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Rebecca Eleady-Cole

Solicitor & Team Leader


01323 406 701

Areas of law:

Family Matters

Rebecca is a Solicitor and Team Leader in our Eastbourne office. Prior to joining Reeds, Rebecca was in the employ of Messrs Lawson Lewis Blakers Ltd for 9.5 years. She started out doing general family matters, including matrimonial, children both Public and Private Law to include wrongful removal from the jurisdiction, Injunctions and Trust of Land Act. Since 2014, when she attained membership of the Children’s Panel, Rebecca’s case load mainly consists of Public Law and Private Law Children Act matters.

Rebecca is conscientious, hard working and a good communicator. She has a good work ethos and is a team player.


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra-Leone

Advanced Family Law Panel

Children’s Panel

Committee Member of the Eastbourne Contact Centre

Former Committee Member of the Eastbourne Law Society

Notable Cases

Re G (Interim Care Order: Residential Assessment [2005] UKHL 68 [2006] 1FLR 601
The Court considered that the correct and proper approach to a Section 38(6) Assessment. The
House of Lords determined that the scope of Sec38(6) did not extend to treatment or therapy for the family.

Re: P v P (Contempt of Court: Mental Capacity) 1999 2 FLR 897
Guidelines were set by the Court of Appeal, to determine the basis on which a person with mental disability can be held in contempt of court following breach of a Court Order.