Rebecca Woodcock, Paralegal, Court of Protection and Deputyship
Rebecca joined Fieldfisher's Court of Protection team in January 2018. She deals with the routine management of a range of deputyship matters for those who lack capacity. She has a varied caseload, including deputyships for children who have sustained injuries at birth as a result of clinical negligence and elderly clients who have lost capacity due to dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Rebecca has experience of dealing with high value litigating cases and provides support to the Deputy with the management of interim damages awards. She works closely with our clients' families and support teams throughout this process and provides litigation support services to our colleagues in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department. Post-settlement, Rebecca assists with the preparation and review of detailed budgets, which require attention to every detail of her clients' affairs and how they plan to move on to the next phase of their life after settlement. She also works closely with case managers to help plan and implement care packages, which facilitate her clients achieving the best possible quality of life.
Rebecca is often the first port of call for her clients, their families, case managers or other professionals involved in the case. She is on hand to answer queries and support clients to understand the processes involved in setting up and managing a Deputyship or Personal Injury Trust.
Rebecca read law at King's College London and graduated with a First Class degree. After this she worked in a busy Court of Protection team in London before joining Fieldfisher. Outside work, Rebecca is an international hockey umpire and regularly travels representing England and Great Britain at international tournaments. The teamwork and communication skills she has developed through umpiring serve her well in her role in the Court of Protection team.