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Rebecca Cockcroft

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Rebecca is Head of Family at Payne Hicks Beach, “a top notch department that does A list work for the most influential, successful and high profile clients” (The Legal 500 UK 2023).

Rebecca’s practice covers all aspects of private family law. She has over 20 years of experience as a family lawyer, specialising in financial remedy proceedings, arrangements for children (including international relocation) and financial provision for unmarried parents and cohabiteesRebecca has specialist skills in cases involving addictions and coercive control and is adept at navigating sensitive matters involving the Local Authority and the Police. She also has experience of running complex litigation in The Business and Property Courts involving conduct, dishonesty and fraud between a husband and wife. Rebecca leads a strong team, renowned for delivering the highest level of service, with astute financial acumen and exceptional levels of support.

Rebecca is collaborative in her approach, but a skilled litigator when necessary. She tends to settle most cases outside of court to protect client privacy and confidentiality, increasingly using the forums of private FDRs and Arbitration to achieve this. This enables litigation to be resolved in a timely and more cost effective way, which is in the best interests of the family.

Recognised by the UK legal directories as one of the technically most knowledgeable and skilled family lawyers in London with a very good brain for case strategyRebecca is described as diligent, measured and constructive, really on top of the details and prepares thoroughly and thinks about cases from all angles. She is also listed by The Spear’s Family Lawyers Index  as “Top Recommended”.

Rebecca has also written for the legal press and The Financial Times and The Telegraph on Family Law related issues.

The variety in Rebecca’s practice reflects the breadth of her appeal. She enjoys representing entrepreneurs, professionals and homemakers alike and relishes the intellectual challenges that come with having a wide ranging and diverse practice. She is regularly instructed in City-based divorces (receiving referrals from hedge funds, leading investment banks and magic circle law firms) whilst also skilled in the fight for wives left at the raw end of decisions taken during the marriage.

Rebecca‘s no nonsense approach, dedication and kindness keeps her clients focused on the fundamentals of a case and ensures an outcome which they thought unattainable at the commencement of proceedings, on both an emotional and financial level.

Rebecca has a close working relationship with many leading KC’s and junior barristers. This enables her to put together the right team for each and every  case and ensure that the litigation is delivered seamlessly, professionally and proportionately.

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  • Chambers UK 2024: Band 2 in Family/Matrimonial Ultra High Net Worth: Finance
  • The Legal 500 UK 2024 – ranked in the Hall of Fame category, she is described as “a person that you want leading your team”.
  • Chambers Ultra High Net Worth“The quality of work Rebecca is excellent, and her judgement, advice and correspondence are fantastic.”
  • Chambers Ultra High Net Worth “She has a good, holistic approach and is someone who can identify the cases that require litigation and those that you can get to a resolution on.”
  • The Lawyer Hot 100 Litigators  – A star performer who has steadily built a stellar reputation and is razor sharp; 
  • Chambers Ultra High Net Worth – Rebecca is a fantastic lawyer. She is incredibly hard-working, really clever and a delight to deal with;
  • Chambers Ultra High Net Worth – Rebecca’s very tenacious and fights her client’s corner. She is fantastically experienced and is so good with clients;
  • Chambers Ultra High Net Worth – Rebecca is really exemplary in the way she deals with clients; she gives clients all of herself and is always available, has real empathy and gives the advice that they need to hear;
  • Chambers High Net Worth – Rebecca offers the wraparound complete service. Her clients love her, which is hardly surprising … she deals with every problem they have. She is very emotionally intelligent. She really gets the subtleties of her cases.
  • Spears Family Law Index – Top Recommended Family Lawyer who is outstanding in the field and a first rate lawyer with brilliant people skills;
  • The Legal 500 UK – Polished, excellent and professional;
  • The Legal 500 UK – Rebecca thinks tactically about her cases from day one. Clients have the reassurance of knowing where their case is going from almost the first meeting and she has the unerring good judgment to get them to the planned conclusion with the minimum of stress.   
  • Member of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)

 

Rebecca is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and a founding partner of Tatler Address Book Advisory (formerly Tatler HNW Address Book).

To view Rebecca’s Tatler Address Book Advisory profile click here. Advisory is Tatler’s trusted network of influential private client experts, all at the pinnacle of their profession and recognised as the elite practitioners within their field with the skills set necessary to advise UHNW and HNW individuals.