Ranked in The Legal 500 (2024) for Crime
“She has an eye for the realities of a case and an ability to identify the points that really matter to a jury. Any client is in an exceptionally safe pair of hands” – The Legal 500 (2024)
“Rebecca is a very well-prepared, tenacious advocate. A meticulous cross-examiner and very jury-friendly.” – Legal 500 (2023)
“Rebecca is a fearless and tenacious defence advocate. She has a fine eye for details in a case and a surgical approach to cross examination” -Legal 500 (2022)
“She is a fierce and determined advocate. Always very well prepared, and a solid courtroom performer. Juries and judges trust her” – Legal 500 (2021)
“Juries are genuinely engaged in listening to what she has to say – her legal submission and closing speeches are cleverly persuasive!” – Legal 500 (2020)
Rebecca is a senior and experienced criminal defence practitioner. Her practice encompasses murder, firearms, serious violence, drug related matters and serious sexual offences. Her particular specialisms are serious violence and sexual offences. She is recommended as a Leading Junior for Crime in the Legal 500.
Rebecca has a strong reputation for her direct, incisive approach and sound tactical judgement. Those who have worked with her commend her personable style and polished court manner.
Recent Notable Cases
R v K – defendant acquitted of all counts after a 13 week, multi-handed grooming trial at Manchester Minshull Street.
R v W – Leading junior in multi-handed rape and kidnap trial.
R v M – Junior alone in multi-handed grooming trial. Only defendant to be acquitted of multiple counts of rape.
R v Sengendo – Led junior in murder case at the CCC, also on the indictment was rape, kidnap and attempted murder. This case was described by the trial judge as a “ripper case”.
R v H – Junior alone in multi-handed grooming trial.
R v S – Junior alone in attempted murder at the CCC. A 16 year old boy charged with joining in an attack where another 16 year old was murdered.
R v H – Leading junior in violent disorder and attempted murder.
R v Thaxter – Led junior in missing body murder.
R v A – Junior alone in multiple count stranger rape.
R v Rogers – Junior alone in firearms factory case. Only defendant to be acquitted of all counts.
- R v Yaryare and Hassan  EWCA Crim 78
- Attorney-General’s Ref (No. 34 of 2015)  EWCA Crim 1152
- R v Townsend (2013) EWCA Crim 771
- R v W (2013) 2 Cr.App.R (S) 87