Rose Anstess


Rose is a Trainee Solicitor within the Family and Mental Capacity departments, supporting Janice Kaufman and Geeta Manglani to represent vulnerable individuals.

Rose has experience in childcare law, working for children and taking instructions from Guardians, as well as parents. This work is frequently care proceedings brought under the Children Act 1989, as well FMPO cases and rule 16.4 private law cases.  Rose has experience in matters where there is a crossover between mental health issues or those under a disability and family matters, particularly with regard to forced marriage proceedings and contact issues. Rose also regularly assists with s.21A deprivation of liberty Mental Capacity Act 2005 proceedings, instructed by the Official Solicitor, as well as complex cases to determine the client’s capacity to make decisions regarding matters such as consent to sexual relations, marriage and contact with particular individuals.

Rose was part of the team that worked on the recent Supreme Court case N (Appellant) v ACCG and others (Respondents) where Steel and Shamash Solicitors represented a respondent and received a favourable judgement on 22 March 2017.