Criminal & Family Law Barrister in London

Rebecca Fairbairn

If you are searching for a barrister in london to give you friendly but professional advice and guidance .. look no further. I have had wide experience in the dual practice of family and criminal law since I was called to the Bar over 14 years ago.

Family Law

My record in Family cases covers the entire practice area from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court and has included representing parties in situations of family breakdown, matters under the Children Act and dealing with international child abduction.

My work covers Family Law disputes and applications and disputes over residence, contact and parental responsibility orders. I will undertake all aspects of case preparation and management and will represent parties through all stages of family court proceedings.

Criminal Law

My experience in Criminal law covers both prosecution and defence work. Cases in which I have been instructed have included charges of murder, robbery, drugs importation and fraud. I am a Grade 3 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service.

In court I have developed a persuasive style of advocacy, whether prosecuting or defending, and have demonstrated a sound knowledge of case law and procedure and received praise for my clear and concise submissions.

Direct Public Access

I can accept instructions from members of the public without involving a solicitor.

I can advise you on your legal rights, negotiate on your behalf and draft documents or represent you in Court.

By instructing me directly you only pay for one legal advisor and your costs will be lower.

Being involved in a court case or family dispute can be a demanding and stressful time for anyone not familiar with the law. I can discuss matters with sensitivity and without resorting to complex legal jargon and – when it comes to it - argue your case in a rigorous and professional manner.

In the news

14th April 2014

Nigel Evans MP is calling for the CPS to repay his legal fees following his acquittal of sexual offences last week. It is unclear whether the MP was entitled to legal aid but he chose to fund his defence privately at a cost of £130,000.

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ( LASPO ) which applies to criminal prosecutions brought after 1st October 2012 abolished the right of acquitted defendants to have their defence costs reimbursed from central funds. In a karmic twist of fate it was Nigel Evans as deputy speaker who chaired the debate on the abolition of defence costs orders.

From 27th January 2014 persons with a gross disposal household income of more than £37,500 will not be entitled to legal aid when facing Crown Court proceedings. LASPO will not only affect MPs and celebrities but Joe Public too.