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).
Gore-Brown on Companies: Contributor (Directors' Disqualifications chapter)
Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation)  UKSC 23: Supreme Court, dishonest assistance, conspiracy, director’s breach of duty, corporate attribution, illegality and fraudulent trading.
Tomlinson v Pickup  EWHC 4495 (Ch) Chancery Division trial concerning oral agreement for shares and directorships.
Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) v Nazir  Ch 52: Court of Appeal (appeal to Supreme Court pending), dishonest assistance, breach of duty and fraudulent trading.
Burntcopper Ltd (t/a Contemporary Design Unit) v International Travel Catering Association Ltd -  All ER (D) 64 (Feb): Commercial Court trial, breach of contract.
Re Bowen Travel Ltd  All ER (D) 63 (Dec): Chancery Division Birmingham DR, Administration Order.
Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) and others v Nazir and others  1 All ER 375: Chancery Division, dishonest assistance, breach of duty and fraudulent trading.
Hunt v Harb and Aziz  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) -  2 BCLC 427: Court of Appeal, Unfair Prejudice.
Re DCC Realisations Ltd (in liquidation)  STC 1390: Chancery Division, jurisdiction, administration and excise duty.
Arla Foods UK plc v Barnes and others  1 BCLC 699: Chancery Division trial, breach of contract.
Re Neath Rugby Club Ltd; Hawkes v Cuddy  All ER (D) 252 (Nov): Chancery Division trial, Unfair Prejudice.
Alan Williams Entertainment Ltd and another v Hurd and others -  All ER (D) 24 (Feb): Chancery Division trial, breach of contract.
Cuddy v Hawkes  BPIR 1217: Court of Appeal, Unfair Prejudice.
Devi v Banerji  All ER (D) 340 (Jun): Chancery Division, civil evidence, letter of request for examination out of jurisdiction.
Harrison and another v Segger  All ER (D) 416 (Feb): Chancery Division, insolvency bankruptcy appeal.
Coulter v Chief of Dorset Police  BPIR 462: Chancery Division, bankruptcy, choses in action and assignment.