I am a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence Team in our Southampton office. I've specialised in representing clients who have suffered serious injury as a result of clinical negligence since qualifying as a Solicitor.
I have a particular interest in delay in diagnosis of cancer cases and maximum severity claims arising from injuries to children during childbirth and in the neonatal period. I've represented a number of clients who had undergone incorrect treatment for breast cancer and had unnecessary breast surgery.
I also have expertise in cases concerning sepsis, amputations, brain and spinal injuries (including Cauda Equina Syndrome) and surgical negligence leading to serious bowel and bladder injuries.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Obtaining acknowledgement for my client that something has gone wrong with their medical treatment. This can be in the form of an apology or compensation. It is particularly rewarding to achieve compensation for a client which allows them to rebuild their lives and often get the rehabilitation or treatment they need in the future.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am proud to work for a firm that places its focus on the client and their rehabilitation. I also like the fact that at Irwin Mitchell we are able to offer clients the complete package of services they may need throughout their claim, such as help with their benefits, Wills, probate and Court of Protection matters.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy travelling, cooking and cycling.
Rebecca Brown is a "Rising Star" – Legal 500, 2021
"'No question appears to be a silly one. She is able to provide me with the necessary information,' a client reports, adding: 'I feel well supported by her.'" – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate to Watch)
"Thorough, tactical and senior beyond her years' and has particular expertise in spinal injury and general surgical negligence, as well as group litigation." - Legal 500, 2020
"Tactically astute" - Legal 500, 2018/19
Rebecca Brown is “competent and compassionate’ – Legal 500 2017
"Irwin Mitchell have exceeded all my expectations. They handled my claim with craft and sensitivity. Communications was always clear, timely and effective. Any face to face meetings were always at a time and location convenient to me. I can't think of anything else that they could have done for me in order to achieve a very good outcome. I can't recommend them highly enough."-5* Trustpilot review
"I was helped through a very difficult and emotional time in my life with Rebecca being there with me every step of the way. I cannot thank Irwin Mitchell staff enough"-5* Trustpilot review
"During the course of my medical negligence claim Rebecca Brown from the Southampton Office was supportive and informative every step of the way. She explained each stage clearly and she made what is a complex process easy to understand. Although the process was very lengthy Rebecca Brown at Irwin Mitchell got me a settlement that I was pleased with. I would recommend"-5* Trustpilot review
"The help and support I got from Irwin Mitchell was fantastic. They kept me informed every step of the way and made sure I was looked after. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who needs help. A really big thank you once again for your support." -5* Trustpilot review
“From the start of my case until the finish my solicitor Rebecca Brown went above and beyond. My case I felt was very sensitive to me but I was treated with a great amount of compassion and care.” – Lauren, Client
“Rebecca handled my wife's negligence claim for breast cancer misdiagnosis with professionalism and compassion. We are very pleased with the outcome and were impressed by the way that expert reports were gathered in support of our case. Rebecca explained the possible legal outcomes and financial pros and cons as the evidence gathering and documentation continued.”– Mr H, Client
"I find her to be professional, caring, easy to talk to and very understanding of my particular issues." - Client