Rebecca is a partner at the firm. Her practice encompasses all aspects of media law,  reputation protection and risk and crisis management including defamation, privacy, blackmail and harassment, digital, cyber and data protection.

Rebecca’s clients include UHNWI’s and HNW, private and family offices, politicians, academics, entrepreneurs, celebrities, charities, journalists, schools, teachers and high-profile businesspeople.  Rebecca regularly undertakes both Claimant and Defendant work at both the pre and post broadcast/publication stages.

Rebecca is highly recommended within the industry having obtained significant damages and settlements, secured numerous apologies, retractions and corrections and obtained the removal of online content in multiple jurisdictions.

Rebecca has a great breadth of experience across her practice areas.  She has been at the forefront of significant cases in her field and was the lead Senior Associate in the ground-breaking privacy case PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd, considered by commentators as the most important privacy law decision of the decade.

Rebecca also regularly advises on the contents and use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality and reputation provisions within settlement agreements and other contracts as well as advising on matters concerning data privacy including hacking, data leaks, Right to be Forgotten and online takedown work.

Rebecca’s core focus is the protection of clients’ welfare, reputations and livelihoods.  Rebecca’s clients frequently require legal advice which works alongside existing strategies.  As such her work commonly involves working with in-house and out of the jurisdiction legal teams as well as other third parties such a PR and management agents as part of a wider litigation or reputation protection strategy.

Rebecca also provides comment and industry observations to the national press and legal, business and media publications and has provided content for the Huffington Post.

Rebecca is consistently recognised and ranked in the key legal directories

  • Legal 500 report  ‘[Rebecca] ‘has a very sharp mind and doesn’t miss a thing’
  • ‘Excellent knowledge of the law and communicates all options/strategy concisely and effectively’
  • ‘Rebecca gets to the macro issues quicker than the speed of light. Her strength makes for formidable opposition in negotiations and resolution of disputes’ Chambers 2021
  • ‘Multi-jurisdictional matters are a key strength’ (Next Generation partners – Legal 500 2021
  • ‘A key lawyer in her field’ (Legal 500 2020)
  • ‘Rebecca continues to impress and is a pleasure to work with. She is diligent, tactically very sharp and always willing to go beyond the point of call for her clients’ (Chambers & Partners 2019)
  • ‘Rebecca is a litigator with noted experience in privacy disputes, acting for well-known and private individuals’ (Chambers & Partners 2018)
  • ‘Very engaging and gets right under the subject. She finds areas of weakness that others don’t spot’ (Chambers & Partners 2017)
  • ‘superb’, ‘one of the young stars of the business’ (Chambers & Partners 2017)
  • Rebecca is listed in the Spears Wealth 500 Directory as a ‘Rising Star’
  • Legal 500 highlights Rebecca as a Next Generation Lawyer
  • Spear’s Wealth Reputation Lawyers List and highlighted as ‘Best in Breed’
  • Rebecca was the lead Senior Associate acting for the Claimant ‘PJS’ in the now globally recognised case of PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26 – the first case in which the Supreme Court has given judgment on an interim application for an injunction restraining breach of privacy. This case is considered by many commentators to be the most important privacy law decision of the decade. PJS succeeded in upholding an interim injunction restraining publication of their identity in proceedings for misuse of private information, which had been granted earlier in the year
  • Represented primary school teacher Martin Gilham against MGN Ltd and Reach PLC [Martin Gilham v MGN Ltd and Reach PLC [2020] EWHC 2217 (QB)] – following a judgment handed down on 12 August 2020, the High Court of Justice awarded Mr Gilham libel compensation in the sum of £49,000 in respect of four articles published by the Sunday Mirror, Mirror Online and Kent Live on 15 to 20 December 2018
  • Regularly advises on the contents and use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality and reputation provisions within settlement agreements and other contracts
  • Represented solicitor Sarah Webb in her High Court claim against Lewis Silkin LLP for misuse of private information, receiving damages and costs. The matter was successfully settled and following a contested hearing, Ms Webb also won the right to read a statement in open court which vindicated her decision to sue
  • Acted on behalf of Tesla Motors Ltd and Tesla Motors Inc in a case against the BBC concerning Malicious Falsehood and section 3(1) of the Defamation Act 1952
  • Successfully obtained an interim injunction after an Application brought in the High Court restraining the publication of information derived from various documents including Without Prejudice communications
  • Secured significant damages and payment of legal costs on behalf of a leading property investor specialising in luxury resorts following a libel claim filed in the High Court relating to false allegations concerning its business practices
  • Acted for a well-known TV personality in libel action brought against The Daily Mirror for publication of false allegations concerning sexual impropriety. The matter was successfully settled with the Claimant receiving an apology, statement in open court and substantial sum in damages
  • Clients and former clients include MPs, manufacturing, property and hospitality industries, private equity firms, individuals and companies the subject of investigative journalism programmes such as Panorama, private and public individuals and well-known personalities from the sports and entertainment industries including Simon Cowell, Sir Elton John, Bryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, James Blunt, Frank Bruno