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Rebecca is a barrister specialising in white collar crime and investigations, with a specific focus on psychological safety and cultural accountability. She advises corporates and individuals in relation to criminal and regulatory issues, including in respect of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions and tax.

Of particular note is Rebecca’s knowledge of trauma-informed practices; she prioritises a ‘people-focussed’ approach to safeguard the wellbeing of client teams, witnesses and interviewees throughout the legal process and beyond.

Rebecca has extensive experience in the conduct of multi-jurisdictional regulatory and criminal investigations, including in the context of cooperation with regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the UK, mainland Europe and the US. She is well-versed in identifying, coordinating and addressing the myriad of legal issues that often arise throughout the course of an investigation, including advising and representing clients in the context of consequential criminal, employment and civil proceedings.

Rebecca was awarded a first class degree in Law from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She trained at a well-known criminal defence chambers before moving to a leading US law firm where her practice focussed on complex multi-jurisdictional investigations and related civil litigation. Rebecca has also spent time working within the prime brokerage teams of two leading investment banks.

Rebecca has a keen interest in pro bono work and spent several months working with the Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights in Kingston. In 2016, she co-founded a charity using sport to role-model teamwork and leadership skills within prisons and young offender institutions. Rebecca has also spent a number of years being actively involved in support and education around issues of domestic abuse. She is a mental health first-aider and has undertaken training in psychodynamic, somatic and other body-oriented approaches to trauma and mental health.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Advised an individual board member of a large telecommunications company in the context of a criminal investigation into alleged accounting irregularities.
  • Represented a government agency in relation to a high profile commercial dispute based on alleged fraud by the counterparties.
  • Advised a well-known financial institution in relation to consequential legal issues arising from the highly publicised prosecution of a number of its former employees.
  • Acted for a high profile financial institution in relation to the global investigations into the setting of the LIBOR and EURIBOR benchmarks and settlements reached in 2013 with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the US Department of Justice, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Dutch Central Bank, the Dutch Public Prosecutor and the Japan Financial Services Agency.
  • Represented an individual facing enforcement action by the FCA in respect of the handling of PPI complaints.
  • Acted for an individual trader being investigated by the FCA, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations in the context of an alleged criminal conspiracy.
  • Advised a financial institution previously subject to regulatory sanctions in relation to consequential proceedings brought by a number of its former employees in the English High Court and Employment Tribunal.
  • Acted as junior counsel in VAT tribunal proceedings relating to MTIC fraud.