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Rebecca Attree

Civil & Commercial and Workplace Mediator


Practice Overview

Rebecca’s extensive experience as a Solicitor and Mediator, coupled with incisive analytical skills and pragmatism, make her a popular choice as a Mediator for a wide range of commercial disputes. Rebecca’s specialisms include contracts for manufacture and sale of capital equipment, partnership and shareholder disputes, particularly those involving international law. Being the Chairman and Director of a property development company, Rebecca is also adept at handling property and construction 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, has good French.  She has significant experience in delivering legal and related services in Europe


Panel Memberships

  • CMC Registered Mediator

  • Member by Experience, Law Society Civil and Commercial Mediators Panel

  • US Qualified Mediator (INADR)

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

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

  • First female Member, Worshipful Company of World Traders

  • Lead Mediator with Bromley Community Mediation



  • 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” Solicitor and mediator

  • “I would recommend Rebecca as a Mediator, and I would not change anything about the Mediator or the session.”   Self-represented party, Senior Junior Counsel

  • “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

  • “I have never known a four hour time limited mediation to settle in three hours.”  Solicitor to the Claimant, Franchise Agreement Claim

  • “Rebecca was excellent and I would definitely use her again” Solicitor to defendant and claimant in two actions, multi-party corporate dispute

  • “We recommend Rebecca Attree, she successfully undertook a rather complicated mediation we were involved with last year.”  Solicitors for the Claimant, Partnership Dispute

  • Your approach was professional, yet informal.”   McKenzie Friend, Inheritance Act Claim

  • “Rebecca made me feel relaxed and not under pressure” Claimant

  • “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

  • “Thank you for contributing so effectively to the sharp end of our business”.  Defendant, Finance Director, Listed company, Manufacturer of consumer goods

  • “Mediation far exceeded my expectations and I was very impressed.”  Claimant Litigant in person, Finance Agreement Dispute

  • “Many thanks for the thoughtful way in which you managed to bring the parties together to reach a resolution of this difficult case.” 

  • “Completely satisfied, thank you.”  Defendant, Finance Agreement Dispute

  • “Rebecca was outstanding.”   Head of Complaints, Major Trade Association


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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