Rebecca Carew Pole QC


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: "Charming with clients, calm during conferences, cool as a cucumber and knows how to deal with difficult issues before the court." "Rebecca is extremely capable and her suggestions are always invaluable to the case. She talks to you and listens with empathy towards your situation." "Accessible and really puts herself out for the client. She is incredibly diligent and creative." ‘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 2021 and Legal 500 2021


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”.


Financial Remedies

R v R (LSPO: payment of historic costs) [2021] EWHC 195 (Fam)

XW v XH (Special Contributions) [2019] EWCA Civ 2262

FW v FH (Valuation of Private Companies) [2019] EWHC 1338 (Fam); [2019] 2 FLR 937

Thum v Thum (No. 2: Disclosure) [2019] EWFC 25; [2019] 2 FLR 546

XW v XH (No. 2: Publicity and Reporting) [2019] EWCA Civ 549; [2019] 1 WLR 3757

LKH v Z (Interim Maintenance: Costs Funding)[2018] EWHC 1214 (Fam); [2018] 3 Costs LR 519

XW v XH (No. 2: Reporting Restrictions Order) [2018] EWFC 44; [2019] 1 FLR 559

Martin v Martin [2018] EWCA Civ 2866; [2019] 2 FLR 291

Thum v Thum (No.1: Jurisdiction) [2018] EWCA civ 624; [2019] 2 WLR 127

XW v XH (No. 1: Financial Remedies: Non-matrimonial Assets) [2017] EWFC 76; [2019] 4 WLR 83

ZS v RS (Conflict of Interest) [2017] EWHC 2660; [2018] 1 FLR 263

WM v HM [2017] EWFC 25; [2018] 1 FLR 313

Thum v Thum (No. 1: Service of Documents) [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam); [2016] 4 WLR 171

S v J & ors [2016] EWHC 586 (Fam)

MA v SK & S Investments [2015] EWHC 887 (Fam)

Abuchian v Khojah  [2014] EWHC 3411 (Fam)

Re G (Leave to Remove) [2007] EWCA Civ 1497

C v C (Costs: Leave to Appeal) [2006] EWHC 624 (Fam)

C v C (Privilege) [2006] EWHC 336 (Fam)

Re G (Maintenance Pending Suit) EWHC 1834 (Fam)

C v C (Without Notice Orders) [2005] EWHC 2741 (Fam)

K v K (Financial Relief: Management of Difficult Cases) [2005] EWHC 1070 (Fam)

Al-Khatib v Masry [2004] 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

"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.”

Legal 500

"Her bedside manner is matched by an equally impressive command of the law.”




Married with three children.