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Introduction

Rebecca is an injury specialist. She is currently on sabbatical in Sydney, Australia and returns to chambers in May 2019; she will not be accepting instructions until this time. Whilst in Australia, Rebecca is writing a clinical negligence text book entitled “A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims”, which is due for publication in early 2018.

Rebecca has experience in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury, including road traffic accident claims, fraud, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, historic sexual abuse, industrial disease and inquests. Rebecca acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in trials on liability and quantum, as well as in disposal hearings, applications and case management hearings. She also appears in costs matters, including disputes as to QOCS and fixed costs. She has experience drafting and is particularly adept at the forensic analysis of large quantities of documents.

Rebecca read Law at St Hugh’s College Oxford before undertaking a Masters Degree in Health Care Ethics and Law at Manchester. She was called to the Bar in July 2013, following completion of her BPTC at The University of Law. She joined chambers in September 2014 as a third six pupil, following pupillage at a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence set. She has also benefitted from a secondment with a leading London firm known for its personal injury and clinical negligence expertise.

Rebecca has a keen interest in medical ethics and prior to coming to the Bar she volunteered for the Patient Advisory Liaison Service, providing a complaints resolution service at a busy and struggling hospital.

Rebecca is a seasoned seminar speaker and also produces webinars for Datalaw. Rebecca is also committed to promoting access to the Bar. She regularly takes part in mock trials in chambers, organised for A-Level students from schools across London, and welcomes invitations to speak at University careers events.

Rebecca is a keen flautist and netball player. In her spare time, if she’s not exploring another country, Rebecca is most likely to be found at the theatre or lost in a food market

Qualifications

  • BA (Law) – St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
  • MA (Health Care Ethics and Law), University of Manchester
  • BPTC – The University of Law
  • Exhibition Scholarship, Inner Temple

Professional associations

  • PIBA
  • Inner Temple

Publications / Webinars

  • QOCS and Strike Out - PI Brief Update Law Journal
  • QOCS and the tactical use of a notice of discontinuance: Mr Brian Kite v The Phoenix Pub Group – Personal Injury Law Journal
  • Care and assistance claims: how to evidence and value them – Data Law Webinar