, from FHDRAs to final hearings and fact-finds. She has experience dealing with cases involving domestic abuse, the involvement of the local authority and allegations of parental alienation.
Rebekah accepts instructions in all areas of civil law. She has a particular interest in personal injury claims and is frequently instructed in claims arising from road traffic accidents, including those involving credit hire issues. Rebekah can provide written advice where appropriate and is experienced in drafting pleadings.
Rebekah has also appeared in possession claims and bankruptcy proceedings.
Rebekah’s criminal practice primarily consists of criminal defence work with a particular focus on motoring offences. Rebekah is regularly instructed to represent clients arguing exceptional hardship. She is also a Level 1 CPS Panel Advocate.
Rebekah has recently acted for Defendants who were seeking relief from forfeiture of a lease and for a landlord seeking possession under section 8.