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Rebecca Attree

Civil & Commercial and Workplace Mediator


Practice Overview

Rebecca is a highly effective and experienced Legal 500 UK Leading Mediator 2017 who regularly mediates a wide range of commercial and workplace domestic and international disputes. She has over 25 years’ experience in assisting global businesses and individuals to resolve commercial disputes and reach agreements. A City qualified solicitor, and owner of several businesses, Rebecca brings commercial acumen and pragmatism to her mediations.


Rebecca's  specialisms include commercial contracts, partnership and shareholder, contentious probate and workplace disputes. Rebecca's international and domestic legal expertise enables her to be evaluative where necessary and her facilitation style gets to the nub of issues. Rebecca assists parties to bring about successful long-term outcomes to complex disputes.  


Professional Background

Rebecca graduated in Law from Downing College, Cambridge and qualified as a company commercial solicitor in the City of London (Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons). In 1993, Rebecca set up her own solicitor's practice, specialising in contentious and non-contentious international commercial advice. Rebecca now provides mediation services and training to corporates and individuals.


Other Experience

Since 2002, Rebecca has been the Chairman and a Director of a property development company. Rebecca resolved a complex probate litigation as an Executor of an Estate. Rebecca has experience as a Mediation Advocate and as a party to mediation. Rebecca is also an experienced trainer, mainly training lawyers and business executives in mediation skills and contract law. Her clients include City law firms, FTSE 100 companies and public organisations.


Rebecca is fluent in Italian and good French. She has significant experience in delivering legal and related services in Europe Panel


Panel Memberships

  • CMC Registered Mediator

  • Member by Experience 

  • US Qualified Mediator (INADR)

  • Honorary Member and Deputy Ombudsman of Libralex, International law firm network

  • Judge, International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Mediation Competitions, Paris

  • Member, Worshipful Company of World Traders



  • ICC Commercial Mediation Training Role-Plays 2015

  • International Commercial Agreements (Thorogood)

  • European Product Liabilities (Butterworths)

  • European Economic Interest Groupings (Jordans)



  • “Hugely impressive…incisive, quick, and sees both the main point of an issue and the angles and implications” Experienced Solicitor and Mediator
  • “Many thanks to you for all your help which was much appreciated. You should be at the UN.” Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Top 500 Solicitors’ firm, Professional Negligence dispute
  • “Rebecca was able to blend face to face mediation around the table with separate room mediation to allow both parties to feel they are being heard while dealing with sensitive emotions. This resulted in both parties having a better understanding of the situation and each other. The parties now have a working face to face business relationship” Conflict Manager, NGO
  • “I have never known a four hour time limited mediation to settle in three hours.” Solicitor to the Claimant, Franchise and Competition Law dispute
  • “Rebecca was excellent and I would definitely use her again” Solicitor to defendant and claimant in two actions, multi-party corporate dispute
  • “I would definitely recommend Rebecca as a Mediator, and I would not change anything” Senior Junior Counsel, Self representing, Recovery of fees dispute
  • “Rebecca was outstanding.” Head of Complaints, Major Trade Association for Professional Body, Regulatory dispute.
  • “Thank you for contributing so effectively to the sharp end of our business” Defendant, Finance Director, Listed Company, Global Manufacturer of consumer goods
  • “I didn’t really think anyone would be able to bridge the gap between us. Not only did you succeed in doing it, but you did so with kindness, great patience and grace. I’m truly grateful.”? Party, International TOLATA and Civil Partnership case
  • “You were very calming and highly skilled at diffusing tension, that was particularly helpful given some of the more explosive characters at the mediation.”? Solicitor, Corporate and Reputational Issues Dispute
  • “I would like to thank you for your efforts in encouraging the parties to reach an agreement. I very much appreciate the way in which you went about this matter, particularly when it looked as if a settlement would not be reached.”? Solicitor, Loan dispute
  • “Rebecca knows a vast amount about property business as well as the law. The mediation was extremely well handled.” Party, Property Developer Director, Property dispute
  • “Excellent at resolving a complicated family trust issue where there was considerable acrimony. Rebecca showed an excellent grasp of the issues. She was warm in her approach but retaining a very professional stance throughout. I cannot thank her enough for her assistance and will certainly recommend her to others and will always be using her.” Litigation solicitor, 32 years experience, Family trusts dispute 
  • “Your approach was professional, yet informal.” McKenzie Friend, Inheritance Act Claim
  • “Many thanks for the thoughtful way in which you managed to bring the parties together to reach a resolution of this difficult case.” Solicitor for the Claimant, International Intra-family finance and business dispute
  • “Completely satisfied, thank you.” Defendant, Finance Agreement Dispute

Areas of Specialism

  • Aviation
  • Boundary Dispute
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Debt Recovery
  • Family (Commercial Mediation)
  • Inheritance
  • Partnership
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Real Estate
  • Right of Way
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate
  • Workplace

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