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Rebecca Stevens

Partner

T: 01793 847 777
E: rebecca.stevens@roydswithyking.com

Rebecca is renowned for her endless energy, drive and enthusiasm in dealing with her clients. She has gained her higher rights of audience which means she is able to conduct her own advocacy in the High Court and is recognised by the independent directory The Legal 500 UK as 'highly successful at achieving the very best outcomes, whether through a negotiated settlement or contested proceedings.'



First class service. Rebecca Stevens was excellent/first class. Thank you all very much
Royds Withy King client

About Rebecca

Rebecca was named one of the Hot 100 Lawyers in 2015 by industry magazine The Lawyer. She was the only associate to feature on this prestigious list. She was also praised by  President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales, Sir James Munby for her work in relation to a custody case against the state.

She is a regular contributor to local and legal press and has been published in Family Law Week and was one of a select group of family law thought leaders chosen by the NSPCC to participate in discussions regarding the Government’s proposed changes to family law.

In November 2017, Rebecca was invited to a panel discussion with other legal professionals to discuss contentious issues surrounding Pro Bono legal work in light of declines in legal aid budgets. The discussion explored identifying the scale of the need for pro bono and its effectiveness, leading to the conclusion that the scope of funding for legal aid “needs to be vastly expanded.” You can read more here.

Originally from Lancashire, Rebecca manages to combine a busy career with married life as a working mother. Her life experience enables her to approach family disputes in a practical way so that clients achieve the best results quickly and cost effectively.

According to The Legal 500 UK, she has “considerable legal knowledge” which allows her to “manage court proceedings well and engage with children and their parents in a way that endeavours to represent the child’s welfare and enable parties to fully understand what is happening within the proceedings“.

Rebecca specialises in children law:

  • Child protection issues, particularly representing parents where the Local Authority has applied to place their child in care.
  • Complex cases including non-accidental injury, deceased infants, age/identity issues, human rights and jurisdictional issues.

Rebecca trained and qualified at Royds Withy King and has already established herself as a highly committed solicitor. She has impressed her clients and peers alike and has been awarded the title of ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ by Bristol Law Society in 2009 and Wiltshire Business Person of the Year 2010.

In 2015, Rebecca was nominated for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year and Law Society Personality of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards. Rebecca also won Pro-Bono Lawyer of the year at the Bristol Law Society awards.

In 2016 she was also shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards by their independent judges for Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice award.

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Memberships :

Resolution
Law Society – Children’s Panel

Court proceedings, whether for the breakdown of a relationship, contact issues or care proceedings are incredibly stressful. I understand that at these crucial times in a person’s life having clear, straight forward advice is essential. Straight talking is my speciality – as is breaking down complicated legal terms.

Rebecca Stevens

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Significant increase in new born babies taken into care

14 December 2015

A report released today by the University of Lancaster reveals a substantial increase in the amount of new born babies taken into care.

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Withy King solicitor makes legal aid awards shortlist

1 June 2015

Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens, who was praised by the President of the Family Law Division after doing more than 100 hours unpaid work for a father who didn’t qualify for legal aid funding, has been named a finalist in the …

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Withy King shortlisted for national ethical award

7 May 2015

Withy King has been named a finalist in the Ethical Initiative of the Year category at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2015. Family solicitor Rebecca Stevens was nominated by her employers Withy King for this award following her tireless pro bono …

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Withy King solicitor makes the Hot 100

3 February 2015

A family solicitor from Withy King has made it into The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for 2015 – and is the only associate in the UK to have done so. Rebecca Stevens, who works in the family law team at …

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Withy King’s Rebecca Stevens shortlisted for third national award

10 August 2015

Rebecca Stevens, a family solicitor at Withy King, has been shortlisted for the Law Society Gazette’s Legal Personality of the Year Award. The finalists for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 have been selected by a panel of senior industry …

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Withy King solicitor makes legal aid awards shortlist

1 June 2015

Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens, who was praised by the President of the Family Law Division after doing more than 100 hours unpaid work for a father who didn’t qualify for legal aid funding, has been named a finalist in the …

Read more..

Withy King shortlisted for national ethical award

7 May 2015

Withy King has been named a finalist in the Ethical Initiative of the Year category at the prestigious Lawyer Awards 2015. Family solicitor Rebecca Stevens was nominated by her employers Withy King for this award following her tireless pro bono …

Read more..

Withy King solicitor makes the Hot 100

3 February 2015

A family solicitor from Withy King has made it into The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for 2015 – and is the only associate in the UK to have done so. Rebecca Stevens, who works in the family law team at …

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Withy King solicitor makes legal aid awards shortlist

1 June 2015

Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens, who was praised by the President of the Family Law Division after doing more than 100 hours unpaid work for a father who didn’t qualify for legal aid funding, has been named a finalist in the …

Read more..

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