Rebecca Carr

Rebecca joined St John’s Buildings as a tenant in October 2020 following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of  Nicola Quinney.

Prior to the Bar, Rebecca worked as a public law caseworker in a leading judicial review team where she gained significant experience at conducting civil litigation (including judicial review and false imprisonment claims) and immigration cases (asylum, trafficking, deportation and bail matters).

Rebecca graduated with a degree in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, she was awarded a master’s degree in law from the University of Toronto and she achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade on the Bar Professional Training Course.

Expertise

  • Family - Children

    Rebecca gained significant experience in public law family proceedings during pupillage under Nicola Quinney, observing and attending interim removal hearings, case management hearings, issues resolution hearings, finding of fact hearings and final hearings in relation to all types of child public law proceedings.

    Rebecca is able to act on behalf of all parties in public law proceedings and is able to draft case summaries, detailed threshold documents, and skeleton arguments where required.

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  • Court of Protection

    Rebecca gained experience in Court of Protection litigation during pupillage, observing cases on behalf of all parties in health and welfare matters.

    Rebecca has experience in attending directions hearings and drafting grounds for challenges to capacity and best interest decisions under Section 21A Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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  • Public / Administrative

    Prior to the Bar Rebecca worked a Law Society accredited Senior Immigration Caseworker within Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ public law team. Rebecca gained significant expertise at conducting civil litigation in areas of immigration, asylum and public law, regularly conducting advocacy before the First tier Tribunal at immigration bail hearings including for individuals with complex immigration histories and backgrounds of serious criminality. Rebecca has also worked on a variety of applications for judicial review before the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court, including urgent applications for interim relief to challenge removal directions, as well as unlawful detention and fresh claim refusal matters. Rebecca’s work in this area led to her being named ‘paralegal of the year’ at the 2019 Modern Law Awards.

    Rebecca is keen to maintain her passion for public law immigration work while at the Bar, and is available to conduct hearings in the First tier Tribunal including immigration bail and asylum appeals. Rebecca is also available to provide advices and to draft grounds for judicial review in areas of immigration law.

    Rebecca is also a volunteer for Bail for Immigration Detainees.

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  • Personal Injury

    Rebecca accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury work, including attending trials on issues of liability and quantum in small and fast track claims, infant approval hearings and MOJ stage 3 cases under the RTA protocol.

    Rebecca is also able to provide written advices on liability and quantum. Prior to the Bar, Rebecca regularly dealt with progressing multi-track false imprisonment claims for individuals detained by the Home Office in Immigration Removal Centres and is able to provide advice on potential claims in this area also.

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  • Crime

    Rebecca accepts instructions in all aspects of criminal proceedings. She regularly conducts trials in the Magistrates Court in relation to prosecutions and probation breach proceedings. She also has experience at appearing in the Crown Court in bail, sentence and probation breach matters.

    Rebecca is a Level 1 CPS Prosecutor.

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  • Inquests

    During pupillage Rebecca gained insight into coronial law, attending final inquest hearings and is keen to develop experience in this area.

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