Rebecca is a litigator specialising in all aspects of media law including pre and post publication & broadcast matters, defamation, privacy, copyright and data protection breaches and reputation and crisis management. Rebecca has practiced in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council. Past and present clients range from high profile politicians, celebrities, sports people, leading business figures, journalists, media outlets, corporations and individuals.
Rebecca is described by market observers in the Chambers & Partners 2017 directory as “superb”, “one of the young stars of the business” and “very engaging and gets right under the subject. She finds areas of weakness that others don’t spot.”
Rebecca is highly recommended within the industry having obtained significant damages and secured numerous injunctions, takedowns, apologies and corrections for clients. Rebecca acted for the successful party (PJS) in PJS -v- News Group Newspapers (the first case in which the Supreme Court has given Judgment on an interim application restraining a breach of privacy). Previous notable cases also include Sarah Webb -v- Lewis Silkin and Tamara Ecclestone -v- Omar Khyami as well as numerous anonymised, private and unreported proceedings.
Rebecca devises effective strategies to manage internet content including securing the removal of online material from websites and social media. Rebecca regularly works hand in glove with her clients’ existing public relations teams and other external consultants and organisations including the Independent Press Standards Organisation. In addition Rebecca regularly advises clients on employment-related matters particularly including confidentiality provisions within settlement agreements.