Rebecca Hill > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England
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Work Department

Rebecca Hill is a leading practitioner in extradition & international crime, judicial review & public law & immigration.

Position

Rebecca Hill is a leading practitioner in extradition and international crime who has worked at the forefront of this niche area for more than a decade. Rebecca’s significant expertise in human rights and European law complements her public law practice in which she represents both the Government and individuals in challenges against the State. She regularly acts in cases of the utmost gravity before all levels of Court including the Divisional and Administrative Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Rebecca is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 2 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and is also ranked in the Legal 500. It is a mark of her experience and expertise that she has been consistently recognised since 2009.

Rebecca’s strength lies in her aptitude for identifying and arguing complex and novel legal challenges combined with exceptional client care.

‘ Rebecca is an excellent advocate and communicator who is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding extradition law. ’ The Legal 500 2022.

‘Regarded amongst the best in the field. A robust advocate who brings a high level of technical expertise to any case.’ The Legal 500 2021.

Extradition & International:

Rebecca prosecutes and defends in the most serious and complex cases, involving both European and International jurisdictions and raising the full spectrum of issues including technical and human rights arguments. In addition, she is experienced in ancillary Judicial Reviews, habeas corpus applications and submissions to the European Court of Human Rights. This breadth of experience, including the prosecution work, enables Rebecca to identify novel defence issues and to give clear practical advice from a position of comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Rebecca is instructed to advise in cases of international individuals ‘at risk’ of extradition and those who have been returned to the UK by ‘import extraditions’. As such her expertise encompasses every area of work in the extradition field.

Judicial Review & Public Law:

Rebecca is appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel of counsel to advise the Government on a range of substantial and complex legal matters. Her appointment to this ‘fiercely’ competitive Panel is reflective of her aptitude and expertise in all areas of public law.

As with extradition, Rebecca’s experience representing Government affords a unique insight and she also represents individuals in judicial reviews, writs for habeas corpus and other public law challenges.

Immigration:

Rebecca’s extensive experience in international human rights’ work places her perfectly to represent the interests of clients resisting removal from the UK or seeking entry clearance. Rebecca has represented Claimants in the First Tier and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and has a particular interest in asylum claims and cases involving the victims of trafficking. She is ideally placed to advise in cases with linked extradition proceedings.

Career

  • Rebecca was called to the Bar in 2004.
  • Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel: B Panel.
  • Level 2 appointed prosecutor on Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) list of appointed advocates.
  • Specialist level 2 prosecutor on the CPS Extradition list.

Memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Association (DELF).
  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA).
  • Extradition Lawyers Association (ELA).
  • Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC).

Education

  • 2004 Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar
  • 2004 Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School
  • 2003 LLB (Hons) Nottingham University

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rebecca Hill5 St Andrews Hill ‘She is consistently conscientious and driven to get the best results for her clients.’