Rebecca is a go-to defence specialist and is frequently instructed on a range of general criminal matters. Rebecca has a particular strength in representing the more vulnerable client and in heavyweight cases requiring consideration of significant amounts of evidence.
R v MFG (2023): Multi-handed Rochdale grooming case. Represented 1st defendant. Led by Clare Wade KC.
R v C (2022): EWCA Crim 1619 – Successfully argued reduction from suspended custodial sentence to community order.
R v S (2022): Successfully raised Modern Slavery defence (17 year old, learning disability) on allegation of supply class A drugs.
R v J (2022): Successfully raised Modern Slavery defence (epilepsy) on allegation of supply class A drugs.
R v CW (2021): Highly vulnerable defendant (acquired brain injury) – Arson.
R v J (2021): Represented first defendant (17-year-old) in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs relating to the death of a co-conspirator during the Leeds Festival 2019. Secured sentence of two years and eight months’ imprisonment. Case received widespread media attention including in the Daily Mail and the Manchester Evening News.
NCC v L (2021): Multi-handed fraud involving vulnerable complainant (memory loss) and defendants (learning difficulty).
R v NM (2020): Vulnerable defendant (PTSD), secured SSO for three offences of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs into a prison.
R v G (2018): Successfully defended in a case of chid cruelty, which required cross-examination of a six-year-old complainant.
R v B (2014): Youth sentenced for arson with intent to endanger life – successful mitigation resulted in sentence of Youth Rehabilitation Order.
R v H (ongoing): Operation Lodine – multi-handed conspiracy to money launder.
R v B (2023): Operation Scouttish – led junior in multi-million pound money laundering conspiracy, prosecuted by Silk. Client was sentenced to a 22-month suspended sentence.
R v M (ongoing): Operation Tegula – junior counsel alone, 1.2 tonne Class A drug conspiracy, linked to high profile importation case which received nationwide media attention, including on the BBC.
R v M (2018-2022): Operation Scarf – Led junior in multi-handed Modern Slavery Act trial, prosecuted by Silk. Defendant acquitted after three trials.
R v T (2022): Multiple violent offences including the new offence of strangulation.
R v G (2019): Secured acquittal in multi-handed affray.
R v W (2019): Secured dismissal in a case of football violent disorder, Queens Park Rangers v Millwall.
R v P (2016): Secured acquittal for client of previous good character involving multiple counts of racially aggravated violent offences which were shown on CCTV.
R v B (2016): Defended youth in multi-handed s.18 stabbing. Secured 18-month DTO.
R v JR (2015): Secured acquittal for client charged with domestic ABH.
R v B (2014): Successfully defended client charged with taking revenge and ABH, by arguing there was no case to answer at the close of the Crown’s case.
R v C (ongoing): Multi-handed case alleging child prostitution.
R v S (ongoing): Rape of child in Manchester city centre.
R v T (ongoing): Rape of partner whilst asleep.
R v MS (ongoing): Allegations of historic sexual assault from multiple complainants.
R v CG (ongoing): Multiple counts alleging various child sex offences and indecent images offences, further to the activity of an online paedophile hunter.
R v (2021): Sexual assault against young daughter, raised defence of sexsomnia, hung jury and acquitted at retrial.
R v PS (2021): Secured suspended sentence where defendant was found to have over 1,000 extreme pornographic images and category A indecent images. The case received coverage in the Manchester Evening News.
R v E (2017): Perverting the course of justice – sending multiple texts and emails to the police purporting to be from complainant daughter in a child rape trial.
R v M (2016): Secured acquittal on appeal further to conviction of sexual assault on ex-boyfriend.
R v ZM (2021): High-profile case involving police use of taser and breach of the coronavirus regulations.
R v JH (2021): Inciting racial hatred against Home Secretary Priti Patel, case received nationwide media attention.
R v C + C (2021): Successfully raised breach of PACE in allegations of police assault.
R v R (2016): Secured acquittal at trial of Communications Act offence whereby a university was shut down further to receiving a threat identical to that made prior to the Umpqua Community College (Oregon) mass shooting in 2015. Case had international dimension involving evidence from the FBI and Canadian Police Forces.