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Portrait of Rebecca Foster
Areas of expertise: Employment


Rebecca is an associate (FCILEx) in the firm’s employment and specialist Police Federation teams. Located in London, she advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues including discrimination, whistleblowing, disciplinary cases and grievance concerns.

She provides specialist advice on matters concerning the Police Pension Regulations and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006. She also has experience in tribunal and High Court litigation and has worked on claims valued in excess of £1 million.

Rebecca previously worked for another leading City-based law firm for four years, where she qualified as a chartered legal executive. After being admitted as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Rebecca joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020. She takes pride in building strong professional relationships with her clients, who value her supportive and considerate approach. She has been described as having 'clearly obvious expertise in this field' and has been commended by clients for her 'impressive drafting' as well as her ability to construct 'excellent compelling arguments'.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting on a discrimination claim for approximately 38,000 members of the Police Federation arising from changes to their pensions following the introduction of the Police Pension Regulations 2015.
  • Assisting in obtaining compensation for a police officer in respect of the unlawful cessation of his ill health pension.
  • Successfully securing a series of backdated IHR pension payments for an officer covering a period of approximately two years, as well as an additional lump sum payment along with interest at a rate of 5%.
  • Assisting individuals in pursuing applications for judicial review arising from decisions made by the Police Pension Authority to exclude them from ill health benefits.
  • Advising the Police Federation and its members on matters concerning discrimination; whistleblowing; police pensions; injury on duty applications and appeals; DBS and common law disclosure disputes and misfeasance; and malicious prosecution.

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