Rebecca is an Associate in the Planning and Environment team. She qualified and joined Thrings in January 2021 after completing her training contract at Ashfords LLP.
Prior to becoming a Solicitor, Rebecca achieved a first-class degree in English from the University of Exeter before converting into law and obtaining an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management. Rebecca is listed as a key lawyer in the team by Legal 500. Alongside her role at Thrings, she is an active member of Bristol Junior Chamber and she served as Chair of Charity for two years (2021-23) on its Council of Management. She has been appointed as a general committee member for the Women in Property South West branch for 2023-24.
Development of Land.
In her work with the Development of Land team, Rebecca advises on both contentious and non-contentious planning matters relating to residential, mixed use and commercial development schemes. She has acted for housebuilders, housing associations and landowners with negotiation of infrastructure agreements and providing advice on policy and legislation to help with any issues that arise during the planning process. Rebecca has experience liaising with and between clients, their technical consultants and professional, local authority officers and landowners.
Alongside the Agriculture team, Rebecca works on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with experience defending high value criminal prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency, and also local authorities in a Planning Enforcement context. She also assists with cases enabling farming enterprises to diversify, and achieve development as well as compliance with national policy and legislation in the rural economy.