Rebecca Harrington > Chambers of Ruth Henke KC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ruth Henke KC
30 Park Place Chambers
CF10 3BS


Rebecca has a practice split between family finance and civil, encompassing Chancery, Administrative, Mental Health and Immigration.

Rebecca has a sound understanding of legal principles and understands the importance of a resolution meeting the client’s needs in ‘the real world’. She has particular skill in identifying the issues most important to the client and working both legally and practically towards meeting these goals.

Rebecca has excellent IT skills, working entirely electronically in suitable cases, and uses these skills to organise and analyse the, often vast, amount of information generated as cases move through the court system.

Rebecca is approachable and available to advise and discuss matters, both big and small, as a case progresses.


Call:2004; Gray’s Inn

  • Fee-paid immigration judge (appointed 2012)


  • FLBA


  • BVC – Outstanding (Cardiff) (2004)
  • Pg.Dip.Law (UWE) (2003)
  • PGCE (Nottingham) (2001)
  • BSc (Hons) 2:1 Mathematics (Warwick) (2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Rebecca Harrington30 Park Place ChambersRebecca is a tremendously knowledgeable, direct and eminently sensible advocate – all the hallmarks of a robust and effective Court of Protection practitioner. Her approach to cases commands the respect of others in the profession and inspires confidence in clients.’

30 Park Place Chambers ‘is the best Court of Protection and community care set in Wales‘. Headed by the ‘persuasive advocateRebecca Harrington, the team is well known for representing protected parties, local authorities, family members and health boards in financial and welfare disputes. The set reports an increase in instructions relating to medical treatment. Rhian Jones  is ‘energetic and enthusiastic and a tough advocate‘, and her practice often involves deprivation of liberty cases. The ‘knowledgeable and efficientNia Gowman regularly acts in matters concerning the Mental Capacity Act, and her workload includes decisions about care, residence, medical treatment, marriage and sexual relations. Laura Shepherd   ‘routinely demonstrates excellent analytical skills and sound judgement‘.

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rebecca Harrington30 Park Place ChambersRebecca consistently provides clear and constructive advice, both in writing and in conference. She demonstrates a real understanding of issues facing the Local Authority as well as genuine empathy towards those individuals who are the subject of such cases. An excellent communicator.’

30 Park Place Chambers is viewed by some as ‘the best public law set in Wales‘. Rhodri Williams KC is ‘excellent on Welsh devolved public law‘, and Rebecca Harrington is sought after for her expertise in advising on a range of administrative law issues. Recent case highlights include Christian Howells acting for the Counsel General for Wales in Reference by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, a Supreme Court case concerning whether the legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was within its legislative competence.

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 2

Rebecca Harrington30 Park Place Chambers

30 Park Place Chambers is singled out by clients as ‘an excellent set for family public law work‘. The ‘exceptionally strong‘ team has a solid track record in representing parents, guardians and local authorities across a wide range of cases involving allegations of serious physical and sexual abuse, poisoning and neglect, among other areas. Nathan Jones regularly handles complex cases involving the deaths of children. Members also field expertise in matrimonial finance, an area in which James Tillyard KC and Rebecca Harrington  excel. The group was recently bolstered at the senior end following Catherine Heyworth KC‘s elevation to silk.