Rebecca is a highly experienced family practitioner specializing in all aspects of the law relating to children with a particular emphasis on public law. She represents parents, children and other family members at all levels of court. She has been regularly instructed in matters involving complex medical evidence of non- accidental injuries and factitious disorder by proxy syndrome.
Rebecca is also regularly instructed in serious cases in which allegations of sexual abuse are made as well as matters of serious emotional abuse. Rebecca has particular expertise representing parents with learning disabilities. Rebecca has been instructed as a Leading Junior and has been led in a number of complex cases.
- LLB Hons University College London
- ICSL Bar Vocational Course
- Family Law Bar Association
- Lincoln’s Inn
- Re M and M, High Court case of 8 weeks duration involving historic inter-generational sexual abuse allegations. Leading junior.
- Re S –represented a learning disabled Father in finely balanced and emotive care proceedings
- Re B – represented a Father against whom findings were sought of serious assault against a step daughter. Findings were made that F was culpable but it was an isolated incident – totally out of character for him. Children were returned to the Mother
- Re B - represented a Polish Mother in the High Court in care proceedings. Complex jurisdictional issues as Mother was in prison awaiting extradition. Children ultimately placed with family members in Poland.
- Re S – represented a vulnerable Mother within contact/residence dispute. After a lengthy fact finding hearing the Judge found Father had committed significant violence against her and contact was to be supervised between the children and their Father.
- Re V – represented a Mother in a lengthy and complex fact finding hearing on the issue of sexual abuse. Findings were made against the Step Father.
- Re S – represented a Father in care proceedings where there were significant cultural issues and over sensitivity on behalf of the Local Authority. Child returned to the parents after expert assessment concluded the child was untruthful.