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Rebecca Cockcroft Rebecca Cockcroft

Rebecca Cockcroft

Co-Head of Family

Rebecca is a consultant in the Family department. She joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2014 and her arrival at the firm featured as the ‘Move of the Week’ in The Lawyer Magazine.

Rebecca's work covers all aspects of private family law. She has specialist experience in matrimonial finance often with international elements and children matters (Schedule 1 and relocation cases as well as day to day children cases dealing with living arrangements and schooling issues).

Rebecca is regularly instructed in City based divorces and receives referrals from corporate law firms, leading investment banks and broking houses. She also represents wealthy London mothers, entrepreneurs and unmarried parents. Rebecca heads a strong team who assist her in delivering an empathetic service with exceptional emotional support. She is readily available to her clients whenever they need support to help them through the difficult process of divorce or separation.

Rebecca is collaborative in her approach but a skilful litigator when necessary. Rebecca tends to settle many of her cases outside of court to protect client privacy and confidentiality. She increasingly uses the forums of private FDRs and Arbitration.

The prestigious UK Hot 100 Lawyers describes Rebecca as ‘a star performer who has steadily built a stellar reputation’ and  ‘razor sharp.  Chambers and Partners UK Family Law Directory  said she is incredibly bright, knowledgeable and quick witted, with good client interpersonal skills.’

A recent testimonial from a former client best illustrates the level of service Rebecca and her team provide to clients from start to finish:

I met Rebecca at the most difficult and stressful time in my life.  From the very first meeting, I realized how fortunate I was to have met solicitors who were extremely professional, knowledgeable, bright and most importantly passionately committed to the rights of their client.  In addition to very clear and pragmatic advice and very fast turnaround of documents at all times, they provided much needed empathy and constant support that kept me going through the process.  They understood my family dynamics and my desire to put the long term needs of my children first.   Always communicating clearly and keeping me informed, they exceeded all expectations!

The impact this amazing team had on my life has been incredible and I am extremely grateful. 


Qualified 2000, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2014, consultant 2014.

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