Rebecca is currently a Relationship Manager at LexisNexis Pacific.
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 English Bar in July 2013, following completion of her BPTC at The University of Law. She joined Gatehouse 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. She is a UK injury specialist.
Rebecca is the author or A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims.
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 has acted 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 has also appeared 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 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.
Areas of expertise
- Inquests & inquiries
Inquests & inquiries
Rebecca was instructed in the M5 Inquest into the multiple pile-up which occurred in Taunton in November 2011. The crash involved 34 vehicles and resulted in 7 fatalities, with many more injured. It occurred during a period of reduced visibility on the motorway and shortly after a nearby firework display:
Rebecca has also observed an inquest where the family of an autistic boy, who had died when he stepped in front of a HGV on a major road, wished to have a conciliatory meeting with the driver prior to the Inquest commencing.
During her Masters Rebecca researched and wrote about the role of the Coroner; she has a particular interest in the interplay between inquests and litigation.
- Inner Temple
A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims (Law Brief Publishing) 2018.
- BA (Law) – St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
- MA (Health Care Ethics and Law), University of Manchester
- BPTC – The University of Law