Rebecca is instructed on behalf of private individuals, corporate clients, trade unions, local authorities, NHS Trusts, police forces, charities and clients in the education sector in all aspects of employment law and discrimination, principally in and around London. She has a particular interest and experience in discrimination claims and undertakes work in the ET and EAT, before the Certification Officer and Central Arbitration Committee as well as in civil and appellate courts.
Rebecca is an experienced mediator who both conducts mediations, and also represents clients at both judicial and privately funded mediations.
Rebecca is regularly instructed at stages prior to litigation. She frequently conducts investigations (usually involving very senior individuals within an organisation), and is instructed to act as a legal adviser to decision making panels detailing with grievances or disciplinary proceedings, or to determine issues by making recommendations to decision makers.
In appropriate cases Rebecca will accept instructions under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.
Rebecca undertakes work across an enormous variety of industries and sectors including acting for companies or individuals within telecommunications, transport, management consultancy, healthcare, higher education and law. She has particular experience in the following:
Rebecca has extensive experience of dealing with claims within the financial sector, having acted on behalf of – and on occasion against- a number of domestic and overseas banks. The claims have frequently involved allegations of whistleblowing as well as discrimination, and Rebecca works closely with those instructing her (often including both the employment and regulatory teams) from the earliest stages of litigation, frequently being involved in negotiating settlements and avoiding litigation entirely.
Frequently acting for universities, Rebecca has a wealth of experience in higher education cases, from equal pay to discrimination to whistleblowing. She has also been instructed to conduct sensitive investigations, to advise formally constituted panels and to determine appeals and make appropriate recommendations. Rebecca is also instructed by schools and colleges, often when there are complex surrounding facts such as safeguarding concerns.
When a law firm itself is being sued, Rebecca is frequently the go-to counsel of choice.
Rebecca has a wealth of experience of acting for NHS Trusts, GP practices, dental practices and other healthcare providers, and is also frequently instructed to act for practitioners. She is instructed not only in proceedings before the Employment Tribunal, but also in appearing before internal disciplinary panels, or before regulatory bodies such as the GMC (excluding the NMC, as Rebecca sits as a legal assessor in that jurisdiction).
Rebecca is often instructed on complex multi day discrimination cases by the “Met” as well as other Chief Constables/ forces.
Within the construction sector, Rebecca has dealt with numerous redundancy cases, and also TUPE issues, as well as, recently, issues of whether redundancy selection criteria were indirectly discriminating on grounds of age.