Since commencing practice, Rebecca has gained experience in public and private family proceedings.
Rebecca has represented local authorities, parents and guardians at all stages of proceedings from interim hearings to finding of fact and final hearings. She has adopted a very thorough approach to advising and representing her clients, and she has recently appeared in the High Court, representing the local authority through to the case completion. Rebecca has experience of applications regarding exercising the court’s inherent jurisdiction in relation to deprivation of liberty safeguards for children.
She regularly accepts instructions for cases which involve complex issues such as non-accidental injuries, forced marriage, domestic abuse and violence, jurisdictional issues, and physical and sexual abuse.
Rebecca has a very thorough approach to public law matters, and understands that the proceedings can be distressing for those involved, therefore she handles matters sensitively and to the client’s needs.
Rebecca also has experience in private family matters including Children Act proceedings, injunctive matters and ancillary relief. She has represented the applicant and respondent in such cases. Rebecca has represented and advised clients at all stages of proceedings, and understands the importance of such cases to the individuals involved.
Whilst completing the BPTC, Rebecca was awarded the ‘Best Student’ award in the Family Law module.
Before joining Central Chambers, Rebecca worked as a Project Officer at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. She was responsible for resolving complaints and grievances individuals had against public bodies and government institutions, as an alternative to individuals pursuing litigation. Her main caseload involved complaints against the NHS, and she was responsible for investigating the complaint; instructing and questioning experts; and producing a detailed written report with her findings.
University of Manchester – LLB (Law) – First Class
Manchester Metropolitan University – BPTC – Very Competent
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