Areas of Expertise
Rebecca is an experienced barrister with an extensive personal injury practice. Rebecca’s work incorporates all areas of personal injury. She regularly acts in fast and multi-track claims including clinical negligence, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, product liability as well as road traffic and highway matters.
Rebecca also has experience in dealing with hearings before the Social Care Wales panel. She has an understanding of interim orders and fitness to practice issues.
· Member of PIBA (Personal Injury Bar Association)
· Greenhill Comprehensive School, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
· Cardiff University (1st class)
· Bar Vocational Course, Cardiff University (Outstanding)
Rebecca has appeared before the Social Care Wales panel, instructed by unions and on behalf of carers. She has dealt with and understands fitness to practice issues.
Rebecca’s practice encompasses all areas of personal injury work. Rebecca has extensive experience in claims involving road traffic accidents, highways, employer's liability, occupiers' liability, defective premises and product liability. She has particular experience in food poisoning claims.
In addition to court work, Rebecca has a substantial paper-based practice. She regularly provides written advices, drafts pleadings and settles complex schedules.
Rebecca frequently represents Defendants in cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged and applications under Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 are made.
Rebecca has experience in dealing with costs issues.
Acted for a Defendant bus company at trial where there were issues regarding the credibility of the Claimant’s evidence. The Defendant was successful in obtaining a finding of fundamental dishonesty and an order for costs.
Acted for a Claimant who initially appeared to have suffered a relatively low level injury but went on to develop fibromyalgia. Drafted a significant Schedule of Loss and the claim ultimately settled for 6 figure sum.
Acted for Claimant with extensive injuries following a RTC. The case involved multiple experts across a wide range of issues. A particular feature of the case was future loss of earnings and Billett v MOD arguments. The claim settled following a JSM for a 6 figure sum.
Represented the insurer of a large chain restaurant in relation to a number of food poisoning claims arising out of the same incident. Although as a result of the same food poisoning outbreak, the claims all had different aspects to consider. Some had significant credibility issues. One multi-track matter is ongoing which involves complex issues of causation.