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Rebecca Coleman

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Nottingham Law School BPTC (2012 – 2013)

Degree: Law LLB (Hons) (2011)

Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Major Scholarship (2012)

Winner, The Hammond Cup for Advocacy (2015)

Lincoln’s Inn Levitt Scholarship (2016)

Runner-up, Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy (2017)

Winner, The Hammond Cup for Advocacy (2017)

Since joining Chambers, Rebecca has been engaged in a busy criminal practice on the Midland Circuit both prosecuting and defending.

Rebecca’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal work. She regularly defends and prosecutes in cases including offences of violence, drugs, dishonesty and driving offences. Rebecca provides clear and honest advice and is adept at dealing with youths and those who are vulnerable.

Prior to completing pupillage with Chambers, Rebecca was employed at a local Criminal Defence firm as a Crown Court Litigator and Police Station Representative. As such she has an in-depth knowledge regarding the inception of criminal proceedings. Her caseload included offences ranging from shop theft and burglary to multi-defendant serious organised crime, sexual offences and murder.

Rebecca’s cases include:

R v LB & others (Nottingham Crown Court 2020) Current instructions. 6-week firearms conspiracy with intent to endanger life.

R v CB & others (Nottingham Crown Court 2019) Current instructions. 10-week drugs and firearms conspiracy.

R v DW & others (Nottingham Crown Court 2019) Led junior for the defence in a complex fraud conspiracy that ran for 16 weeks.

R v EF (Sheffield Crown Court 2019) Acquittal of a client charged with GBH following a half time submission. Rebecca was praised for her ability and manner in dealing with her client who had never before faced criminal proceedings.

R v CC (Leicester Crown Court 2018) Instructed on behalf of the defendant who faced allegations of violence and was acquitted at trial.

R v DH (Nottingham Crown Court 2018) Led junior in the prosecution of a defendant charged with the murder of her partner.

R v MW & others (Lincoln Crown Court 2018) Rebecca secured the acquittal of her client who was facing allegations of assault following a successful half time submission.

R v BF (Nottingham Crown Court 2018) Instructed on behalf of a young and vulnerable defendant who faced 3 allegations of knife point robbery.

R v CB (Leicester Crown Court 2017) Successful defence of a client charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence where the defendant chose not to give evidence at trial.

R v DA (Derby Crown Court 2017) Led junior instructed on behalf of the defendant who was charged with offences of rape. This case involved the comprehensive analysis of thousands of pages of unused material and telephone evidence of which was vital in securing not guilty verdicts to several counts on the Indictment.

R v CN (Leicester Crown Court 2017) Acquittal of a client charged with wounding following a half time submission. The defendant was said to have assaulted an opposition player during a football match causing a serious facial injury.

R v MW (Nottingham Crown Court 2017) Instructed on behalf of the defendant charged with burglary where the offence was captured on CCTV and the defendant had been identified. Rebecca secured a not guilty verdict. 

R v JG (Derby Crown Court 2017) Instructed on behalf of the defendant in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings which resulted in a successful outcome on behalf of her client.