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Browne Jacobson announces appointment of Barrister to its Cardiff office

Browne Jacobson announces appointment of Barrister to its Cardiff office


Browne Jacobson has announced the appointment of Barrister Rebecca Blackwood to its newly opened office in Cardiff.

Rebecca brings with her over 20 years’ experience in family, child, adult, mental capacity, and social services law and previously spent five years at The City and County of Swansea Council, advising and representing on various matters including adult and child cases in the Court of Protection, education appeals and governance matters. Prior to her role at Swansea Council, she worked as a barrister for many years at Southernhay Chambers, which after a merger with Rougemount became Magdalen Chambers.

Rebecca joins the firm’s national 26 strong barrister team and will sit in Browne Jacobson’s newly established Cardiff office which comprises 10 legal professionals who work across the government and corporate sectors.

Browne Jacobson partner and Cardiff office head Tim Edds said of Rebecca’s arrival: "We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca to our growing Welsh Browne Jacobson team. Her exceptional legal acumen and dedication to delivering top-tier client service and strategic solutions, aligns seamlessly with our firm's values and commitment to quality and excellence. Rebecca will be a great addition to our Cardiff team and an asset to our client base as we continue to expand our offering in the Welsh market.”

Partner Barrister Fiona Butler who leads Browne Jacobson’s barrister team added: “Rebecca is an outstanding, passionate and compassionate barrister who has worked on a number of significant, complex and highly sensitive adult and child Court of Protection and advocacy cases over the last two decades. Her wealth of knowledge and experience of family and social care law is impressive, whilst her commitment to delivering the best outcome for her clients on issues and matters that are very much at the forefront of society means she is a great fit for our team and for Browne Jacobson.”

Browne Jacobson’s Cardiff office opened in July and is located at 36 Park Place. The office was co-founded by partner and office head Tim Edds and Browne Jacobson’s Executive Lead for Wales and partner Laura Hughes, endorsing the firm’s commitment to the Welsh market, having delivered legal advice to clients in Wales for over 25 years.

Rebecca’s appointment follows on from the recent Cardiff appointments of senior associate Bill Cordingley into its public law team and legal assistant Phillip Brettell into its Criminal Compliance & Regulatory team.