Rebecca trained with a National Tier 1 Court of Protection Team where she gained a wide breadth of exposure however she had a particular interest in mental capacity throughout her training. Rebecca qualified in March 2015 and she joined Shoosmiths in September 2015. Rebecca now focuses solely on supporting her inspirational clients and their families with managing life after an injury or degenerative illness has occurred.
Rebecca’s expertise include deputyship applications for both professional and lay deputies, all aspects of ongoing management, Statutory Will and gift applications as well as preparation and management of Personal Injury Trusts.
Rebecca’s clients include individuals with acquired brain injuries, mental illness, learning difficulties, and degenerative diseases such as dementia. Rebecca has a specific interest in working with children and young adults, she works closely with families through the early stages of development to involve multi-disciplinary support networks to maximize potential at an early stage. A significant proportion of Rebecca’s clients have suffered from catastrophic brain injuries at birth, part of Rebecca’s role includes supporting her clients through the litigation process and guiding them into some form of normality once this has concluded.
Through collaboration with other departments the majority of Rebecca’s clients have been working with our Access Legal Solicitors' Clinical Negligence or Serious Injury specialists to pursue a claim for compensation. She is therefore adept at assisting with management of interim and final payments to get in place the vital support and services that her clients need.
Rebecca has connections with local charitable organisations and has developed links with charities assisting clients who have sustained brain injuries.
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys travelling and exploring the countryside which she combines with a love of running. She has completed three marathons all for highly deserving charities.
'Rebecca Bristow is very approachable' – Legal 500
- Member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Member of the Birmingham Law Society
BA (Hons) in Law and Society 2:1 (Exeter University)