Criminal & Family Law Barrister in London

Rebecca Fairbairn

Barrister 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

3rd September, 2014

The media has been filled with reports of the case of Ayesha King. Last week his parents took him out of Southampton General Hospital where he had been patient.

Ayesha has a terminal brain tumour and it is now known that his parents had taken him out of the country in an attempt to secure Proton beam treatment for him, which although funded by the NHS is not yet available in the UK. Despite this on Saturday Hampshire Police issued a European Arrest warrant for the Kings on the basis of “neglect”.

The Kings were arrested in Malaga and separated from Ayesha who was taken to the local hospital. They were then held in custody and denied contact with their son.

Yesterday in Wardship proceedings at Royal Courts of Justice before Mr. Justice Baker the Crown Prosecution Service indicated that they wished to withdraw the arrest warrants. Andy Marsh, Chief Constable of Hampshire Police said “It is my view….that the situation today is not right.”

Today the Kings have been released from custody and reunited with Ayesha. It is anticipated that the family will now travel to Prague to start Proton beam therapy.

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