Rebecca has a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance, jurisdiction and conflicts of laws, commodities, shipping, civil fraud and general commercial disputes. She has been instructed in matters spanning the full range of Chambers’ work and is equally comfortable acting on her own and as part of a team. She has appeared led in the Court of Appeal, Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in international arbitrations and unled in the Commercial Court, Queen’s Bench Division and County Court.
Current and recent instructions include acting for a major market insurer in very high value aviation insurance claims arising out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including in a successful joinder application (AerCap Ireland Limited v AIG and Others  EWHC 96 (Comm)); acting as sole counsel for the successful defendant in an application to the High Court under s.67 Arbitration Act (Emirates Shipping Line v Gold Star Line  EWHC 880 (Comm)); appearing in the Court of Appeal in a dispute arising out of an offshore geotechnical contract; acting (as sole counsel) for Lloyd’s syndicates in a claim against an international art dealer under a consignment agreement for the loss of a high value painting; several high value reinsurance arbitrations arising from Covid-19; and an appeal to the Commercial Court under s.69 Arbitration Act concerning aggregation for Covid-19 losses under a catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance policy.
Rebecca has a particular interest in private international law and has worked on a number of cases involving jurisdictional and choice of law issues.
Rebecca accepts instructions, led or unled, in any commercial dispute. In appropriate cases, she is happy to accept pro bono instructions.
Rebecca has been instructed in a wide range of insurance and reinsurance disputes, including trade credit, liability, construction all risks, business interruption and marine insurance. She has appeared as junior in several high value insurance arbitrations and regularly advises as sole counsel in smaller matters. Highlights include:
Rebecca has a wide range of experience of general commercial and contractual disputes:
Rebecca has a particular interest in disputes raising conflict of laws issues and has advised on jurisdiction and choice of law in a range of commercial contexts. Highlights include:
Rebecca has appeared as junior counsel in several very high value LCIA arbitrations, as well as being instructed in various LMAA, ARIAS and Ad Hoc matters. She also has experience of applications to the Commercial Court under s.67 and s.69 Arbitration Act 1996. Highlights include:
Rebecca has acted in a wide range of disputes concerning shipping and commodities, including disputes under charter parties, bills of lading and overseas sales contracts. Highlights include:
City University London: BPTC, Very Competent (2018)
City University London: GDL, Distinction (2017)
University of Cambridge: MPhil Renaissance Literature (2015)
Pembroke College Cambridge: BA English, Double First (2013)
Foundation Scholarship (Pembroke College)
Foundress Prize (awarded for a very strong first-class performance)
College Prize (Pembroke College)
Winner, Maitland Advocacy Prize
Finalist, Lincoln’s Inn Internal Mooting Competition
Lord Bowen Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Levitt Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
As a student, Rebecca volunteered for the Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme, which offers advice and representation to litigants in person in the Winding Up Court. She represented City University at the XXIV Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.
Rebecca has written book reviews for the Times Literary Supplement, amongst other publications.