Rosie first joined Commons as a paralegal in January 2020 and became the firm’s first trainee solicitor in September 2021. She is a fee earner and also supports our solicitors with their Magistrates Court, Crown Court and appellate casework, as well as with the firm’s social justice and community project work. She is in the process of becoming an accredited Police Station Representative.
Rosie holds a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS, University of London. She completed her Legal Practice Certificate with the University of Law whilst working as a paralegal at Commons.
Before joining Commons, Rosie was Director of Programmes at The Fair Justice Initiative, a non-governmental organisation fighting for prison reform in Accra, Ghana. She has experience as a paralegal with a focus on asylum and immigration detention at Turpin & Miller LLP and has volunteered with several organisations with a focus on human rights and access to justice, including Justice Defenders (formerly African Prisons Project) and RELEASE.