Rebecca read Law with Law Studies in Europe at the University of Oxford (Corpus Christi College) between 2002 and 2006. After successfully completing her pupillage in 2007, she practised as a barrister in England and Wales between 2007 and December 2018. Rebecca specialised in Mental Capacity and Administrative and Public Law and has extensive experience of working with the Court of Protection. She regularly represented P (acting through his/her litigation friend), public bodies and family members. In September 2015, she was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional A Panel). Rebecca was also repeatedly invited to speak at regional and national conferences, seminars and lectures and delivered training to barristers, solicitors and other professionals working within Mental Capacity and Public Law.
In December 2018, Rebecca decided to leave the Bar and pursue a career in academia. She is currently a Research Fellow working with the 3-year AHRC-funded project, Judging Values and Participation in Mental Capacity Law. Rebecca is looking forward to use her practical experience and knowledge as part of this project.