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Rebecca Page

Call 2001

rpage@maitlandchambers.com

Rebecca specialises in commercial/chancery litigation with a particular emphasis on insolvency matters and company disputes (including shareholder remedies and directors duties). She is also experienced in property litigation and professional negligence matters, particularly where there is a property, insolvency or company law element. Rebecca has offshore experience in the British Virgin Islands. Recent work includes acting for the successful parties as junior counsel in the Supreme Court in Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Ltd. Rebecca has been consistently recognised by the leading legal directories.

Key areas of practice:

  • Chancery Commercial – including obligations / liabilities under contracts, guarantees, securities, loans, sale of goods and consumer credit and equitable remedies.
  • 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.
  • Company – contentious matters, in particular shareholder remedies, unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, winding up and dissolution, restoration and director’s duties and disqualification.
  • Property – litigation and advisory work concerning the legal and beneficial ownership of real property, easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, boundary disputes 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.

In 2004 Rebecca was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands).

Publications

Gore-Brown on Companies: Contributor (Directors' Disqualifications chapter)

Reported Cases

Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) [2015] UKSC 23: Supreme Court, dishonest assistance, conspiracy, director’s breach of duty, corporate attribution, illegality and fraudulent trading.
Tomlinson v Pickup [2014] EWHC 4495 (Ch) Chancery Division trial concerning oral agreement for shares and directorships.
Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) v Nazir [2014] Ch 52: Court of Appeal, dishonest assistance, breach of duty and fraudulent trading.
Burntcopper Ltd (t/a Contemporary Design Unit) v International Travel Catering Association Ltd - [2014] All ER (D) 64 (Feb): Commercial Court trial, breach of contract.
Re Bowen Travel Ltd [2012] All ER (D) 63 (Dec): Chancery Division Birmingham DR, Administration Order.
Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others [2013] 1 All ER 375: Chancery Division, dishonest assistance, breach of duty and fraudulent trading.
Hunt v Harb and Aziz [2012] 1 Costs LR 78: Court of Appeal, third party costs orders and assignments of causes of action by trustee in bankruptcy.
Re Neath Rugby Ltd (No 2) Hawkes v Cuddy and others (No 2) - [2009] 2 BCLC 427: Court of Appeal, Unfair Prejudice.
Re DCC Realisations Ltd (in liquidation) [2009] STC 1390: Chancery Division, jurisdiction, administration and excise duty.
Arla Foods UK plc v Barnes and others [2009] 1 BCLC 699: Chancery Division trial, breach of contract.
Re Neath Rugby Club Ltd; Hawkes v Cuddy [2008] All ER (D) 252 (Nov): Chancery Division trial, Unfair Prejudice.
Alan Williams Entertainment Ltd and another v Hurd and others - [2006] All ER (D) 24 (Feb):  Chancery Division trial, breach of contract.
Cuddy v Hawkes [2007] BPIR 1217: Court of Appeal, Unfair Prejudice.
Devi v Banerji [2005] All ER (D) 340 (Jun): Chancery Division, civil evidence, letter of request for examination out of jurisdiction.
Harrison and another v Segger [2005] All ER (D) 416 (Feb): Chancery Division, insolvency bankruptcy appeal.
Coulter v Chief of Dorset Police [2004] BPIR 462: Chancery Division, bankruptcy, choses in action and assignment.

Memberships & Appointments
Chancery Bar Association
COMBAR
Insolvency Lawyers' Association
Qualifications
MA (Law) Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, 1997-2000 (Senior exhibitioner for Part IB Law)
Bedingfield Scholarship awarded by Gray’s Inn 2000
What the directories say

Chambers UK, 2017

Company
"Provides sound commercial and technical advice. She is a confident advocate."

Chambers UK, 2017

Restructuring/Insolvency
"Rebecca is quick to grasp the issues and to turn around written advice. She is excellent, both in conference and on her feet in court." "She's industrious and reliable - a rising star."

Chambers UK, 2016

Company

"She's very easy to deal with and very responsive too. Not only did she provide the piece of advice but she was very happy to drop into a conference call to explain it to the client."

"She is assiduous in terms of meeting deadlines, she meets what she promises"

Chambers UK, 2016

Restructuring/Insolvency

"She is very bright and hard-working - she really is prepared to go the extra mile."

Legal 500, 2015

Commercial Litigation

"She has a very thorough approach, and keeps looking for angles when others might have been content."

Legal 500, 2015

Company

"A hugely impressive barrister who is excellent value for money."

Legal 500, 2015

Insolvency

‘Well respected.’

Chambers UK, 2015

Restructuring/Insolvency

"She is meticulous, helpful, good on her feet and excellent on the law."

"She is very quick to grasp issues and turn around written advice."

Legal 500

"Equally as impressive when acting on her own, or as a junior to a QC.” (2014)

“Approaches litigation with a very sound technical and procedural understanding.” (2014)

“Bright, efficient, and great to work with.” (2014)

"incredibly bright, meticulous and personable; exactly what is required in this area" (2013)

“Commercially aware” (2013)

“Confident, articulate, and quick-thinking” (2012)

"Incisive and technically strong" (2011)

Chambers UK

“Very good, and quick to get to the bottom of an issue.” (2014)

“She gets the job done with no fuss.” (2014)

Peers believe "she has a nice measured style of advocacy which is all the more effective becuase she is never overstated" (2013)

"Very bright and quick to grasp difficult issues," and has “the ear of the Bench and gets great results" (2012)

"Bright, good with clients" and produces “sound and efficient paperwork” (2011)

"Especially noted for her diligence" (2010)

"Grasping the fundamentals of cases from the outset and being incredibly confident in court" (2009)

A "focused, articulate and hardworking" junior, who is"particularly good with judges" (2009)