Rebecca is an experienced Mediator who regularly mediates a wide range of commercial and common law disputes for a range of values. She has over 25 years’ experience in assisting businesses and individuals domestically and internationally to resolve commercial disputes and reach agreements. A City qualified solicitor, with significant experience as an owner of several businesses, Rebecca brings commercial acumen and pragmatism to her mediations. She is fully accredited to mediate in the UK (since 2010), US and online.
Rebecca’s style is calm, relaxed and empathic, quickly putting people at ease. Incisive and analytical, she helps the parties at an early stage identify what they want to get out of the mediation and focus on practical solutions. She is articulate and persuasive, and will reality test where necessary. Rebecca is energetic, and tries to facilitate a resolution within the allocated time so her mediations rarely continue into the night. Rebecca is excellent at working with people from a variety of cultures.
Rebecca has a particular reputation for mediating disputes relating to contracts for sale of goods and services, agency, distribution, franchise, joint ventures, manufacture, aviation, construction, property and family business. Many of those involve international, cross-cultural and European issues. Cases have involved, for example:
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Whilst most disputes are between two parties, the largest number of parties Rebecca has worked with as a mediator has been 10 and as an adviser 30. Values in dispute range from multi million pound to small monetary values, but where parties place high value on issues such as reputation, relationships and values.
OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE
Rebecca graduated in Law from Downing College, Cambridge and qualified in 1989 as a solicitor in the City of London (Richards Butler (now Reed Smith). She was an Associate with Laytons in the Company Commercial department from 1989 – 1995.
In 1995, Rebecca set up Attree & Co, her own solicitor’s practice, specialising in contentious and non-contentious international commercial advice.
Since 2002 Attree & Co has provided training to corporate solicitors and individuals globally and since 2010 also mediation services.
Rebecca is a founder member of Hexagon Mediation.
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