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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
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Web:
https://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 lawyers

Rowan Brown - RPC

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

The 'commercial, strategic and pragmatic' practice at RPC defends against a range of substantial and highly complex claims, with notable expertise in cases involving general surgery, reproductive healthcare, clinical trials, psychiatric injury and cauda equina. Key work in 2017 includes claims concerning cosmetic and bariatric surgery, large group actions and international issues. The 'very experienced and high skilled' team works with private hospital groups, clinics, hospices, international assistance organisations, home carer services and individual practitioners. Head of Department and 'star performer' Dorothy Flower  led the team defending consultant surgeon Ian Paterson and Spire Healthcare and NHS Trust in high-profile litigation concerning the performance of unorthodox mastectomies and other unnecessary surgical procedures. The 'hardworking' and 'very friendly' Rowan Brown is noted for her 'good attention to detail'; sheis experienced in group litigation and matters with international focus.

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