Rose Ireland

Rose Ireland


Rose Ireland

- Solicitor

Rose is a solicitor in the Human Rights, Inquests and Public Inquiries teams at the firm.

Rose joined Saunders Law in November 2019 as a paralegal, later completing her training contract with the firm. In that time, she has gained experience in a wide range of legal practice areas, including:

  • Claims against the police for failure to investigate sexual assault and rape;
  • Civil claims against the police and prisons for assault, misfeasance, false imprisonment and discrimination;
  • Claims against the police and prisons under the Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Inquests, including but not limited to deaths in police custody;
  • Public Inquiries, including the Infected Blood Inquiry and Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She is currently instructed on the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Rose is a member of the Police Actions Lawyers Group (PALG), Inquest Lawyers Group (ILG) and Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL).

Prior to joining Saunders Law, Rose worked at the UCL Centre for Access to Justice and the Law Commission of England and Wales. In addition, she volunteered for charities internationally in Panama and South Africa and multiple charities and civil society organisations nationally, including as an intern at United Nations House Scotland and as a writer for EachOther (formerly RightsInfo). Her academic work has been published and selected for presentation at conferences.

Rose graduated with First Class Honours in Law (LLB) from the University of Bristol in 2014 and Distinction in International Human Rights Law (LLM) from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Rose completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in June 2022, and won the University of Law Dean's Award for best overall performance on the LPC part-time course.