Rebecca Farrell

Year of Call: 2016
Email Address: rebecca.farrell@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Overview

Rebecca joined Chambers in April 2018 upon successful completion of pupillage.  Rebecca has gained experience working on a range of cases including commercial, chancery, defamation and education litigation.  She is well suited to act and advise in these areas at a junior level and is receiving instructions in her own name from solicitors who have been impressed with her work.

Rebecca enjoys technical disputes and is noted for her diligence and attention to detail.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Rebecca spent eight months at Littleton Chambers assisting a barrister in the day to day running of her practice. She followed many cases from their inception to their conclusion and gained exposure to a range of Courts including the Employment Tribunal, First-Tier Tax Tribunal and the High Court. Additionally, Rebecca worked as a paralegal in an international law firm on a multi-faceted reinsurance matter where she developed an interest in commercial disputes.

Rebecca was also a Legal Editor at FromCounsel, a publishing company that provides an online resource for company lawyers prior to taking up her pupillage with 3PB.

Expertise

  • Commercial
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    Prior to commencing pupillage, Rebecca worked as a paralegal in an international law firm on a multi-faceted reinsurance matter where she developed an interest in commercial disputes. She has subsequently worked as a Legal Editor at FromCounsel, a publishing company that provides an excellent online resource for company lawyers.

    Insolvency

    Rebecca has acted and advised in a number of personal and corporate insolvency matters. She recently dealt with the novel implications a pending bankruptcy petition had on proceedings under Section 285 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

    Company law

    Rebecca has enjoyed building on her specific interest in this practice area. Rebecca often deals with the practical effect corporate structures and/or bodies have on obtaining legal redress in other areas. Recent examples of her work include:

    • Assisting with a restitution claim under FSMA 2000
    • Assisting with a directors’ disqualification matter in the High Court: see The Official Receiver v Brett Jolly [2017] (Companies Court) and
    • Acting in a company restoration matter which has subsequently been transferred to the High Court.

    Breach of contract and breach of trust litigation

    Rebecca has dealt with a number of breach of contract claims, examples of her work include:

    • Assisting with a royalties dispute involving a high-profile band
    • Assisting with a complex shipping dispute involving the carriage of goods
    • Assisting with a six-figure breach of trust claim
    • Drafting work in respect of SGA 1979 and UCTA 1977
    • Successfully acting in a number of breach of contract claims and in particular defending an application to set aside a costs order in this context.

    Rebecca has also dealt with a number of enforcement and credit hire matters.

  • Property and Estates
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    Landlord & Tenant

    Rebecca has successfully acted in a number of possession claims and assisted with drafting work in this area.

    Probate

    Rebecca has a keen interest in probate work. She recently assisted in the review of the administration of an Estate in order to provide advice regarding the conduct of the administration and next steps.

  • Education
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    Rebecca has enjoyed exposure to this area of work during her pupillage. She is able to utilise her knowledge of other practice areas in order deal with the (frequently) multi-faceted nature of these disputes. Examples of her work include:

    • Assisting with the judicial review of an OFSTED decision in the High Court
    • Assisting with an appeal to the Upper Tribunal and
    • Assisting with a breach of contract claim for the provision of education.

Recommendations

"I am a Solicitor and have so been since 1974-and once appeared in many criminal and civil cases. Just to say that Rebecca (whom I had never known of or met) was first class in her dealings with the Court witnesses and conducting the case. Hopefully she will go far” (Client)

"I am writing to thank you for representing me yesterday. As you know following the mix up on my last court date I was quite anxious about yesterday's hearing. As soon as we met, you immediately put me at ease and it was clearly obvious that you had given a lot of time in familiarising yourself with my case. This proved to benefit us both. I was impressed by your professionalism and knowledge in the court room that led to a positive outcome. I have let [X firm] know how good you are and that they should be confident in you representing their clients in the future.” (Client)

Academic qualifications

  • Law (LLB), The University of Durham: First Class Honours
  • BPTC, The University of Law: Very Competent

Scholarships

  • Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
  • Advocacy Scholarship – The University of Law
  • Quarter-finalist at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2014