Rebecca Atkinson is the firm's General Counsel. She leads the firm's internal risk and compliance function and sets the related strategy.
Rebecca is a skilled risk and compliance professional with over a decade of experience ensuring businesses are compliant. She is the firm's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Anti-Bribery Officer and Whistleblowing Officer. She additionally holds the position of Data Protection Officer alongside Head of Technology and Security Jonathan Freedman.
Rebecca is a Barrister (non-practising), New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales.
Rebecca has authored three books (Assessing and Addressing Risk and Compliance in Your Law Firm, Financial Crime A Compliance Manual and Risk and Compliance Questions and Answers), regularly produces written content for compliance publications, is the editor of the AML chapter of Cordery on Legal Services and has authored multiple Practice Notes for Practical Law Company. She sits on the Board for the Law Society Legal Compliance Bulletin, Practical Law Company Compliance and Management Consultation Board and is a Member of the Law Society Regulatory Processes Committee. Rebecca also provides training through MBL and the Law Society.
Rebecca is also a Trustee of the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret found in London Bridge.