I am a commercial litigation lawyer. Whilst I have a particular focus on civil fraud matters as well as contentious partnership and employment matters, I have a broad range of experience and represent clients in all manner of domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.”
Rebecca acts for both claimants and defendants in civil fraud claims, partnership and employment disputes, corporate transactional and corporate governance claims and agency and distributorship matters. She also has experience of dealing with disputes in a banking context as well as the enforcement (or service) of foreign decisions.
Rebecca is experienced in bringing and resisting applications for urgent interim injunctive relief, including freezing injunctions, orders for delivery up and applications to enforce post-termination restrictive (or protective) covenants. She has also acted for a number of clients, typically banks, who have found themselves on the receiving end of orders to obtain documents or other information (Norwich Pharmacal Orders and orders under the Bankers Trust jurisdiction).
Rebecca’s career at Fox Williams has seen her advise clients from a variety of industries, from financial and professional services to oil and gas exploration to fashion and retail.
KMG International NV v Chen and Chipper Management Limited. Defending a £50 million claim in respect of allegations of fraudulent dissipation and ultimate sale of shares in a German entity and intentional wrongful conduct under Dutch law. The claimant obtained a £60 million freezing order at the start of the proceedings.
A Company v X, Y and Z. Acting in proceedings concerning an expert’s alleged duty of loyalty to his instructing client in arbitration proceedings.
Successfully represented inventor Calvey Taylor-Haw in his unfair dismissal claim against Chargemaster Plc (now owned by BP Plc) and advised Mr Taylor-Haw in relation to the exercise of share options which were granted to him when he sold his vehicle charging company, Elektromotive, to Chargemaster in 2017.
Successfully represented an individual in the Privy Council (on appeal from the Court of Appeal of Jamaica) for payment of his pension supplementation.
Issued a claim on behalf of a large UK fashion agency against a major US denim brand for seven-figure compensation due under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
Enforced a judgment of the Arizona Supreme Court in the English High Court. Related proceedings were also on foot in Hong Kong, Bermuda, Rhode Island and California.
Acted for the former group chief executive of one of the main UK retail banks in his claims for unpaid bonuses.
Obtained significant interim injunctive relief on behalf of an insurer claimant against a former broker and his new business.
Brought a £2.6 million breach of warranty claim against a subsidiary of major global advertising and public relations company, Publicis Groupe SA.
Obtained significant redress for an individual and his company from one of the main UK retail banks as a result of the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
Obtained important interim injunctive relief on behalf of a leading law firm against a departing member for alleged breaches of the firm’s LLP Agreement, including the protective covenants.