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14TH FLOOR, NO.1 SPINNINGFIELDS, 1 HARDMAN SQUARE, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3EB, ENGLAND
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Work 0370 270 6000
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Fax 0161 375 0068
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www.brownejacobson.com

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Tel:
Work 0161 300 8050
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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Health, advisory and litigation

Position

 

Becky is a leading national specialist in mental health and mental capacity law, with 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 regularly speaks at national events in the field. 

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 the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Becky advised the department of health in relation to their online training package on the Mental Capacity Act rolled out to over 1.5 million health and social staff, and is well known for her expertise in the area of consent, capacity and best interests.

She is regularly involved in high-profile, complex and reported cases and regularly advises in relation to national guidance and strategy on public sector healthcare such as the recent NHS England Five Year forward View for Mental health which received widespread publicity and national coverage

Career

  • 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)

Education

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


North West: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

Amanda Callaghan¬†at Browne Jacobson LLP¬† leads a team that ‚Äėis always available and is very quick to respond‚Äô. Andrew Peel¬†handles clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. The ‚Äėvery impressive‚Äô Rebecca Fitzpatrick¬†is recommended for her work on mental health and mental capacity law. Associate Edward Pollard¬†and solicitor Victoria Colclough¬† provide ‚Äėwell-thought-through advice‚Äô. Gerard Hanratty¬†joined¬†from Capsticks LLP¬† and has extensive experience of representing NHS bodies in judicial reviews and on service reconfiguration. An impressive roster of clients includes North West Ambulance NHS Trust, Chorley and South Ribble CCG in addition to NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG.

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