Rosie Banks

Associate Solicitor

Mobile: 07745540251

Email: Rosie.Banks@mjc-law.co.uk

Expertise

Rosie specialises in health and welfare Court of Protection matters and Community Care cases.

Rosie studied Law with German at the University of Sheffield and at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet in Muenster, Germany. In Rosie’s first legal role she advised on debt and housing law issues. She then moved to a large national firm where she remained for 8 years, initially as a paralegal concentrating on Court of Protection and community care matters, before completing her training contract and qualifying as a solicitor. Rosie’s first post-qualification role was as a medical negligence solicitor, bringing claims on behalf of individuals. Rosie moved back into Court of Protection and community care law in 2018. Prior to starting at MJC Law, Rosie spent a year developing the community care and welfare Court of Protection practice at a regional firm, where she also gained experience of professional property and affairs deputyship management and contested issues.

Rosie can provide advice and representation on a range of issues, including:

  • Court of Protection
    • Personal welfare applications, including serious medical treatment
    • Deprivation of liberty
    • Personal welfare deputyships
  • Community care
    • Accessing support for disabled adults and children
    • Local authority financial assessments
    • Accessing direct payments and personal health budgets
    • Challenging failures to assess needs or the outcomes of needs assessments
    • Continuing healthcare funding eligibility and appeals
    • Issues relating to funding and support provided under section 117 Mental Health Act 1983

Proceedings in the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court

Rosie accepts instructions from individuals, family members, advocates, RPRs and professional deputies, as well as other interested parties.

Achievements

Rosie is a committee member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association (“COPPA”) West Midlands. In 2018 Rosie was recognised for her commitment to pro bono and awarded the Birmingham Law Society’s Pro Bono Award.

Rosie was mentioned in the Legal 500’s Court of Protection 2023 rankings, testimonial below:

“We have been working most closely with Rosie Banks. She has always been very responsive to questions and has been able to provide a detailed analysis of a situation and a preferred way forwards, or a selection of options with a justification for each, very promptly.”