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

26th June, 2014

Slater & Gordon have issued proceedings in the High Court on behalf of eight thalidomide victims whose mothers took the anti-morning sickness drug in the 1950s and 1960s.

The claim has been made against Grunenthal and Diageo that now owns the UK distributor of the drug, Distillers Co (Bio-chemicals). It is thought that some of the claimants were refused compensation by Distillers Co in 1973.

Thalidomide was prescribed to pregnant mothers between 1958 and 1961 and was hailed as a wonder drug. It caused babies to be born with limb defects and damaged internal organs. Nearly half of all victims died before their first birthday.

Grunenthal the German makers of the drug apologised for the first time in 2012.

2nd May, 2014

Alex Cameron QC, brother of David, has successfully argued that eight men accused of a £4.5 million pound land bank fraud are unable to have a fair trial due to the lack of suitably qualified barristers to represent them. Barristers have refused to take very high cost cases (VHCC) since last year when the Government cut fees for them by 30%. Alex Cameron QC acted pro bono whilst the Crown was represented by two QC’s and two junior counsel.

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