Rebecca practises 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, in court and in arbitration. She has appeared successfully as sole counsel in the High Court.
Current and recent instructions include acting for the successful defendants in a 60-million-pound contractors’ all risks insurance arbitration; obtaining (as sole counsel) a Norwich Pharmacal Order in the High Court on behalf of a multinational pharmaceutical company; acting (as sole counsel) for the successful defendant in a dispute concerning alleged breaches of freight forwarding contracts under the BIFA terms; successfully resisting summary judgment in respect of payment under a guarantee; a multi-million pound dispute involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation in the context of a property regeneration scheme; and a trade credit insurance arbitration.
Rebecca has a strong interest in the conflict of laws and has advised on issues of jurisdiction and choice of law in a broad range of commercial contexts.
Rebecca has also completed a secondment in the shipping department of a major solicitors’ firm, where she worked on a variety of charter party claims, as well as a shipbuilding dispute.