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Rebecca Tidswell

Rebecca Tidswell


Phone: (02) 8226 7315

International Phone: (+61 2) 8226 7315

Location: Sydney


Rebecca Tidswell has over 20 years experience in litigation focusing specifically on complex medical law issues and estates disputes. She has been listed as a leading Plaintiff Medical Negligence Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession for her expertise and ability in the area.

Rebecca developed her litigation skills working at a top tier firm in the UK as a medical law specialist. Since moving to Australia in 2004, she has built a medical law and estates practice, which rests on significant professional knowledge, effective communication with client and counsel alike, and strong empathy with people.

After the successful resolution of a difficult case, a client of Rebecca’s wrote to the firm saying, “Honestly, thank you for everything you have done. You have been really truthful, real and patient with us and your knowledge, time and dedication to our case means more to us than you know. Thank you for taking Dad’s case so seriously and treating us like a family and not a number. Acknowledging Dad’s life was worth something, worth the fight”.

Rebecca has extensive experience in Estate disputes, Civil claims, Coronial Inquests, Health Care Complaints, Funds Management Applications Family Provision actions, and Statutory Wills. Moreover Rebecca has a diverse experience in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds who have suffered grief and loss, brain injuries, spinal injuries, general medical problems and mental health issues.  

The emphasis Rebecca places on the relationship between solicitor, client, expert and counsel has been instrumental in her many successful outcomes.

“My focus is to understand my client’s needs and concerns so that we can work together to find a practical solution to the dispute. Whether it be a bad outcome from surgery, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or managing the complex dynamics of estates disputes, I will work hard to achieve a successful resolution on your behalf.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Rebecca gained her legal qualifications from Keele University in Staffordshire as well as Sheffield University.
  • She was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 2005.
  • Rebecca has a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University.
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of Precedent Magazine.
  • Legal Advisor on the Human Research Ethics Committee at Macquarie University.
  • Rebecca is listed in the Australasian Lawyers Magazine as a 5 star Personal Injury Expert for 2021.
  • Rebecca is listed in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the area of Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.

  • Rebecca is listed in the 2023 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the area of Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.


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