Rebecca is a leading English Queen’s Counsel. She has a wide ranging commercial practice, focussing particularly on insurance/reinsurance, accountants’ liability and general commercial disputes.
Rebecca is listed as a leading English silk in the 2020 Chambers & Partners UK and Global Directories and the 2020 Legal 500 Directory. The directories describe her as “incredibly bright” and “very talented”, praising her ability as “a fearless advocate…” and recognising that she is “very cool, calm and easy to work with”. She is listed as a leading silk in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, insurance/reinsurance, international arbitration and professional negligence.
Current and recent cases include: instructions in relation to Carillion; ICC arbitrations in Paris acting for a Middle Eastern government concerning oil and gas concession agreements (hearings in each of 2011-2019 and pending in 2020); insurance and reinsurance work, including Teal v. Berkley (Supreme Court 2017: allocation of claims to reinsurance programme) and advice and arbitrations concerning political risks insurance, contingency insurance and D&O cover (2016-2020); Manchester Building Society v. Grant Thornton (appeal to the Supreme Court to be heard in 2020) and the PwC v Cattles litigation.
Rebecca is a supporting member of the LMAA and a member of the LCIA. She is willing to accept appointments as arbitrator. She has been appointed as arbitrator in LMAA, LCIA, SCC and ad hoc arbitrations.
Rebecca has appeared as counsel in ICC, LCIA, LMAA, ARIAS, Bermuda Form and ad hoc arbitrations.