Rebecca is building a practice across all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, shipping, conflicts of laws, civil fraud, and general commercial disputes. She has been instructed in matters spanning Chambers’ practice areas, both on her own and as junior. She has appeared successfully as sole counsel in the High Court.
Current and recent led work includes acting for the successful defendants in a 60-million-pound insurance arbitration; acting in a multimillion-pound dispute involving allegations of misrepresentation and fraudulent breach of duty in the context of a property regeneration scheme; and an Admiralty Court claim concerning damages payable as a result of a collision. Her work as sole counsel includes obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal Order in the High Court on behalf of a multinational pharmaceutical company; successfully resisting summary judgment in respect of payment under a guarantee; a dispute concerning alleged breaches of various freight forwarding agreements; and advising on several business interruption insurance claims for losses arising out of Covid-19.
Rebecca has a strong interest in private international law and has worked on a number of disputes raising jurisdictional and choice of law issues, particularly in an insurance context.
Rebecca has also completed a secondment in the shipping department of a major solicitors’ firm, where she worked on various charter party claims, as well as a shipbuilding dispute.