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Rebecca Bristow


Rebecca specialises in Court of Protection work with a focus on property and financial affairs. She qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and has worked exclusively in this area for the last 8 years.

Rebecca has a particular interest in brain injury and her practice has a significant focus on supporting brain injury survivors and their families. Rebecca’s expertise includes 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 enjoys working with children and young adults, she works closely with families through the early stages of development to involve multi-disciplinary support networks to maximise potential at an early stage.

A significant proportion of Rebecca’s clients have suffered from catastrophic brain injuries through birth injury or trauma. Rebecca works closely with litigation teams to assist in management of high value compensation awards, whilst supporting her clients through the litigation process and guiding them into some form of normality once this has concluded.

Rebecca is actively involved in the wider Court of Protection community, having been involved in establishing the West Midlands CoPPA network, and now sitting on The Professional Deputies Forum working Group. Rebecca is involved in supporting the training and development of those entering practise to promote the availability of specialist expertise to vulnerable clients.

Rebecca has been noted as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners since 2018. The most recent addition describes her as having “… an extremely friendly, personable approach and a great skill for simplifying legal and financial speak into easily understandable language.” She has also been recognised as a Legal 500 Rising Star for a number of years, with one source saying “Rebecca clearly cares about what she does and balances professionalism with a sensitive human touch making clients feel at ease and well looked after. I’d recommend Rebecca without reservation.


  • Associate to watch 2023 Chambers and Partners Court of Protection: Property & Affairs 5 years
  • Rising stars 2023 Legal 500 Court of Protection