Rebecca is regularly instructed on all financial aspects of family law and relationship breakdown with cases including divorce, separation, cohabitation, variation and enforcement of financial orders, disputes over school fees and international issues. She advises clients both in Court proceedings and those in negotiations – often providing “behind the scenes” advice to those seeking to negotiate settlement directly.
Rebecca also specialises in difficult child law cases. These include cases involving parental alienation, allegations of psychological and physical abuse and where parents cannot agree on issues such as:
- Contact and residence
- Education, religion and medical treatment
- Change of name
- Child maintenance and Schedule 1 cases
Due to the complexities of her cases, Rebecca frequently represents clients in proceedings involving multiple parties, fact-finding hearings and appeals. She works closely with barristers and QCs both in Birmingham and London and regularly instructs experts to provide blood, alcohol, drug and hair strand test reports, psychiatric assessments and independent social work reports.
She offers clients the benefit of her first class litigation background, yet is also a keen advocate in moving families forward using binding, swift and cost-effective alternatives to the traditional Court route. Rebecca is one of only a handful of solicitors nationally to have resolved a protracted and difficult case involving children by way of private arbitration.
Having been divorced with young children herself (and now navigating life as part of a blended family), Rebecca understands the difficulties faced by clients during family breakdown. She builds relationships with clients quickly, offering robust legal and practical advice in a cost-effective, constructive and compassionate way.
She is praised by clients for her responsiveness and down to earth approach. Her clients range from stay at home parents to professionals, business owners and high net worth individuals.
Training & Employment
Rebecca studied Law at the University of Hull and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law (Chester). Rebecca led the opening of the firm’s office in Birmingham where she has practised law since 2002. She originally trained and qualified as a commercial litigation solicitor with an international law firm. With a first-class grounding in business law, Court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution, Rebecca later re-trained as a family solicitor at a Top 40 national law firm. Rebecca is also Managing Partner at Stowe’s other Midlands office in Nottingham.
Outside of Work
Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, the great outdoors and loves to travel.
Rebecca is a recommended family solicitor in the Legal 500 (2018/2019 Edition)