Rebecca is a Partner in and Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution Group.
Rebecca has extensive experience in all major forms of dispute resolution in the construction, engineering, process, petrochemical and energy sectors including litigation, arbitration (both international and domestic and under various rules, including ICC and LCIA), adjudication and mediation.
She offers real time advice during project execution and is an expert in all major standard forms of contract including FIDIC, IChemE, NEC, JCT and numerous bespoke contracts. Insurance-related disputes are another area of expertise. Rebecca has acted for owners/developers as well as major EPC contractors and sub-contractors on a wide range of infrastructure and energy projects both domestically and internationally. Rebecca has a particular depth of experience in disputes relating to Offshore Wind projects dating from 2008.
Rebecca and her team have advised in varying capacities on projects comprising approximately 75% of the UK’s offshore wind energy generating capacity. As a result the WFW team are particularly adept at the early and cost efficient resolution of disputes before, during and after construction.
In April 2019, Rebecca led the WFW team that successfully advised Bester in the ground-breaking PBS Energo AS v Bester Generacion UK Ltd matter and as a result of which the team were awarded Legal Week’s Construction and Engineering Team of the Year 2019 and shortlisted for Legal Business’ Commercial Litigation Team of the Year 2020.
Rebecca has been named by leading UK legal weekly The Lawyer as one of its Hot 100 2020, a prestigious list of the lawyers of the moment who are shaping the legal profession. She was shortlisted for “Litigator of the year” at the Women in Law Awards 2020.
Rebecca has been recommended as a leader in her field for a number of years. Legal 500 UK 2021 notes Rebecca “gives everything for her clients in each and every case. She is a real winner, and leads with confidence and tenacity a large team, who all support her completely. That support and loyalty is a real testament to her. Rebecca has great energy and enthusiasm for each case, which drives the team.” She is described as a “savvy operator” and “the epitome of the new generation of leaders in the construction legal industry”, as well as being “completely committed and determined to do the best for her clients.”
Chambers UK 2021 cites “her main strengths are her attention to detail and ability to understand the technical complexities of cases. In her formulation and execution of a strategy, she never leaves any stone unturned and always identifies and addresses the key issues”, as well as “she is exceptionally good tactically and a very good case manager.”
- Advising a Spanish EPC contractor in TCC proceedings and adjudication in connection with the termination of an EPC contract for a UK biomass plant.
- Advising UK solar farm owners in respect of disputes arising from the deficient performance of numerous UK solar farm assets and related calls on performance guarantees and warranty bonds.
- Successfully acting for a high end residential developer in relation to three £multi-million adjudications relating to three prestige developments in Central London.
- Advising offshore wind developments and owners in relation to disputes with contractors and OFTOs in respect of multiple different UK offshore windfarms.
- Acting for a Korean EPC contractor in a £multi-million claim relating to the construction of a combined-cycle power plant in Ghana.
- 2003 · Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
- 1997 · Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia
- 1997 · College of Law
- 1995 · Indiana University ANU Exchange Programme: awarded a scholarship to study at Indiana University and received the Certificate of High Scholastic Achievement
- 1990 – 1995 · Australian National University, BA in Political Science, LLB
memberships & associations
- Law Society of England & Wales
- Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association (TeCSA)
- Society of Construction Law (SCL)
- National Association for Women in Construction
- Australian Women in Business