Rebecca practises in all areas of commercial chancery litigation, with an emphasis on contentious insolvency matters. Rebecca regularly undertakes work in the commercial field and in particular company and property law disputes. She also undertakes professional negligence matters, particularly where there is an insolvency or property element. In 2004 Rebecca spent 5 months in the BVI, during which time she worked on a number of cross-border insolvency and commercial disputes and was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Virgin Islands.
Peers believe "she has a nice measured style of advocacy which is all the more effective becuase she is never overstated"
(Chambers UK 2013)
"Very bright and quick to grasp difficult issues," and has “the ear of the Bench and gets great results"
(Chambers & Partners 2012).
“Confident, articulate, and quick-thinking”
(Legal 500, 2012)
‘Incisive and technically strong’
(Legal 500, 2011)
"Bright, good with clients" and produces “sound and efficient paperwork”
(Chambers & Partners 2011).
‘Especially noted for her diligence’
(Chambers & Partners 2010)
‘Grasping the fundamentals of cases from the outset and being incredibly confident in court’
(Chambers & Partners 2009).
A ‘focused, articulate and hardworking’junior, who is‘particularly good with judges’
(Chambers & Partners 2009).
Hunt v Harb  EWCA Civ 1239 (Court of Appeal)
Bilta (UK) Limited v Nazir & others LTL 24/11/2010
Re DCC Realisations Ltd (in liquidation)  STC 1390
Re Neath Rugby Club Ltd (No 2); Hawkes v Cuddy and others (No 2)  2 BCLC 427 (CA)
Arla Foods UK plc v Barnes and others  1 BCLC 699
Re Neath Rugby Club Ltd; Hawkes v Cuddy  All ER (D) 252 (Nov)
Cuddy v Hawkes  BPIR 1217 (CA)
Alan Williams Entertainment Ltd and another v Hurd & others  All ER (D) 24 (Feb)
Devi v Banerji  All ER (D) 340 (Jun)
Harrison and another v Segger  All ER (D) 416 (Feb)
Coulter v Chief of Dorset Police  BPIR 462
Enterprise Chambers Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation and Practice (contributor)
Current co-editor of the Insolvency Chapter in the Landlord and Tenant Factbook (Sweet & Maxwell)
Areas of Emphasis
Insolvency – all aspects of corporate and individual insolvency, including all stages of the winding up and bankruptcy process, administrations, voluntary arrangements and claims arising out of wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, transactions at an undervalue and preferences. Her clients have included directors, office holders (liquidators/administrators/trustees in bankruptcy) as well as creditors, including HMRC.
Company –contentious matters, in particular shareholder remedies, unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, winding up and dissolution, restoration and director’s duties (including director’s disqualification).
Chancery Commercial – including obligations / liabilities under contracts, guarantees, securities, loans, sale of goods and consumer credit, with a particular emphasis on equitable remedies.
Property – litigation and advisory work concerning the legal and beneficial ownership of real property, easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, boundary disputes, land registration and mortgages
Landlord and Tenant – business and residential tenancies including security of tenure, possession claims, forfeiture, dilapidations with a particular emphasis on the impact of insolvency.
Professional Negligence - particularly in relation to insolvency, legal and property professionals.
Career & Associations
MA (Law) Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, 1997-2000
Senior exhibitioner for Part I B Law
Bedingfield Scholarship awarded by Gray’s Inn 2000
Inns of Court School of Law 2000-2001
Called to the Bar of England and Wales 2001
Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Virgin Islands 2004
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Property Bar Association