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William Rose

Partner, Privy Council Agent

William is a specialist in dispute resolution and conducts commercial litigation for private clients, local government and a considerable number of local authorities.

He specialises in obtaining injunctions to prevent breaches of planning control, and has obtained well in excess of 100 injunctions including many cases involving gypsies and travellers. 

William also advises on public law and defends (and sometimes brings) judicial reviews and statutory appeals to the High Court, and advises local authorities in disputes regarding costs.

William appears regularly at detailed assessments and acts for clients from the Isle of Man, Turks & Caicos Islands, Jersey etc. in their appeals to the Privy Council.  He also undertakes a considerable amount of London agency work for provincial solicitors.


Joined Sharpe Pritchard

Previous Employment
Trained at Sharpe Pritchard


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Recent work

  • “hotspot” injunctions successfully preventing incursions on very sizeable areas of land;
  • acting for a firm of barristers and attorneys in their appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from the Turks and Caicos Islands.


What others say

William has acted for my authority in relation to injunction applications, appeals and committal proceedings in High Court and Court of Appeal.  His understanding of court procedure is second to none, he knows the system inside out and one can always be confident of his practical and prompt advice, based upon his vast experience and depth of knowledge.  He is also very accessible and easy to deal with, which are qualities of invaluable assistance to those instructing himKatherine Stubbs, Solicitor at Aylesbury Vale District Council.

William’s pragmatic and flexible approach to conducting High Court and Court of Appeal litigation has proved invaluable in securing outcomes and remedies with ‘real-world’ relevance and impact; an obvious and attractive attribute when confronting regulatory issues with often determined opponents under heightened stakeholder scrutinyGary Duthie, Senior Lawyer from South Cambridgeshire District Council.

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