Employment Lawyers' Association,
Personal Injury Bar Association,
ELBA (Employment Law Bar Association),
ILS (Industrial Law Society)
MA (Hons) Jurisprudence, St Hugh's College, Oxford University
BCL (European & Comparative Law), St Hugh's College, Oxford University
Fee Paid Employment Judge (2013) Yorkshire & Humber Region
Approved panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission
ADR Group Accredited Civil Mediator
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.
For a number of years Rebecca was a trustee of the health and social care charity Making Space. She enjoyed making a positive contribution in this role and the opportunity it provided to use her skills in a different context.
Rebecca also spent some time sitting on the Legal Professional Advisory Panel at Edge Hill University Department of Law and Criminology.
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