Elspeth Rose

Elspeth joined Hempsons’ healthcare advisory and inquest team in 2019.  She is an experienced advocate who regularly represents the interests of organisations and individuals in complicated inquests, including deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act, deaths of prisoners detained in custody, and hospital deaths involving complex medical issues. She frequently appears at Article 2 and jury inquests, inquests involving multiple agencies, and at inquests with significant media coverage.

Elspeth also regularly advises organisations in relation to health and safety matters and has significant corporate support experience.

Prior to working for Hempsons, Elspeth worked for an international law firm specialising in corporate criminal defence, regulatory compliance and enforcement advice. Elspeth further has significant experience of the General Medical Council’s (GMC) investigations through working within the organisation in the legal and policy teams.

Main areas of expertise

  • inquests
  • healthcare advice
  • health and safety
  • GMC investigations
  • criminal defence

The clients she works with

  • NHS trusts
  • NHS Resolution
  • medical defence organisations
  • healthcare practitioners


  • LPC (University of Law) – Distinction (2013)
  • Law LLB (University of Leeds) – First Class Honours (2011)

Professional memberships

  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (2015)


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