Rebecca Carew Pole KC
Focuses her matrimonial practice on contested financial disputes, mostly for high net worth clients. She additionally handles complex financial remedy applications for notable individuals, and is at home undertaking complex jurisdiction disputes. Strengths: "A force of nature who commands absolute confidence when you instruct her." "She gives sensible advice and will do her best to help her clients." "She knows where a case will go and how a judge will react, and assists clients with the next steps in a personable, friendly way." Legal 500 ‘A fabulously thorough silk. She is pragmatic when it is needed, and has a great client manner.’ ‘Her written work is second to none and when on her feet she blazes a trail behind her. She is a force to be reckoned with whether in the negotiation room or the courtroom. Judges adore her clear presentation. She makes everything sound simple however difficult it may be.’Chambers and Partners 2022 and Legal 500 2022
Silk, appointed last year, specialising in complex financial remedies disputes.
Rebecca has been described as a “punchy, no-holds barred advocate with razor sharp intelligence” [Legal 500]. People say, “her opponents are so scared of her because the judges really listen to what she’s got to say”.
R v R (LSPO: payment of historic costs)  EWHC 195 (Fam)
XW v XH (Special Contributions)  EWCA Civ 2262
FW v FH (Valuation of Private Companies)  EWHC 1338 (Fam);  2 FLR 937
Thum v Thum (No. 2: Disclosure)  EWFC 25;  2 FLR 546
XW v XH (No. 2: Publicity and Reporting)  EWCA Civ 549;  1 WLR 3757
LKH v Z (Interim Maintenance: Costs Funding) EWHC 1214 (Fam);  3 Costs LR 519
XW v XH (No. 2: Reporting Restrictions Order)  EWFC 44;  1 FLR 559
Martin v Martin  EWCA Civ 2866;  2 FLR 291
Thum v Thum (No.1: Jurisdiction)  EWCA civ 624;  2 WLR 127
XW v XH (No. 1: Financial Remedies: Non-matrimonial Assets)  EWFC 76;  4 WLR 83
ZS v RS (Conflict of Interest)  EWHC 2660;  1 FLR 263
WM v HM  EWFC 25;  1 FLR 313
Thum v Thum (No. 1: Service of Documents)  EWHC 2634 (Fam);  4 WLR 171
S v J & ors  EWHC 586 (Fam)
MA v SK & S Investments  EWHC 887 (Fam)
Abuchian v Khojah  EWHC 3411 (Fam)
Re G (Leave to Remove)  EWCA Civ 1497
C v C (Costs: Leave to Appeal)  EWHC 624 (Fam)
C v C (Privilege)  EWHC 336 (Fam)
Re G (Maintenance Pending Suit) EWHC 1834 (Fam)
C v C (Without Notice Orders)  EWHC 2741 (Fam)
K v K (Financial Relief: Management of Difficult Cases)  EWHC 1070 (Fam)
Al-Khatib v Masry  EWCA Civ 1353
Child’s Pay (3rd Edition)
Family Law Bar Association
- University of Bristol LLB (Hons)
- Inner Temple Major Scholarship
- Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship
- Inns of Court Pegasus Scholarship
Chambers and Partners
"A force of nature who commands absolute confidence when you instruct her." "She gives sensible advice and will do her best to help her clients." "She knows where a case will go and how a judge will react, and assists clients with the next steps in a personable, friendly way."
"Highly conscientious and committed and someone who always delivers an excellent client service. Rebecca is a barrister who manages to not only provide excellent legal advice, but who also demonstrates the important holistic approach needed in the family law arena."
"She manages to take a lot of academic legal knowledge and distil it in a way that is digestible for clients. She's very reliable, very committed, very good and very well prepared." Chambers & Partners 2018
"A silk in the making."
“She has a measured, calm approach, which is appreciated by clients. Her knowledge of the law is fantastic and her performance in court is polished and impressive.”
"A fabulously thorough silk. She is pragmatic when it is needed, and has a great client manner."
"Her bedside manner is matched by an equally impressive command of the law.”
Married with three children.