Rebecca joined Chambers in April 2018 upon successful completion of pupillage. Rebecca has experience working on a range of Commercial-Chancery matters.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Rebecca worked with a barrister assisting in the day to day running of her practice including taking notes at hearings, preparing bundles and undertaking case research. 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. Rebecca also 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 corporate lawyers.
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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 a grounding in commercial disputes. Subsequently Rebecca worked as a Legal Editor at FromCounsel, a publishing company that provides an excellent online resource for corporate lawyers.
Rebecca has advised and acted in a number of personal and corporate insolvency matters. She has appeared in both High Court and County Court litigation and has dealt with disputes which have a dimension outside this jurisdiction.
Recent examples of her work include:
- Successfully acting for the Petitioning Creditor in Re Kevin Cash
- Successfully defending an application to set aside a substantial statutory demand.
Rebecca has enjoyed building on her specific interest in this practice area, often dealing 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  (Companies Court); and
- Acting in a number of company matters including a company restoration and partnership dispute.
Breach of contract and breach of trust litigation
Rebecca has dealt with breach of contract and breach of trust 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; and
- Successfully acting in a number of breach of contract claims and in particular successfully 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.
14th Mar 2019
Commercial update: Substituted service of bankruptcy petitions
The High Court has ruled that permission to serve a bankruptcy petition by a substituted means cannot be given retrospectively. Rebecca Farrell analyses the decision Ardawa v. Uppal and Jordan  EWHC 456 (Ch) and considers how it changes the law.
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Rebecca has advised and represented clients in this area including in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Her experience of disputes in this area include constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claims, trespass, nuisance, breach of covenants and boundary disputes.
Landlord & Tenant
Rebecca has successfully acted in a number of claims for possession (including against persons unknown) and associated rental arrears. She has also dealt with claims relating to the specific enforcement of terms contained within commercial leases and assisted with drafting work in this area.
Rebecca has a keen interest in probate work. She has advised on Inheritance Act claims and the construction of wills. She has also dealt with proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims in the context of an Estate. Recently, Rebecca assisted in the review of the administration of an Estate in order to provide advice regarding the conduct of the administration and next steps.
"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)
- Law (LLB), The University of Durham: First Class Honours
- BPTC, The University of Law: Very Competent
- Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
- Advocacy Scholarship – The University of Law
- Quarter-finalist at the National Rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2014
Property Bar Association (associate member)
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