Local Government and Social Housing
Having experienced a broad based common law career in the best traditions of the Northern Circuit, Rebecca is a very experienced advocate who has specialised in personal injury law for the last two decades, with a focus on multitrack litigation and in more recent years, the Court of Protection.
Rebecca regularly represents parties in claims involving serious orthopaedic injury, fatal accidents, clinical negligence, criminal injuries and higher value industrial disease litigation. She has a very strong background of extensively representing local authorities in a wide range of employer’s liability and public liability claims, including failure to educate. She represents local authorities across the North West and Wales in the Court of Protection in relation to welfare decisions, disputed capacity and deprivation of liberty.
Rebecca is known for her thorough preparation, attention to detail, effective advocacy and cross examination and her excellent working relationships with lay clients and experts. She has worked throughout her career for local authorities and understands the challenges they face in litigation. She takes a proactive approach and provides advice on all aspects of the litigation.
Rebecca welcomes being able to provide informal advice on potential cases at an early stage, and frequently provides advice as to on-going case management from the earliest intimation of litigation, whether that is advising on letters in response and disclosure or advice as to the future conduct of litigation. She places particular emphasis on an efficient and effective ‘team approach’. Rebecca has considerable experience in all respects of personal injury law and the Court of Protection.
Reflecting her training and experience as a volunteer for the National Autistic Society, Rebecca has experience of advising parents in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) on choice of schools.
Rebecca is a reviewer on the Bar Pro Bono panel.