Rebecca Wardle is an associate in Goodwin's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Litigation practices with experience in high-value contractual and corporate disputes, and complex fraud cases. Ms. Wardle has acted for clients across multiple sectors, with experience advising financial institutions in cross-border investigations and litigation. Ms. Wardle has previously spent time on secondment to a global investment bank.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2020, Ms. Wardle was an associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.





Ms. Wardle’s representative experience includes:

  • Brown v BCA Trading – Acted for the defendant majority shareholder in successfully defending at trial a claim of unfair prejudice. The case was the first time that the English court granted an order for the use of predictive coding in disclosure on a contested application.
  • Consult II SRO & Ors. v Shire Warwick Lewis Capital Limited & Ors. – Acted for the claimants in connection with proceedings to recover sums invested in a fraudulent scheme, including successfully obtaining a freezing order and default judgment against the defendants, and advising on bankruptcy proceedings. 
  • A leading global investment bank – Conducted internal, global regulatory and antitrust investigations in various jurisdictions in relation to the client’s FX sales and trading business. Advised on policies and procedures. 
  • A global investment bank – In defending a claim for a makewhole payment due under a facility agreement.
  • Rolling stock leasing companies – In advising on potential disputes in relation to manufacturing agreements, including in relation to force majeure and COVID-19 related issues.
  • Ashany & Ors. v Eco-Bat Technologies Limited – Acted for the claimant directors in connection with the right to disclosure of company information, and successfully defended in the Court of Appeal an order overturning the default rule on discontinuance.
  • International energy company – In advising on issues concerning projects in the UK and in relation to an expert determination of a dispute. 
  • An international bank – Conducted an internal investigation into whistleblowing allegations made by a bank employee. 
  • An overseas pension fund – In obtaining freezing and search orders in support of US civil proceedings to recover a $40 million sum.
Professional Activities

Ms. Wardle is a member of the Female Fraud Forum, Young Fraud Lawyers Association and Junior London Solicitor Litigation Association.


Legal Week Innovation Awards (2018): AI Innovation Award – Brown v BCA Trading






L.P.C., 2012
College of Law (now known as University of Law)
LLB Law, 2010
University of Nottingham



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