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Rebecca Farrell

Year of Call: 2016
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Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Property and Estates

Rebecca Farrell is a junior member of 3PB’s Property and Estates team and enjoys a regular and busy practice in trusts of land and ToLATA 1996 cases including disputes over farms and estates; contentious probate cases; real property litigation and landlord and tenant claims involving both residential and commercial issues.

Trusts of Land

Rebecca acts and advises on trust of land and proprietary estoppel claims, including those which involve Estates.

Recent work includes:

  • Successfully participated in a mediation concerning a trust of land and proprietary estoppel claim involving a high value property
  • Successfully reformulated a proprietary estoppel claim and obtained injunctive relief

Real property

Rebecca’s experience of real property litigation includes cases concerning trespass, nuisance, harassment; breach of covenants (including restrictive covenants); adverse possession; proprietary estoppel; rights of way claims and boundary disputes, as well as the associated claims for injunctive and declaratory relief.

Probate and Estates

Rebecca has advised and acted on a number of contentious probate disputes including Inheritance Act claims (including adult children claims); disputes over testamentary capacity and undue influence and and applications to remove personal representatives. In the non-contentious sphere, Rebecca has assisted in the review of the administration of an Estate in order to provide advice regarding the conduct of the administration and next steps.

She has also dealt the interface between this practice area and others, such as proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims in the context of an Estate and the administration of an Estate involving an insolvent beneficiary.

Landlord and Tenant

Rebecca advises and acts on numerous claims involving both residential and commercial issues.  She has specific expertise in possession matters, including against persons unknown, and associated rental arrears. She has also has experience with claims relating to the specific enforcement of terms contained within commercial leases and the associated drafting.

Rebecca has experience appearing in the First Tier Tribunal (Property) Chamber on applications to the Tribunal including those for determinations regarding service charges; administration charges and the appointment of a manager.

Alongside other members of the Property and Estates Team during the Pandemic, Rebecca published news items summarising updates in light of Covid-19. This included coverage of the Coronavirus Act 2020, commercial property and forfeiture. The articles can be found on 3PB's Coronavirus Legal Updates Hub.

  • Articles
    • Changing the locks during lockdown:The Coronavirus Act 2020, Commercial Property and Forfeiture

      3PB’s specialist Property and Estates Barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell have issued an updated guide on the rights of commercial landlords and their tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic.

      The guide reviews the existing position for commercial landlords and their tenants as well as an update on the latest Government’s announcement on 23rd April 2020.

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    • Changing the locks during the lockdown

      3PB's Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell discuss Changing the locks during lockdown: The Coronavirus Act 2020, Commercial Property and Forfeiture

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  • 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”

    "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.”

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Academic qualifications

  • 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

Professional bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association (associate member)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Direct Access

Rebecca Farrell is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Access (or Public Access) scheme.

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