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Rebecca Gregg

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Rebecca Gregg - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • Nottingham Trent University - LLB
  • Inns of Court School of Law

Professional Associations

  • FLBA
  • FLBA Manchester Regional Committee
  • Child Concern
  • Northern Circuit

Awards

  • Hardwicke Scholar

Profile

Rebecca began her career at Cobden House Chambers in 2004 and practised there until being invited to join Deans Court Chambers in 2013, having developed a specialist and thriving family law practice.

In public law proceedings Rebecca represents Local Authorities, children’s guardians’ and parents and other interested parties. Rebecca has experience of complex cases involving non-accidental injury, non-accidental head injury, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, long standing neglect and violence towards professionals

In private law proceedings Rebecca has experience of difficult disputes including international and internal relocation, serious allegations of violence and representation of r16.4 guardians.

Notable Cases

  • Family

    Miss Gregg represented the subject child in proceedings which initially clarified the lawful mechanism for the placement of English children in secure accommodation in Scotland, leading to a change in the legislation within both jurisdictions.  The case gained significant national attention upon publication of The President’s third judgment in August 2017.  The President of the Family Division noting that if the State was unable to provide X with the support and safe placement she required, we would have 'blood on our hands'.

    X (A Child) (No 3) [2017] EWHC 2036 (Fam)

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/2036.html

     X (A Child : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1585 (Fam)

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/1585.html

    X (A Child) and Y (A Child) (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 2271 (Fam) 

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2016/2271.html


  • Family

    Re F [2014] EWFC 42

    Miss Gregg represented the children’s guardian in long running private law proceedings arising out of the father’s application for shared residence.

    The orders proposed by the children’s guardian were described by the Court as being at the most extreme end of the spectrum of the Children Act orders. Those orders included a Prohibitive Steps Order limiting the father’s exercise of his parental responsibility to prevent him from tracing the children, a Specific Issue Order was made to permit the mother to change the children’s surname, a Family Assistance Order was made to enable the guardian to assist in the provision of indirect contact. Finally a section 91(14) order was made for a period of five years to protect the children from expose to indiscriminate applications.

    Bailii Law Report

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/

  • Family

    F (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 828

    Successfully represented a local authority in respect of an appeal brought against findings of fact concerning the circumstances of a supervised contact session during which it was alleged social workers had been physically assaulted by a parent

What the directories say

‘Very experienced in children law matters.’

Legal 500, 2017

Primarily handles children law cases, tackling public and private work. She acts for parents, guardians and local authorities in neglect, sexual harm and non-accidental injury cases. "Careful, considered, immaculately prepared, and brings new perspectives to cases." "An excellent advocate, very popular among solicitors."

Chambers UK, 2017

'Highly recommended for children's cases.'

Legal 500, 2016

'Always impeccably prepared, reassuring to clients, and a superb advocate'

Legal 500, 2015

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