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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Rowan Brown

Tel:
Work +44 20 060 6473
Email:
RPC

Work Department

Medical and Life Sciences

Position

Legal Director. Rowan is a highly experienced specialist in medical and life sciences law. She advises insurers, research institutes, manufacturers of medical products and pharmaceuticals, private healthcare providers, and individual practitioners. This includes advice on defending multi-party product liability and medical malpractice claims, clinical trials claims and dealing with inquests and fitness to practise investigations.

Career

RPC 2001 – 2004, career break 2004-2010, RPC 2011 – present, Legal Director 2017.

Member

Bio Industry Association

Education

Norwich High School, Cambridge University (History).


London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Next Generation Partners

Rowan Brown - RPC

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

RPC offers an umbrella service to insurers, private hospital groups, charities, individual practitioners, clinics and other healthcare organisations in the defence of a whole range of claims and related proceedings. The service offering also encompasses representation at inquests and regulatory body investigations. The 'excellent all-round lawyer, business thinker' and leading practitioner in the field of reproductive medicine Dorothy Flower leads a department that is adept at handling high-profile group actions, cosmetic and general surgery claims, as well as cases arising from mental health care provision and allegations of negligence in the care of detainees. Rowan Brown is regularly involved in the most complex work, including multi-party actions and matters with an international focus.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

RPC's 'razor sharp and thoughtful' team is headed by Dorothy Flower who specialises in product liability defence cases relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical products. She acts for a range of manufacturers and suppliers, often on the instructions of insurers, and also handles claims arising from clinical trials. The team is entrusted with some high-profile work including actions relating to breast implants and 'metal hips on metal' disputes; Peter Rudd-Clarke specialises in cases involving orthopaedic implant litigation. Rowan Brown  is also experienced in these areas and Genevieve Isherwood assists on medical malpractice and product liability claims.

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