Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
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Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk
Litigation and Employment Law Partner
Rebecca began her career in Jersey in 1995, initially specialising in criminal law and personal law (dealing with family, landlord/tenant, civil law and also the odd human rights type case such as asylum applications). She qualified in 2000 and then moved on to head up the legal aid department at another local firm where she specialised in criminal law. Here she defended a large number of criminal cases covering the whole range of subjects including financial crime, sex offences, murder, driving offences, drug offences and violent offences.
Rebecca was sworn in as a Crown Advocate in 2007, she spent the next two years working as a Crown Advocate conducting prosecutions for the Attorney General. After this, Rebecca became a Case-Delegate for the Law Society, investigating disciplinary complaints against lawyers, and a consultant for a local firm; all alongside her Crown prosecution work.
In 2012 Rebecca joined the firm for which she had been consulting as a partner. She continued to specialise in criminal law and also did a variety of other types of litigation work such as: regulatory, employment law, personal injury law, civil disputes and trust litigation. She continues to prosecute cases for the Attorney General and has also advised in a case involving the Lieutenant-Governor’s prerogative power of mercy.
Rebecca is known for being sympathetic, approachable and fair when dealing with clients and colleagues, yet tenacious in the courtroom. She has a reputation for presenting well-constructed, clear and logical arguments.
Crown Advocate – 2007
Jersey Advocate – 2000
Rebecca is one of Jersey’s advocacy trainers, working in conjunction with Gray’s Inn to train local Jersey lawyers in the art of advocacy and ethics.
Rebecca does charity work for the Death Penalty Project in London.
University of Essex & University of Strasbourg (LLB)
University of Essex (LLM)
At Viberts Jersey Lawyers, Christina Hall is active across a broad range of matters spanning debt recovery, construction disputes, personal injury cases (primarily for claimants) professional negligence and insolvency as well as a number of cross-border trust mandates. Rebecca Morley-Kirk‘s caseload includes criminal law and mental health matters, and in the former she has been appointed to act as a crown advocate. Giles Emmanuel is a key associate in the practice.
Viberts Jersey Lawyers‘ employment practice was bolstered by the recruitment of Vicky Milner, who operated as a sole practitioner at Callington Chambers, in March 2020. Milner joined a practice headed by Paul Wilson, a corporate partner with a track record handling a range of matters for both employers and employees, and litigator Rebecca Morley-Kirk, whose litigation practice included representing trade unions in high-profile cases. Below partner level, Jersey advocate Giles Emmanuel is another key name.