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Rebecca
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Rebecca Musgrove

Called 2016

Rebecca is a specialist Family Law and Court of Protection barrister. Rebecca completed her pupillage with Parklane Plowden in September 2017 under the supervision of Sara Anning.

Rebecca's practice encompasses all areas of Family Law and has a varied practice encompassing private children, care proceedings and injunctive proceedings. Rebecca has experience of appearing at all levels including the High Court. 

Rebecca is known for her attention to detail, hard-working nature, and client handling skills. Rebecca has a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients and children and ensuring they are able to fully participate in proceedings. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Rebecca worked as a volunteer for the National Centre for Domestic Violence. Rebecca also worked as a member of the Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB), previously the Cafcass Young People’s Board, from 2006 until commencing pupillage in 2016. Rebecca helped to create the FJYPB’s National Charter for Children and Young People and has delivered workshops at the Annual Voice of the Child Conference hosted by the FJYPB. 

Rebecca has an interest in promoting access and diversity to the legal profession. 

Highly driven junior barrister specialising in family law matters.

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Areas of Expertise
Family: Children
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Public Law

Rebecca is regularly instructed in all areas of family practice, particularly public and private law children cases and proceedings under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996.

She routinely represents all types of clients including Local Authorities, parents, Guardians, intervenors and other extended family members at all levels of the Family Court.

Rebecca has experience of non-accidental injury cases, lengthy fact-finding hearings, serious neglect, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Rebecca is known for her attention to detail, approachability and pragmatism. She is well-versed with Local Authority procedures and policies having undertaken secondments with a Local Authority.

Rebecca has a keen interest in cases concerning Deprivation of Liberty and she is happy to provide advice and representation in this new and developing area of law. Rebecca is also interested in cases with a focus on vulnerable parties and children and ensuring they are able to fully participate in proceedings. 

 

Private Law

Rebecca has experience of representing parents and children in a range of private law applications at all stages of proceedings. 

She has experience of Family Law Act proceedings for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.

Rebecca is regularly instructed to represent clients in fact finding hearings and complex final hearings. 

Court of Protection
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Rebecca focuses on cases involving health and welfare. She has experience acting for Local Authorities and lay respondents at both interim, fact findings and final hearings before all levels of judiciary. 

Rebecca is known for her attention to detail, approachability and pragmatism.  Rebecca has experience of cases which involve a cross-over with the Family Court jurisdiction and she continues to expand her Court of Protection practice. Her expertise in the Family Court means that she has particular skills in assisting parties through the forensic evidential processes of fact finding cases.

Rebecca is willing to provide advice to clients at all stages of the process.

 

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Awards Alstead Prize for Law (Exeter College, University of Oxford) Quarrell Read Prize (Exeter College, University of Oxford) Astbury Scholarship (Middle Temple)

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Education

Education

University of Oxford (Exeter College): BA in Jurisprudence (Upper Second Class)

City University London: BPTC (Very Competent)

Professional Associations

Professional Memberships

Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Family Law Bar Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit

 

Awards and Scholarships

Alstead Prize for Law (Exter College, University of Oxford)

Quarrell Read Prize (Exter College, University of Oxford)

Astbury Scholarship (Middle Temple)

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