Rebecca practises across all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, shipping and shipbuilding, commodities, private international law, 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 respondents 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 freight forwarder in a dispute concerning alleged breaches of various 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.
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.