Barrister Rose Harvey

Rose Harvey

Year of call: 2015  


“Composed, eloquent, but also so very pleasant to deal with. A real star!”



Rose joined chambers after successful completion of her pupillage and has a busy practice encompassing a wide range of chambers’ specialities.

Rose studied English Literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge, graduating with a First Class degree. She then completed the GDL and BPTC at Kaplan Law School, obtaining the second highest mark in the year for the GDL.

Rose’s advocacy has been praised by Judges in Court as “clear and confident…[she] courageously and attractively advanced [her] cause”. Solicitors have commented that Rose is “fantastic to work with… she has always been well prepared for hearings and clients have commented on how at ease she has made them feel”.

After completing her studies Rose worked in Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of the Rule of Law team at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (the German government’s development agency). She undertook research in conjunction with the Bangladeshi government into legislative reform, including regarding bail. She also assisted in running a country-wide awareness campaign on how incarceration can affect women and girls.

Scholarships & Awards:

  • Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple)
  • Exhibition Award (Inner Temple)
  • Postgraduate Winner, John Howard Essay Prize (Howard League for Penal Reform)
  • GDL Prize (Kaplan Law School)
  • GDL Scholarship (Kaplan Law School)
  • President’s Subject Prize for English Literature (Queens’ College, Cambridge)
  • Foundation Scholarship (Queens’ College, Cambridge)
  • Choral Scholar (Queens’ College, Cambridge)
Personal Injury Clinical Negligence Employment Child & Family Crime Commercial

Personal Injury

Rose is developing a varied personal injury practice, representing both claimants and defendants in the County Courts and High Courts. This includes conducting preliminary hearings and CMCs in complex cases. She also drafts pleadings and advises in respect of all aspects of personal injury claims. Rose has experience in employers’, occupiers’ and product liability and has represented Local Authorities.

Rose spent eight months of her pupillage supervised by personal injury practitioners (Gareth Weetman and William Chapman). This included assisting in complex conferences with multiple medical experts and advising on various aspects of complicated claims.

Additionally, Rose has experience with historic abuse claims, including drafting advices and pleadings. She assisted Adam Weitzman QC in defending a Local Authority against an allegation that they were vicariously liable for sustained and serious abuse by foster parents against foster children, and in a quantum hearing in respect of a severely psychiatrically affected claimant who, since being abused, had developed significant drug issues and an extensive criminal history.

Clinical Negligence

Rose has a keen interest in clinical negligence and spent four months of her pupillage gaining experience in this area, supervised by William Chapman. Rose has experience drafting various advices, pleadings and schedules of loss. During pupillage Rose worked on complex clinical negligence matters, including in conjunction with product liability.

Rose was also involved in the preparation for inquests and attended hearings during her time with William.


Rose accepts instructions to represent claimants and defendants at tribunals and to advise on the merits of claims. She is available to assist both claimants and defendants with regard to strategy at early stages of proceedings (such as in respect of potential claims).

During pupillage Rose assisted Jeffrey Jupp with a wide variety of employment claims at first instance and in the Employment Appeals Tribunal. These include the representation of a claimant in a complex race discrimination claim against a well-known international drinks company and the representation of a large company in an unfair dismissal claim. Rose also gained particular experience in drafting pleadings and completing advices in respect of Union claims and TUPE matters.

Employment law was one of Rose’s specialist subjects during her BPTC and she was graded as ‘Outstanding’ in this subject.

Child & Family

Rose acts in all areas of private and public child and family proceedings including care proceedings, domestic abuse matters and in applications for child arrangements orders, residence orders, occupation orders and prohibited steps orders. Rose is also instructed to conduct urgent ex parte hearings representing clients at immediate risk, for example in respect of FGM.

During pupillage Rose was instructed to assist Rachel Langdale QC in representing a Local Authority at the Court of Appeal. The case considered the rights of prospective adopters compared to the rights of biological family members. The Local Authority supported the position of the prospective adopters, who were successful in their appeal of the first instance decision.

Rose also spent time with Hari Kaur and Justin Slater. This included assisting Hari in representing a mother facing serious allegations of non-accidental injuries to her six-month-old daughter at a five-day fact-finding hearing.

In March 2016 Rose co-authored No Substitute with Justin Slater for the Family Law Journal, which considers the role of Section 20 Agreements between Local Authorities and parents of children deemed to be at risk.


Rose is frequently instructed to appear in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts on the London, South-East and Midlands circuits. Rose has successfully conducted trials in a number of areas including assaults and driving matters. Rose has experience in many kinds of interim hearings, applications and POCA Proceedings. Rose has also conducted appeals against sentence.

During pupillage Rose spent four months with Gareth Weetman. This included work on a large-scale complex fraud in which Gareth was instructed alongside Collingwood Thompson QC to represent the second of five defendants accused of setting up an £89 million tax fraud film scheme. Rose also assisted in the prosecution of a defendant accused of the murder of a vulnerable elderly man. The case involved complex medical causation issues after the defence alleged that negligent medical treatment had broken the chain of causation between the defendant’s assault of the victim and his death.

Rose has been accepted on the CPS Level One Panel for prosecutors.


Rose has a busy commercial practice and regularly represents claimants in small claims and fast track matters in the county courts, including at a variety of preliminary hearings such as applications for strike out and summary judgment. As well as appearing in Court, Rose accepts instructions to draft all kinds of pleadings and is available to advise on merits, quantum and evidence.

Rose has experience representing both claimants and defendants in a variety of property matters such as contested possession hearings, applications for Orders for Sale and squatting issues.

During pupillage Rose spent four months assisting Jeffrey Jupp in a variety of complex commercial matters.

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