Rebecca Fitzpatrick > Browne Jacobson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
3rd Floor, No.1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman square, Spinningfields
M3 3EB

Work Department

Health, advisory and litigation


Rebecca leads the mental health and social care advisory team from the Manchester office.

One of the leading national specialists in mental health and mental capacity law, with over 20 years of experience in the field including work in relation to the Mental Health Act, the Court of Protection (mental capacity issues), the High Court (complex treatment cases, e.g. involving children), the Administrative Court (judicial review, human rights and community care issues) and the Coroner’s Court.

She sits as a fee-paid First-Tier Tribunal judge (mental health) and also regularly lectures in the above areas of law to a range of professionals, including at national and international conferences in the field.

Becky is well known for her expertise in the areas of consent, capacity and best interests. She regularly advises in relation to national guidance and strategy on mental health such as NHS England’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health & the Transforming Care programme.


  • Hill Dickinson LLP Partner (2010 – 2015) Associate (2007 – 2010 )
  • Weightmans LLP Associate (2005 – 2007)
  • J Keith Park solicitor (2000 – 2005)
  • Lees & Partners solicitor (1999 – 2000)
  • Alexander Harris Solicitor (1995 – 1999)
  • Fisher Meredith Trainee Solicitor (1993-1995)
  • English Teacher Spain to high level executives & government ministers such as CEO of Santander (1990 – 1993)


  • Law Degree LLB Hons Exeter University 1989
  • Law Society Finals 1993
  • Admitted as a Solicitor December 1995

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Public sector > Health

Browne Jacobson LLP’s Manchester-based health practice continues to advise on policy, governance, procurement and infrastructure changes in the new NHS landscape and stands out with its healthcare inquest work. The group is the appointed primary provider of advice on complex and high value claims to MPS and sits on the clinical and non-clinical NHS Resolution panels. While co-head Gerard Hanratty leads the team advising NHS clients on matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, co-head Christian Dingwall specialises on advising on NHS corporate and service transformation. Rebecca Fitzpatrick leads the mental health and social care advisory team and Victoria Thourgood  is the firm’s lead for public health sector property work as well as the independent health sector.