Rebecca Covington

Called 2006

Practice overview

Rebecca works in all areas of public and private law children cases. She represents parents, extended family members, local authorities and guardians. She has undertaken work on a wide range of issues, including non-accidental injuries, domestic violence, sexual abuse, emotional harm and neglect.

Rebecca also accepts instructions in financial remedies and injunctive relief. Rebecca also has experience of representing the Local Authority in inquests.

Practice areas

Public law

Private law

Financial remedy

Recent cases 

Rebecca was recently led by Charles Geekie QC in a public law fact-finding hearing concerning alleged non-accidental injuries sustained by a child who died. She represented the alleged perpetrator and successfully prevented the local authority establishing all the findings sought.

She also recently represented a mother in long-running private law proceedings concerning allegations of sexual abuse and parental alienation.

In another case, Rebecca acted for the local authority in a nine-day final hearing in care proceedings which concluded with making care and placement orders. Every element of the local authority's case was contested by the parents and the court heard evidence from several expert witnesses.

Recommendations

"I would like to thank you for the advanced advocacy and client care skills you have demonstrated  on this complex case.  You have really worked hard and my client department is very pleased with the results. Well done Rebecca; it has been a real pleasure working with you." FD - Nottingham

Professional background

Rebecca graduated in Jurisprudence from St. Hugh's College, Oxford in 2004. She completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2005 before joining the Surrey Police as an Exhibits and Disclosure Officer in the Major Crime Investigation Team. Rebecca became a tenant at St. Mary's Chambers in 2007 following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage.