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Rebecca is a partner in Rix & Kay’s family team based in Kent, dealing with all aspects of family separation, including divorce, its financial consequences, injunctions, and children act issues. She has a particular interest in negotiating complex financial settlements and is passionate about guiding and supporting clients through breakdowns in their relationships, which can be the most challenging period in their lives.

Rebecca’s clients

Rebecca has experience in dealing with a range of different clients, from advising individuals with international and business assets, to supporting individuals who are more financially vulnerable. Rebecca understands that family law is a sensitive area and that clients are individuals with their own specific needs.

Notably, she has been recognised in the Legal 500 directory as “being excellent with tricky, vulnerable clients”, and is named as a recommended lawyer in both the 2022 and 2023 directories.

Experience and approach

Rebecca diligently reviews all aspects of a client’s case to ensure they are appropriately supported, taking a personable and tailored approach to suit each client. Rebecca’s focus is on resolving disputes without unnecessary acrimony and where possible she helps clients to resolve their disputes by agreement. Where that is not possible, Rebecca has considerable experience in representing clients through court processes, providing invaluable support to all of her clients with her pragmatic and robust advice.

Areas of expertise

  • Divorce, civil partnership dissolution and separation.
  • Financial matters arising from the breakdowns of those relationships, including drafting Financial Orders and progressing court proceedings.
  • Domestic abuse issues and injunction matters, including Non-molestation and Occupation Orders.
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements where parties are looking to protect their assets prior to or post marriage.
  • Cohabitation Agreements, establishing interests in property.
  • Children matters, including disputes surrounding where a child should live, go to school, or if they can be taken abroad- child arrangements, specific issue and prohibited steps orders.

Rebecca’s work

Financial matters on divorce
Rebecca represented a client in a complex financial matter where the husband issued court proceedings following a long period of separation. The husband’s engagement in the process was poor, which required several enforcement applications, including a committal application, to ensure all the necessary documentation and information was provided to enable the court to fully consider the issues at hand. The court ultimately granted an order to dismiss the husband’s financial remedy application- a highly punitive and uncommon order, resulting in the case reaching a successful conclusion.

Children matter
Rebecca acted in a complex private law children matter representing a parent through the court process where there were serious welfare and safeguarding concerns surrounding the relationship of one parent to the children, who was unrepresented, as well as abuse allegations between the parents involved, which required a Fact Finding Hearing. The police, social services and CAFCASS were the agencies involved for the purpose of carrying out investigations. Findings of abuse were made following which an appeal was issued and considered by the court. A re-hearing of the case was ordered due to the Judge’s handling of the case, not the evidence presented, and thus the case was brought to a successful conclusion with the necessary parties being protected.

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