Rebecca Cross

Call - 2015
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Public Law Children

Rebecca is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents (including those with learning difficulties) and guardians in public law proceedings. Rebecca receives instructions in cases involving ongoing neglect, sexual abuse and inflicted injuries, jurisdictional issues, deprivations of liberty and has recently been instructed on behalf of a parent in a case involving allegations of fabricated/induced illness. Rebecca has experience dealing with interim hearings, finding of fact hearings, final hearings and appeals up to High Court level.

Rebecca approaches each case with care and a determination to achieve the best possible outcome for her lay client. Rebecca is known for quickly identifying the most important aspects of a case, and for taking a command of matters in Court. She is also adept at swiftly building a rapport with clients, to ensure that they feel at ease and have confidence in her representation.

 

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School, 2015

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Birmingham, 2014

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Family Law Bar Association

West Midlands Family Law Bar Association

Family Rights Group

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Midland Circuit

Black Country Junior Lawyers Division

Reported Cases

K v L Re M, N [2019] EWFC B50

In private children proceedings Rebecca represented the children, instructed by the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS), in a case spanning 27 months. The case concerned a finding of parental alienation by one expert of two, and the impact of domestic violence on child arrangements. The court heavily criticised one of the expert witnesses. The proceedings were described by as “about as acrimonious as they get”. To read this reported case, please click here.

Awards/Scholarships

James Crouch (major) Scholar, Gray’s Inn

Article Publication, Gray’s Inn Law Journal

1st Place, No. 1 High Pavement Plea in Mitigation Competition

3rd Place, Nottingham Law School 50th anniversary essay competition (judged by Lord Saville)

Further Information

Prior to joining the Bar, Rebecca worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Assistant to a Member of Parliament and thereafter two peers in the House of Lords, working on a wide variety of policy areas including the Armed Forces Bill and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Rebecca was nominated by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to represent the UK at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Victoria, British Colombia in November 2016, an annual event that is held in a different Commonwealth region each year.

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