Rebecca Cowell

Rebecca successfully completed her common law pupillage under the supervision of Charles McCain.  She accepts instructions in all aspects of family law, in particular public and private children proceedings.

Rebecca has experience representing a large range of clients in public law proceedings, including Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and Children’s Guardians.  She also represents applicants, respondents and 16.4 guardians in private law proceedings.

During pupillage, Rebecca was involved in representing Hull City Council in a long-standing complex case involving Deprivation of Liberty Orders.  More recently, Rebecca has been involved in a 3 week fact-finding hearing regarding the nature and causation of ‘shaking’ and other injuries to a 12 week old baby.







The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Family Law Bar Association

Other interests

Prior to pupillage, Rebecca worked as a County Court advocate appearing before District Judges in a variety of contested civil matters including small claims, landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims, general civil applications and infant approval hearings.

During her studies, Rebecca volunteered at Kensington & Chelsea Citizens Advice Bureau, carrying out pro bono work for the victims of Grenfell Tower.  In this role, she supported extremely vulnerable individuals experiencing difficult circumstances and therefore has experience in this aspect of client care.