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Bridge is one of the leading national specialists in healthcare employment law who, having led the employment team at Capsticks’ Birmingham, moved to Browne Jacobson at the end of September 2019.

She has a national role with particular interest in the South West and our Exeter office.

Bridget specialises in all aspect of employment law/HR in the healthcare, police and not-for-profit sectors and has additional expertise as an independent investigator and trained workplace mediator.

She has achieved considerable success in defending a large number of Employment Tribunal claims, a significant number of these claims related to complex whistleblowing and discrimination issues with public/media and regulatory interest.  Bridge has in-depth knowledge and many years’ experience managing complex cases involving doctors in difficulty (conduct, capability, health and breakdowns in team/colleague working relationships).

She is trusted in handling complex and sensitive senior People Management issues which impact on the organisation’s reputation or have a regulatory angle, including the Duty of Candour; Fit and Proper Person requirements and referrals to regulatory bodies to include the GMC and NMC.  Bridge’s work as an investigator has ensured she has additional insight when advising on challenging investigations into grievances at senior level, sensitive whistleblowing concerns and culture reviews involving CQC and/or NHSE/I.

As a trained Workplace Mediator Bridget is aware of the benefits of deescalating disputes particularly when they involve complex group dynamics.


Bridget is an Employment Partner with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of employment law, including conducting complex workplace investigations across the public and private sectors. Bridget works nationally and across the south west.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Health

Led by Mark Barnett in Exeter and Gerard Hanratty in Manchester, Browne Jacobson LLP advises on health and social care matters, working with a number of NHS foundation trusts and integrated care boards across the South West. Barnett has longstanding experience of litigating clinical negligence claims, while his Exeter colleague Bridget Prosser‘s employment-centred practice sees her advising ICSs on new methods of collaborative working.

South West > Employment > Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Browne Jacobson LLP fields a ‘very knowledgeable team of employment specialists’ who offer specific expertise to clients in the health, insurance and education sectors. The practice continues to grow, with the team receiving new instructions from clients within the healthcare sector. James Tait oversees the national employment offering, while Bridget Prosser leads the team in the South West. Bettina Rigg heads up the focussed higher education group. Prosser has over 20 years’ specialist experience and focuses on advising key NHS, regulatory and third sector clients, while Rigg specilaises in equality, diversity and inclusion issues, and discrimination claims.