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 cohabitees. Rebecca 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 strategy, Rebecca 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”.