The 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners says of Rebecca: “she has a reputation for providing sound, user-friendly advice”. She is “the complete package – she has a very good head on her, excellent judgement when it comes to running cases, and a very persuasive manner when dealing with the courts.”
Rebecca has a wide ranging commercial practice. Current and recent cases include: accountants’ liability claims, especially audit negligence (including Manchester Building Society v. Grant Thornton (2018), NHBC v PwC (settled 2018) and Cattles v. PwC (settled October 2015); ICC arbitrations in Paris acting for a Middle Eastern government concerning oil and gas concession agreements (hearings in each of 2011-2017); LCIA arbitrations in London concerning commodities / metal smelting (2017), natural gas (2016), commercial fraud (2016) and long term supply contract / financing agreements (2015); injunction proceedings in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division concerning bond sales (2017) and acting for private equity funds (2015 and 2016); LMAA arbitrations; and the long-running Teal v. Berkley, a reinsurance case which went to the Supreme Court in 2013 and came back before the Court of Appeal on another issue in 2016.
In 2018 Rebecca was nominated for the Chambers Bar Awards Professional Negligence Silk of the Year. Rebecca is listed as a leading silk in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, insurance, international arbitration and professional negligence in the 2019 Chambers & Partners Directory and commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence in the 2018 Legal 500 Directory.
Rebecca is a supporting member of the LMAA and a member of the LCIA and accepts appointments as arbitrator.