Rosa Curling is an assistant solicitor in the Human Rights Department. She works with Richard Stein and specialises in Public Law particularly Judicial Review and Human Rights cases.
She has been involved in many legal challenges to national bodies (for example, government departments, regulators, the NHS, local authorities, Ombudsmen) as well as international ones (for example, the European Council) concerning a variety of issues including health, education, freedom of information, environmental law, discrimination, civil liberties, community care and ‘the right to die’. She has also represented clients at inquests, SENDIST appeals and Best Interest proceedings.
Rosa has a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Human Rights. She worked at several NGOs and charities before becoming a solicitor, including Liberty, the European Roma Rights Centre, ChildLine and the British Institute of Human Rights.
Some of her previous cases include A and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (No. 2) in which the House of Lords found that evidence obtained by torture was not admissible in UK Courts, Fudge v. Secretary of State for Health and others where the Court of Appeal found that the decision not to consult the public about a proposal to set up an Independent Sector Treatment Centre was unlawful, Kelly Taylor v. United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust and others in which she advised Ms Taylor on her request to receive morphine pain relief which would relieve her pain but also shorten her life and WWF and Cornerhouse v. Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which challenged the decision taken by the Secretary of State to provide financial support and assistance to Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) for a project which has already caused significant environmental damage and endangered the habitats of the Western Pacific Gray Whale. A few months after issuing proceedings, SEIC withdrew its application for support and assistance from the UK government.