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

24th August, 2014

In May 2013 an RSPCA inspector took 16 year old Claude from the Byrne family claiming he had matted fur and was thin. His owners maintained that he had an aversion to being combed and had tried for years to keep his coat under control. Previously Claude had to be anaesthetized by the vet in order to have his coat clipped.
When the RSPCA took Claude the Brynes refused to sign the release form and within 24 hours the RSPCA had put him to sleep, denying the family time to say goodbye to him.
The RSPCA then prosecuted the couple for animal cruelty but earlier this month the Crown Prosecution Service quashed the case on the basis that there were insufficient grounds to prosecute the couple.
Despite this the RSPCA will not be footing the bill for the Brynes’ legal costs of £5000 that will instead be paid out of central (taxpayer) funds.

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