Rebecca is an Associate in the family department in the Cambridge office and has a strong reputation in the local community as a highly competent, empathetic and personable solicitor with a wealth of experience across a diverse, highly complex, case load within family law.
Rebecca has considerable experience in all aspects of family and children law, having practiced almost exclusively in family law throughout her career, including:
- High value financial cases involving matrimonial and non-matrimonial property
- Large property portfolios
- Complex business structures
- Issues of domestic abuse and coercive control
- Child arrangements on separation, particularly relating to international relocation
Rebecca prides herself on providing her clients with reassuring and comprehensive support in all aspects of their case, and looking to always work practically, pragmatically and tenaciously to determine creative solutions to bring about the very best resolution for their case, with the minimal stress and expense.
Rebecca joined Vardags in the Cambridge office as an Associate Solicitor, having trained in family law and practiced in central London before relocating to Cambridge in 2014. Whilst practicing in Cambridge, Rebecca rose to Associate level, previously heading the private family team at the Cambridge office of a regional firm, forging strong links as an active member of the Cambridge legal community. Rebecca regularly represented clients from start to conclusion of their case, conducting her own advocacy, appearing against more senior lawyers and barristers and was often praised for her diligent, client centric and pragmatic approach to each case.
Rebecca has complimented her private practice with voluntary work for NCDV, Anglia Ruskin Law Clinic and Women’s Aid, to whom she has provided training on the use of injunctions in family law proceedings.
Rebecca represents a diverse range of clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and in particular;
- Highly successful corporate clients, particularly within the technology industry
- Doctors, researchers and medical staff
Rebecca also regularly represents vulnerable of financially weaker spouses who are finding it difficult to access the marital wealth on separation.
Rebecca advises clients on all aspects of family law and particularly following the breakdown of a relationship including:
- Children issues such as child arrangements, direct and indirect contact, international relocation and child abduction
- Discreet children issues such as educational and medical dispute
- Financial matters arising from the breakdown of relationships both where parties were married and where cohabiting
- Schedule 1 applications for provision for children
- Preparing, drafting and advising on pre and postnuptial agreements
- Implementing pre and postnuptial agreements on separatio
- TOLATA disputes
- The use of injunctive proceedings, and particularly Occupation Orders.
Rebecca has considerable experience assisting international clients, particularly those working across several countries, and has worked on many cases involving jurisdictional disputes concerning financial and children matters. Her client base is global with clients in Europe, America and Asia.
With a background of having complimented family law with Private Client practice she is particularly well placed to assist clients in cases where there is an overlap of inheritance, taxation, powers of attorney and family law issues.
Rebecca read law at Sussex University, following which she completed her LPC at the College of Law, Bloomsbury. Whilst at University she received a first class for her dissertation on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which led to her obtaining the first ever internship at the country’s only fertility law firm at the time.
Rebecca was awarded the “outstanding contributor to the firm” award six months into her first legal role. Since then, she continues to develop her knowledge and academics obtaining her higher rights of audience whilst still undertaking her training contract and becoming an accredited member of the family law panel, specialising in Children law and complex financial remedy proceedings.
Rebecca speaks intermediate Italian and is continuing regular lessons aiming to achieve fluency. She also speaks French to a lower level.
Rebecca is hugely passionate about reading (in particular Italian crime novels) cooking, travelling, exercise and spending time with her children.