Rosein Magee

Rosein Magee

“Experienced in both care and financial remedy cases.”

Legal 500, 2016

"Hardworking and robust."

Legal 500, 2017

"Well respected, hardworking and well liked by her clients."

Legal 500, 2015

Practice Overview

Rosein’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law with particular emphasis on complex public law proceedings. As well as acting on behalf of local authorities, parents and children’s guardians in all types of private and public law cases, she regularly acts in financial remedy proceedings and the Court of Protection. Rosein appears in courts of all tiers.

Rosein is an experienced and highly regarded member of the Family Team who is known for her thorough preparation and tenacious advocacy as well as her ability to manage difficult or vulnerable clients with a measured and pragmatic approach.

Rosein’s main areas of work include:

  • Public Law (Children)
  • Private Law (Children)
  • Financial Remedies
  • Court of Protection

Rosein read Law & Psychology at Keele University graduating in 1993 with an Upper Second Class Degree. She completed the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law in London and was called to the Bar in 1994, having received a Scholarship from Gray’s Inn.

Public Law (Children)

Rosein acts on behalf of local authorities, parents and children though their children’s guardians in all types of public law and wardship proceedings.

Rosein is able to offer advice and representation from the outset of proceedings and, in particular, give guidance on the instruction of experts.

Recent relevant experience includes acting in complex cases including sexual abuse, inflicted injuries, fatalities, female genital mutilation and fabricated illness. Rosein has also acted in cases in which Declarations have been sought under the Human Rights Act 1998 regarding alleged breaches of the human rights of children and/or parents.

Private Law (Children)

Rosein acts on behalf of parents, wider family members and children though their children’s guardians in all types of private law proceedings including residence/contact, relocation (internal and external), child abduction and specific issue/prohibited steps applications.

Rosein is able to advise on the merits and conduct of a case, either in conference or in writing, at any point before or during proceedings and is particularly sensitive to the need, wherever possible, to preserve relationships between children and their families.

Recent relevant experience includes acting on behalf of a parent seeking permission to permanently remove children from the jurisdiction, representing a parent resisting an application to relocate with children within the jurisdiction, acting on behalf of a parent whose children had been abducted to Canada, and representing a parent on an appeal against the court’s refusal to change the child’s name.

Financial Remedies

Rosein is able to offer neutral evaluations on the merits of a case both pre-proceedings and throughout. She is always mindful of the costs implications of contested proceedings and endeavours to advise on the proportionality of evidence gathering and appropriate settlement terms throughout. Rosein is also able to assist with enforcement, variations and appeals.

Recent relevant experience includes a case in which a matrimonial business asset was sold and the proceeds dissipated before proceedings began, a case involving assets held outside the jurisdiction and a foreign pre-nuptial agreement, and a case in which an elderly couple had maintained separate financial arrangements throughout their marriage.

Court of Protection

Rosein acts on behalf of local authorities, vulnerable adults and family members in cases involving personal welfare and/or property and financial issues.

Recent relevant experience includes an application in the High Court on behalf of the parent of a 20 year old man who had been removed from the jurisdiction by the other parent, acting on behalf of  the local authority in respect of a man who had sustained serious and permanent brain damage as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, and acting on behalf of the local authority in a case involving an elderly woman whose husband was challenging the orders securing her place in residential care.