Rebecca Eeley

Rebecca Eeley

Year of call:

2001, Middle Temple

Contact:

Rebecca Eeley

Associations:

Employment Lawyers' Association,
Personal Injury Bar Association,
ELBA (Employment Law Bar Association),
ILS (Industrial Law Society),
Pan European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)

Education:

MA (Hons) Jurisprudence & BCL (European & Comparative Law), St Hugh's College, Oxford University

APPOINTMENTS
Fee Paid Employment Judge (2013) Yorkshire & Humber Region

Approved panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Accredited by the General Medical Council to conduct Fitness to Practise Hearings

PROFILE

Rebecca Eeley has developed an excellent reputation across all areas of her work but in particular in the field of employment law. She is regularly recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides to the legal profession. She has a loyal following of clients across the public and private sectors.

Rebecca is adept at analysing the most complex of legal disputes and distilling them to their essential points and themes. She is quick to grasp the priorities of her clients and to adapt her approach accordingly. In court she is calm under fire, quick thinking, tenacious and flexible. In cross examination she consciously adapts her style to obtain the most from each witness. Out of court her clients find her approachable and supportive style reassuring. Her in depth knowledge of both the brief and the law involved instil confidence and she is not afraid to give a clear headed assessment of a case together with practical advice.

Rebecca has a wealth of experience across all areas of employment law and has a particular interest in all strands of discrimination law. Her practice includes both unfair dismissal and redundancy cases and the more complex or lengthy cases involving TUPE, whistle blowing, discrimination and equal pay. Rebecca is equally at home acting for claimants and respondents and in cases involving the public or private sector. She frequently acts for and against local authorities, NHS Trusts and Police Authorities and for a number of well known large Limited Companies. She is just as at home acting in the County Court as in the Employment Tribunal system. Please refer to Rebecca's full employment CV for further details and recent cases.

Rebecca is keen to develop her Tribunal practice further to include work in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal in order to build upon her skills as an advocate in the Tribunal setting and her knowledge and expertise in relation to disability issues.

Rebecca is a fully trained and accredited mediator. She brings these additional skills to her court and advisory practice and is happy to act both as mediator and as advocate during mediation proceedings. Rebecca is instructed in all areas of personal injury law including employers' liability and public liability claims, road traffic cases (including fraud), criminal injuries compensation claims and inquests.

Rebecca regularly provides seminars and workshops for clients on topics of current legal interest. Recent topics have included Managing Long Term Sickness Absence, Proving Disability, The Agency Workers Regulations, Mediation in Employment Law and the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age. She is regularly involved in providing mock employment tribunal workshops. She is happy to provide training to lawyers, HR professionals and lay clients alike.

OTHER INFORMATION

Rebecca is a trustee of the charity Making Space which provides health and social care services across the country. She enjoys making a positive contribution in this role and the opportunity it provides to utilise her skills in a different context.

Rebecca also sits on the Legal Professional Advisory Panel at Edge Hill University Department of Law and Criminology.

Employment – Northern (Bar): Leading Barrister (Band 3)
"Very clever and good with clients."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019


"She is good with clients and she is a solid advocate."

Chambers and Partners 2018


'She has particular expertise in discrimination matters.'

Legal 500, 2017


"Rebecca is widely respected for her ability to handle complex discrimination cases. Her practice also includes matters relating to unfair dismissal, TUPE, whistle-blowing and equal pay."

Chambers and Partners 2017


"Down to earth and practical."

Legal 500, 2016


"Though experienced in all employment law matters, regularly handling complex whistle-blowing, TUPE, equal pay and redundancy cases, she demonstrates particular interest in the field of discrimination. She regularly acts on behalf of public sector entities such as NHS trusts and police forces. 'She is very good at ensuring you got a deal done that the client is happy with and has a very conciliatory style.'"

Chambers and Partners 2016


"She is an excellent lawyer who is always thoroughly prepared and good with clients - an excellent advocate."

Chambers & Partners 2015


"Quick thinking and unflappable under pressure."

Legal 500 2014


"She has excellent preparation skills on complicated matters. When there is a need to break down the complexities, she does it excellently."

Chambers & Partners 2014


"demonstrates considerable talent"

Legal 500 2013


“Rebecca Eeley is someone who is clearly making strides at the Employment Bar. ‘Wonderful with clients’ and ‘extremely good on her feet,’ she has a keen interest in discrimination work.”

Chambers & Partners 2013


'has a ‘commercial approach and down-to-earth attitude’

Legal 500 2012


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