Rebecca appears in proceedings across the entire practice area – from Children Act public law proceedings to Ancillary Relief hearings before the High Court. Her experience also includes private law Children Act matters, international child abduction, TOLATA claims and injunctive relief and enforcement; from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court. Rebecca has the rare ability to communicate with clients from all walks of life and is equally at ease representing both the affluent and the less well advantaged. She has demonstrated a sound knowledge of case law and procedure and brings with her a well developed and persuasive advocacy style in contested hearings.
Rebecca brings an impressive criminal practice to Drystone Chambers, covering both prosecution and defence work. She has built a reputation as a determined and effective advocate for the defence and her recent instructions in more serious cases illustrates this.
Rebecca has a specialism in terms of rape and serious sexual offences, acting on behalf of the prosecution and defence. She is a grade 4 prosecutor and on the RASSO list, experienced in prosecuting and defending the most serious allegations including multi-complainant cases, those involving fitness to plead and expert evidence (medical and technology).
Her defence practice has burgeoned of late and she has recently been led in the defence of the largest ever FSA prosecution for insider trading, a multi million pound drug importation, a multi handed drugs conspiracy and a murder case involving a 16 year old boy. Recent examples of cases she has been instructed or acted upon in her own right are the acquittal of a 15 year old boy charged with possession of a loaded handgun (found at the end of his bed) and she is currently instructed in relation to a young woman charged with murder.
She has particular experience in murder trials and was recently Junior counsel in a case where she obtained leave to appeal the conviction.