Rosie is a solicitor specialising in public law and human rights, health and social care, and welfare cases in the Court of Protection.
She has acted for claimants in a wide range of judicial review cases, including challenges to local authority policies and budget cuts, a successful challenge to the closure of a community theatre, and a challenge to the Government’s funding policy on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.
Rosie also has significant expertise in welfare cases in the Court of Protection, acting on behalf of adults who lack mental capacity, as well as their family members. She has acted in complex cases including in relation to the withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatment for both adults and children, deprivation of liberty, and welfare deputyship applications.
Recent work highlights:
- Obtaining a substantial package of care, including overnight care, for a disabled child where the local authority had previously refused to provide any support
- Acting for families seeking to be appointed as their relative’s welfare deputy
- Acting for a family member of ‘P’ in contested welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection
- Assisting in a judicial review challenge to NHS England in relation to its provision of gender identity services
Cases Rosie has acted in:
- R (Sofia Sheakh) v London Borough of Lambeth  EWHC 1745 (Admin) and SM v London Borough of Hackney  EWHC 3294 (Admin) – which considered the validity of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods created in response to the pandemic, and compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty.
- Simone & ors v Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Education  EWHC 2609 (Admin) – a judicial review against the government’s policy for special educational needs funding.
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