Profile

Practice

Rebekah has
completed the Public Access course and is able to be instructed directly in
some cases.

Rebekah’s
practice and career to date have been driven by her passionate commitment to
and expertise in equality and human rights both inside and outside of the court
room. She practises both domestically and internationally. In her domestic
work, Rebekah has developed particular expertise in family law, particularly in
Children Act cases, cases involving gender-based violence and cases impacting
on the rights of the child. With her experience of working in other
jurisdictions Rebekah is uniquely placed to advise in cases involving
international family law. Rebekah has expert knowledge in comparative family
law. She has frequently advised on cases involving abduction and removal from
the jurisdiction.

Other specialisms
include; employment law (including discrimination and regulatory work),
inquests and Court of Protection cases. In employment law, Rebekah has
significant experience of acting for claimants seeking to protect their rights
against large companies and public bodies. A highly experienced and dedicated
child and family law practitioner, Rebekah acts in factually and legally
complex cases for all parties in public law and private law proceedings
(securing residence orders, contact orders and orders involving removal from
the jurisdiction). Rebekah is able to act and advise in all cases resulting
from relationship breakdown, including ancillary relief.

Rebekah has
worked with a number of international organisations. Recently, this has
involved working with the Office
of the High Commissioner for ‘Human Rights Working Group on the Issue of
Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice’. Rebekah was appointed
to the International
Criminal Court’s list of approved counsel in November 2008. Rebekah has
worked on human rights cases in The Hague (Women’s
Initiative for Gender Justice), Nepal (Gurkha rights and the United
Nations) and Uganda (International
Refugee Rights Initiative). She dedicates her broad expertise and
experience to ensuring excellent representation for her clients.

Notable Cases

D v
Santander 2013
Successfully negotiated a three-figure settlement for a claimant against a
large bank with numerous claims including unfair dismissal, whistle blowing and
age discrimination.

B Hampton
& Ors v First Capital East Ltd
Acted for 10 claimants in their claims for unfair dismissal

English v
NOW Magazine
Acted for a claimant made redundant during maternity leave

LB Tower
Hamlets v A & ors
Acted for a respondent mother in a complex case involving allegations of
radicalisation of two young children

LB Hackney
v O & ors
Acted for a young vulnerable respondent father in complex care proceedings

LB
Hammersmith & Fulham v D & Ors
Acted for a child’s guardian in High Court care proceedings for a child without
capacity

Publications

LASPO Kicks In –
Suffer The Children, Tooks Comment, Aug 2013

‘The Gurkhas:
The Forgotten Veterans’,
by Ian Macdonald QC, Hannah Rought-Brooks and Rebekah Wilson

‘Age
Discrimination’, New Law Journal January 2006, Volume 156

‘Women and the
Human Rights Act’, Rights of Women Bulletin, Summer 2001

‘Discrimination
at the Bar’, The Times Law Section. October 2001

Rebekah is a
regular contributor to the World
of Family Law blog.

Seminars and
Training

Rebekah is a
visiting Lecturer in Law at London’s South Bank University where she lectures
in international human rights.

Rebekah has
provided training to Rights of Women on the Human Rights Act, employment
law, domestic violence and co-habitee rights. She has also trained volunteers
with Victim Support London on domestic violence remedies.

Rebekah has
provided specialist discrimination law training for the Legal Action Group and Slough Race Equality
Unit and gave seminars on the topic to solicitors when she was at Tooks
Chambers.

She has also
worked on access to justice projects for international and national
organisations for the British Council.

Background
Rebekah joined Garden Court
Chambers in September 2013 having previously practised at Tooks Chambers for 12
years. Prior to practising at Tooks Chambers, Rebekah was a legal officer for Rights of Women.

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