Rebecca advises on financial and private children law matters arising on the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce, dissolution and the separation of unmarried parties. She also advises on non-contentious matters, with a growing practice advising on nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Rebecca has significant experience advising separating parents on the care and living arrangements of their children. As part of her children practice, she also has experience in obtaining declarations of parentage.
Rebecca’s cases often have an international element involving foreign jurisdictions or clients based or looking to move overseas. She has a particular interest in intra-UK family law, and is in the process of requalifying as a lawyer in Scotland.
- Acted for and achieved favourable outcome for the wife in complex financial remedy proceedings concerning the husband’s co-investment in private equity schemes against the backdrop of a relatively short marriage.
- Acted for the husband in a financial matter where the majority of the family’s wealth related to his historic injury award, and achieved an outcome which safeguarded those funds for his future needs.
- Acted for the successful applicant father in children proceedings which resulted in a shared care arrangement following a prolonged period of the mother having restricted the children’s time with the father.
Rebecca has been recognised in the Legal 500 as a key member in the team.
Legal 500: “…extraordinarily knowledgeable, responsive and – importantly – sympathetic, sensible and understanding…a pleasure to work with…would recommend to anybody”.
Rebecca read Theology at the University of St Andrews before completing her legal studies at BPP in London. Having initially joined the firm as a paralegal, Rebecca trained with Stewarts and qualified into the Divorce and Family team in 2017.
Accreditations and Memberships
Rebecca is a member of Resolution.
Publications and Media
Rebecca enjoys the outdoors, whether at home in Yorkshire or further afield in sunnier climates. She is a particularly keen skier, having qualified as a ski instructor in Canada.